Sphingolipid S1P is reduced in brain white matter of people with schizophrenia, making S1P receptors a good target for new treatments.
Enlarged ventricles is a sign of an aging brain. New research shows that this phenomenon can be predicted by lagging brain circulation that is detected by MRI.
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Black smokers are deep-sea hydrothermal vents found in the ocean. Now scientists believe that they may host electroecosystems in which the primary producers use electric currents as their energy source.
Researchers have created drought resistant transgenic rice using a gene from a small Eurasian flowering plant
???This Spring we’ve put together a special centennial issue of RIKEN Research ???
Don’t know anything about RIKEN? We’ve made a new RIKEN booklet that should help!
Discovery of an enzyme that prevents obesity in mice through glycosylation of a protein involved fat-cell differentiation.
Masaki Watabe talks about automated robotic researchers, future robot rule, and scientific philosophy.
It’s almost the end of the year and a here’s an early holiday present! The winter issue of RIKEN Research is here, covering plant parasites, depression, atomic clocks, and more! Enjoy!
Amanda Alvarez writes about how neuroscientists are studying consciousness with mathematics
Fall is here, and with it comes the latest issue of RIKEN Research. This issue covers tactile learning during sleep, supercomputers and simulations, solar cells, fly olfaction, tumor vaccines, and more
Scientists have identified where social memories are stored in the brains of mice. Mice are forgotten because memories cannot be retrieved.
Scientists have discovered a gene that allows plants to cope with extreme heat by changing the composition of chloroplast membranes. Continue!
Researchers discover a dopaminergic circuit in the brain that allows fear associations to disappear when there isn’t anything to be afraid of anymore.Continue!
Blue light alters some gene expression in plants by changing the transcription start sites to downstream locations.Continue!
Learn how (neurologically) cool octopus arms are (as if you didn’t already know).Continue!
ANT1 mutations found in bipolar disease that affect mitochondria lead to hyperexcitable serotonergic neuronal activity in the brain.Continue!
New contributor and nuclear physicist Sarah Naimi talks about her recent experience in science communication at a recent scicom event in Tokyo.Continue!