June 30, 2015

How your brain knows it’s summer

Researchers have discovered animals can keep track of the seasons because long days cause selective import of chloride into the dorsal SCN, making GABA function as an excitatory neurotransmitter.

June 26, 2015

The quantum spin Hall effect is a fundamental property of light

Surface plasmon-polaritons

Scientists have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect—an effect known to take place in solid state physics—is also an intrinsic property of light.

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June 26, 2015

Former President Ryoji Noyori named RIKEN Fellow

The award ceremony

President Matsumoto gave recognition to former President Noyori for the contributions he made to RIKEN during his tenure from 2003 to 2015.

June 18, 2015

Heart simulation awarded at computer graphic festival

heart simulation

A video explaining the structure and function of the heart based on simulations on the K computer has been awarded a prize at a leading computer graphics conference.

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RIKEN Research

Mapping limb development

Tissue analysis reveals spatial and temporal dynamics of chick limb formation

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