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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

Finding the chemists' missing link

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

A database to unearth plants' genetic secrets

A plant protein structure database will help to uncover unknown functions of plant genes

Getting to the roots of resistance

In-depth genetic profiling reveals some of the processes by which bacteria acquire resistance to various antibiotics

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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