January 30, 2015

Hot on the trail of the hepatitis-liver cancer connection

Using whole genomic sequencing, scientists have demonstrated the profound effect that chronic hepatitis infection and inflammation can have on the genetic mutations found in tumors of the liver.

January 30, 2015

Growing functioning brain tissue in 3D

Researchers have succeeded in inducing human embryonic stem cells to self-organize into a three-dimensional structure similar to the cerebellum, providing tantalizing clues in the quest to recreate neural structures in the laboratory.

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January 26, 2015

Full final report from committee investigating STAP papers now available

The full English version of the report from the committee investigating issues related to the STAP cell papers, which was released on December 26 last year in Japanese, is now available in English.

January 22, 2015

Towards presymptomatic diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

A new RIKEN venture has taken on the challenge of discovering ways to stop and treat Alzheimer's disease with new mouse models of the disease.

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RIKEN Research

Proteins feel the pinch

An enzyme that helps bacteria to adapt to changes in oxygen exposure controls the degradation of defective proteins by opening and closing a pore on its surface

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