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
Leaves, buds and other parts of a plant shoot regenerate after wounding, thanks to a key molecular pathway
The SARS virus uses an unusual protein processing strategy in infected cells, which may offer a vulnerability that can be exploited by new drugs
Exploring ways to mimic photosynthesis could lead to sustainable fuels for the future
PET imaging of new neurons in the brain promises to advance our understanding and treatment of depression
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Sarah Naimi, Research Scientist, Spin Isospin Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science
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Yoichiro Matsumoto, Executive Director, RIKEN
Researchers at RIKEN have advanced our understanding of the role of gut bacteria in health and disease.
Nihonium is the official name, and Nh the chemical symbol, for element 113, which was discovered by Kosuke Morita's group at the Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science.
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Tomoko Abe has bombarded thousands of plants with heavy ions to create unusual varieties
The RIKEN SPring-8 Center hosts the most powerful synchrotron radiation facility in the world and an x-ray free-electron laser that is a billion times brighter
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