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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

Gene regulation turned upside down

DNA binding by complexes that regulate developmental gene expression occurs in the reverse order to that expected

X-ray studies without the damage

A non-damaging x-ray technique makes it possible to investigate the detailed structure of large biomolecules, leading to a better understanding of their biological functions

Oxygen extends graphene’s reach

The addition of oxygen atoms to graphene carbon on metal substrates opens up new possibilities for graphene chemistry

Feature Highlight

Making sense of the cellular rulebook

Atlases of functionality for specific genomic elements across a diverse range of cell types reveal insights into how different tissues establish their biological and functional identities

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RIKEN People

A few-body view of the hypernucleus

Emiko Hiyama, Associate Chief Scientist, Strangeness Nuclear Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science

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Seeing the big picture in cells

Quantitative biology is enabling scientists to predict and control the response of biological systems and networks to environmental changes and disease

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RIKEN Places

Revisiting the early Universe

Researchers at the RIKEN BNL Research Center are studying high-speed collisions of atoms to gain a better understanding of our cosmic beginnings

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