April 25, 2014

Oops! Researchers find neural signature for mistake correction

Scientists at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics have captured an elusive brain signal underlying memory transfer, pinpointing the first neural circuit for "oops" moments.

April 18, 2014

Rapid whole-brain imaging with single cell resolution

A cleared mouse brain

Researchers demonstrate an easy and fast way to achieve whole brain imaging for 3D analysis of gene expression profiles and neural circuits at the systems level.

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April 15, 2014

Latest issue of QBiC newsletter is online

The latest issue of RIKEN QBiC's newsletter features a special interview on the profession of science illustration along with other news from this center whose work focuses on quantitative biology.

April 10, 2014

Neuroinflammation leads to fatigue following viral infection

Photo by Joanna Servaes from Wikimedia Commons

Researchers at RIKEN have discovered that the sensation of fatigue following viral infection is caused not by fever, but by inflammation of brain tissue.

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RIKEN Research

The secret ingredient that strengthens silk biomaterials

The addition of pectin molecules significantly improves the mechanical properties of silk-based hydrogels as tissue engineering substrates

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