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NEW: A better way of predicting tsunamis!
Opossum hearts hint at new ways of fighting cardiovascular disease
Artificial intelligence improves the diagnosis of congenital heart defects before birth
A new retinal transplant technique works by preventing bipolar cells from maturing in lab-grown retinal sheets.
Scientists show that the free-energy principle can explain how neural networks work.
Scientists find that antimatter reacts to gravity the same way that regular matter does.
A method for making super-flexible and ultra-thin wearable electronics uses water-vapor plasma to create gold-gold bonds.
Reducing the amount of starch branching enzymes in cassava plants made more resistant and thus healthier tapioca starch.
Drug therapy with with diazoxide relieved symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of mice and improved memory.
By imaging the brain while zebrafish “swim” in virtual reality, scientists have learned that even fish can create internal models to predict future outcomes.
Researchers used a postnatal supply of GLP to reverse neural and behavioral symptoms of Kleefstra syndrome in mice!
Fast and sensitive: A new antibody test for the COVID-19 virus. Just a pinprick of blood and results in 30 minutes.
A new piezoelectronic microinjection method has allowed the first successful genome editing in marsupials: albino opossums.
A mutation in a gene needed for H3K9 methylation is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders and early neurodevelopment.
A new breed of lab mouse allows the study of naturally occurring melatonin. These mice will adjust better to jetlag than regular lab mice and experience daily torpor.
The calcitonin receptor and its ligand amylin act in the brain to motivate mouse mothers to protect their pups, even in risky/dangerous situations.
Researchers have found a dietary amino acid linked to oncogene expression / tumor formation; reduced consumption reduced cancer in flies.
Scientists have developed two cancer therapies that use an artificial glycosylated metalloenzyme to specifically target cancer cells in mice.
H2AK119ub1. Say that three times really fast! But seriously, it allows maternally acquired traits to be inherited.
COVID-19 series — Part #4: Team Leader Aki Minoda from RIKEN IMS talks about how the pandemic has affected the way we work.
COVID-19 series — installment #3: Team Leader Osamu Sakura (@RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project) talks about how the pandemic has affected society through the need for telework.
COVID-19 series — installment #2: RIKEN CBS Unit Leader Rei Akaishi talks about government decision-making during the pandemic.
COVID-19 series — installment #1: RIKEN Executive Director Shigeo Koyasu talks about epidemics and what a good response looks like.
A new recipe for continuous cyclical hair regeneration in mice. This means that the hair will continue to fall out and regrow like normal hair.
Scientists have created extra large zooplankton to help feed the fish in aquafarms. The new plankton were created using an ion beam to generate mutations.
Electric rays and sting rays could map the ocean floor through their natural behavior, helping us find resources and collect data on other ocean life.
Experimentally evolving E. coli under pressure from a large number of antibiotics was able to identify constraints underlying evolved drug resistance.
A new artificial skin that reproduces proper tension can be used to research skin function and disease while reducing the need to experiment on animals.
Social novelty and contextual novelty are segregated in the SuM region of the hypothalamus and in projections to the hippocampus, allowing memories of meeting new people to be formed separately from memories of new places.
Reduced FABP4 was found in preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorder, making it a potential new biomarker for the condition.
Parasitic plants use quinones produced by their host to attack. Now we know that crops produce quinones as an immune response against microbial infection. How can we protect crops from both kinds of attack?
Joint activity of two gut bacteria leads to excessive MOG-specific T-cell activity and demyelination of neurons in the spinal cord of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.
Calcium imaging and mathematical model explain how categories and mixtures of odors are represented in the fly brain and consistent across individual flies.
A little genetic engineering and a special recipe allows photosynthetic bacteria to mass-produce super lightweight spider silk for use in manufacturing.
Researchers show that blood cell mutations increase with age identify risk factors for developing leukemia in Japanese and European populations.
Scientists used a multi-omics analysis to show that soil solarization helps crops grow because it increases organic nitrogen in the soil.
Research shows that the claustrum acts as a ‘consciousness conductor’ that synchronizes and connects areas within the mouse brain.
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.
Sphingolipid S1P is reduced in brain white matter of people with schizophrenia, making S1P receptors a good target for new treatments.
Scientists have developed a staining procedure that makes see-through tissue, organs, and bodies useful.
Mice who experienced artificial gravity on the ISS suffered less damage to their immune system (thymus) than weightless mice did.
Time measured at the top and bottom of the Tokyo Skytree with ultraprecise clocks has verified the time dilation effect predicted by Einstein.
A new type of alpha-particle therapy allows selective targeting of tumors in multiple cancers.
Joshua Johansen from RIKEN CBS tells us about his journey from surfer to pain researcher and beyond. Stay tuned for part II …
Scientists discover that most aneurysms result from mutations. A mouse model shows they can be treated with drugs.
Jens talks about licorice and a recent RIKEN study that finally mapped its genome.
Researchers find that the risk of stomach cancer due to infection withH. Pylori bacteria increases with specific genetic variations.
Thomas McHugh from the RIKEN Center for Brain Science continues his discussion about memories, emotions, the brain, and life.
Animated research highlight: Opossum hearts hint at new ways of fighting cardiovascular disease
The free energy principle predicted how real neural connections changed as neurons “learned” in a dish. Continue!
A new approach to attacking fungi involves inhibiting a gene needed for making fatty acids. Continue!
A simple chemical reaction allows hydrogen-carrying ammonia to be stored and retrieved cheaply and easily. Continue!
A new type of alpha-particle therapy allows selective targeting of tumors in multiple cancers. Continue!
Joshua Johansen from RIKEN CBS tells us about his journey from surfer to pain researcher and beyond. Stay tuned for part II … Continue!
Scientists discover that most aneurysms result from mutations. A mouse model shows they can be treated with drugs. Continue!