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
The formation of a hexacarbonyl complex with the synthetic heavy element seaborgium paves the way for studies of relativistic effects in the chemical properties of the heaviest elements
A membrane-mimicking biocompatible conducting polymer selectively binds to nerve cells and stimulates the changes needed for nerve regeneration
Neurons that encode whether a memory is positive or negative can be reprogrammed to switch the emotional association of the experience
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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Piero Carninci, Deputy Center Director and Division Director, Division of Genomic Technologies, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
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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.
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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