May 22, 2015

Switching off brain circuit renders mice “out of touch” with environment

Researchers have made laboratory mice literally “lose touch” with their surroundings by manipulating a braincircuit with light-driven optical genetic tools.

May 12, 2015

For the violent r-process, the devil’s in the details

The EURICA detector, which was used in the experiments

Scientists have made precise measurements of the half-lives of 110 nuclei, located at the boundary of the known nuclear chart, which have a great effect on the chemical composition of the universe.

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May 22, 2015

President Matsumoto announces new management initiative

President Hiroshi Matsumoto announced a new initiative intended to help RIKEN achieve its full potential for scientific excellence as a comprehensive research institution.

May 22, 2015

Scientists discover new immune response that targets bacterial sugar coats

Scientists at RIKEN, the Max Planck Society, and the Imperial College of London recently revealed that a protein made in the human pancreas recognizes the tuberculosis bacterium.

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RIKEN Research

A stress tracker for plants

Measuring stress-related hormones in individual plant cells reveals local patterns of metabolic activity

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