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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

An inner look at the inner ear

The earliest stages of ear development involve a localized signaling cascade

‘Chatty’ cells help build the brain

Development of the cerebral cortex is influenced by genetic cues and communication between neurons and progenitors

Electron quantum states set free

A vortex of electrons provides unprecedented information on magnetic quantum states in solids

Feature Highlight

Breaking bonds in benzene

An easy method for rearranging the carbon–carbon bonds in aromatic molecules at low temperature could open up new possibilities in synthetic organic chemistry

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RIKEN People

Finding hidden treasure in the genome

Piero Carninci, Deputy Center Director and Division Director, Division of Genomic Technologies, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies

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Perspectives

Banking on biological tools for research innovation

Repositories of biological materials and information such as the RIKEN BioResource Center help ensure that research in the life sciences addresses emerging societal challenges in health, agriculture and conservation.

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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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