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Through RIKEN Research, our quarterly magazine and website, we present the best of research from RIKEN to the international community. Our research is shown in an accessible, easy-to-read format, providing regular insights into the people, facilities and programs that make up RIKEN. The core component of RIKEN Research are short, easy-to-understand Research Highlight articles explaining for a broad scientific audience some of the latest research articles published by RIKEN researchers.

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Recent Research Highlights

Controlling inflammation in fat cells

A signaling mechanism that controls inflammation in fat cells could offer a way to prevent obesity-induced diabetes

Regulating root growth

A newly discovered protein controlling root structure could play a widespread role in plant cellular signaling

Frustration produces a quantum playground

A deeper understanding of quantum fluctuations in ‘frustrated’ layered magnetic crystals could speed the development of devices that probe real-world systems using quantum effects

Feature Highlight

The amazing disappearing mouse

An experimental technique that renders mouse tissues transparent and colorless allows scientists to image the cellular-scale effects of disease deep within the body

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RIKEN People

Stress-relief strategies in plants

Ryoung Shin, Unit leader, Regulatory Network Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

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Perspectives

Powering science

Powerful supercomputers like the K computer developed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science are essential for scientific discovery and prediction.

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RIKEN Places

Building neural connections

The RIKEN Brain Science Institute has the infrastructure to support interdisciplinary research on the identification and manipulation of the neural circuits underpinning behavior

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