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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

Putting quantum forces on the map

Mapping the relationship between two quantum effects in materials known as topological insulators could facilitate the development of quantum-based, low-power electronics

Secrets of splicing selectivity

Detailed structural analysis reveals how pairs of proteins collaborate to splice RNAs into cell-specific products

Light finds a one-way street

A multiferroic material displays a novel spin structure that allows light to travel in only one direction

Feature Highlight

Probing the proton

A two-stage trap for single protons leads to measurement of their magnetic properties with unprecedented precision

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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

Scanning for health and disease

The Division of Bio-Function Dynamics Imaging at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies is developing advanced imaging techniques to transform medical diagnostics and therapeutics

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