PRESS RELEASES

September 19, 2014

For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root

Scientists have shown that legume plants send signaling molecules called cytokins from their shoot to their roots to regulate their symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

September 9, 2014

Broken signals lead to neurodegeneration

A cell receptor involved in calcium signaling can be locked into a closed state, and this may play a role in the reduction of neuron signaling seen in neurodegenerative diseases.

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NEWS

September 16, 2014

Cutting cholesterol to make a safer potato

Researchers have succeeded in reducing the levels of toxic substances such as solanin in the potato by cutting the production of cholesterol.

September 12, 2014

First RPE cell sheet graft transplant

Today, the first participant in the “Clinical study of autologous induced pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell sheets for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD)” underwent transplantation of a cell sheet graft.

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RIKEN Research

The constant nibble that keeps cancer at bay

An enzymatic pathway that destroys a tiny RNA molecule helps keep cancer and other diseases linked to cell proliferation in check

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