Research

Impact

November 25, 2016
Breeding mutants
Tomoko Abe has bombarded thousands of plants with heavy ions to create unusual varieties
August 26, 2016
Superbugs with superpowers
Organisms discovered in extreme alkaline environments produce enzymes excellent for preserving smells, capturing tastes and cleaning laundry
June 3, 2016
Chemists at the front of RIKEN elixir of health and wealth
The pioneering research of two RIKEN chemists in the early twentieth century had a major impact on the organization’s success
February 12, 2016
Earth-friendly pesticides
Yutaka Arimoto has developed ‘SaFE’ pesticides from common household products
November 13, 2015
The power of hornet juice
RIKEN researchers turned an amino acid mixture produced by giant hornets into a commercially successful sports drink that improves athletic endurance and fat metabolism