July 22, 2014

Degradation is key to the activity of the miR-21 oncomiR

Part of the structure of miR-21, from National Chiao Tung University

Scientists have gained new clues that suggest the existence of a regulatory network that contributes to the irregular proliferation of cells in diseases such as cancers and psoriasis.

July 15, 2014

Defects in fatty acid transport proteins linked to schizophrenia and autism

Neuroscientists have discovered that defects in Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) may help to explain the pathology of schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders in some cases.

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July 4, 2014

A new look for RIKEN Research

The latest issue of our English magazine RIKEN Research is available, and we're pleased to report that it sports a new look and a new feel.

July 3, 2014

Obtaining an image of cesium in plant cells

In research that could contribute to the cleanup of nuclear contamination, a group including scientists from RIKEN have developed a way to visualize the distribution of cesium in cells.

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X-ray studies without the damage

A non-damaging x-ray technique makes it possible to investigate the detailed structure of large biomolecules, leading to a better understanding of their biological functions

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