February 23, 2015

The strong robot with the gentle touch

A new robot developed in Nagoya shows a path forward toward the day when robots will help elderly and other patients in nursing care facilities to move about more freely.

February 13, 2015

FANTOM5 project discovers general rules governing how cells change

Scientists have shown that when cells undergo phenotype changes such as differentiation into specialized cell types, the initial activation takes place at DNA regions called enhancers.

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February 26, 2015

SARC bodies: markers of cellular stress needed for muscle cell differentiation

Researchers have determined that muscle cell differentiation requires transient depletion of calcium in the ER that produces newly discovered globular structures termed SARC bodies.

February 24, 2015

Symposium on neural circuitry and neurotechnology

An international symposium to be held in Tokyo in May will focus on understanding neural circuitry and how it can help us to develop new neurotechnologies.

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RIKEN Research

Finding the chemists' missing link

The construction of ordered nanostructures from benzene could pave the way for a revolution in nanotechnology

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