RIKEN Research

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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

Nanosheets line up to mimic nature

A composite material mimics the properties of natural cartilage by exploiting the repulsion of like charges

Skyrmions get a sonic touch

The use of sound waves to probe nanoscale magnetic whirls called skyrmions could help to develop next-generation memory and data storage technology

Finding the chemists' missing link

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

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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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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