April 22, 2015

Look mom, no eardrums!

Scientists have determined that the eardrum evolved independently in mammals and diapsids—the taxonomic group that includes reptiles and birds.

April 22, 2015

A recipe for long-lasting livers

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses a perfusion system to extend the time that donor organs last and can also resuscitate organs obtained after cardiac arrest.

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April 1, 2015

Hiroshi Matsumoto takes helm at RIKEN

President Hiroshi Matsumoto

On April 1, former Kyoto University President Hiroshi Matsumoto succeeded Ryoji Noyori as president of RIKEN.

March 24, 2015

Ryoji Noyori to step down as RIKEN president

President Noyori

RIKEN President Noyori released a statement today announcing his intention to step down from the position which he has held since 2003.

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RIKEN Research

An infectious imprint on liver cancer

Cases of liver cancer caused by chronic hepatitis share a common mutational profile

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