Whether it’s bird anatomy or science cartoons, Masaki Ouchida can do it all. She spoke with us about her career in science illustration, from the US to Japan.
In addition to encoding self location, brain cells in the rat hippocampus act like a GPS that encodes the location of other rats.
The KAI2 receptor for compounds found in smoke helps plants retain water and survive during drought.
Two parallel temperature-responsive mechanisms ensure that circadian rhythms are not skewed by changes in temperature
The stars align. That’s what you say, when things work out perfectly. In the case of an eclipse, of course, it’s not stars that align but rather the moon and sun.
Rhythmic sniffing boosts phase-coded neuronal signals in the mouse olfactory bulb that allow odors to be identified.
Researchers have found a small connecting protein that can help make quantum dot-based probes for biomedical imaging.
Using a sophisticated setup, scientists have made the most precise measurement to date of the proton magnetic moment.
Using a novel two-particle measurement method, scientists have measured the magnetic moment of the antiproton at a precision 350 times higher than any previous measurement.
A hexagonal lattice organizes major cell types in the cerebral cortex, with similar cells synchronizing their activity in microcolumns.
A collaborative effort used data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft to explain the transient auroras found on Jupiter.
A sugar (fucose) analog can prevent liver cancer (hepatoma) from invading healthy liver cells.
Scientists have used a mathematical model to explain why zebrafish cone cells in the eye are arranged in a specific pattern in all individuals.
A new statistical-based method provides insight into the morphogenesis of developing organs.
Sensors made from stretchable nanomesh allow skin to breathe naturally while continuously monitoring patient health.
Scientists have developed ultra-thin photovoltaic solar cells that can be incorporated into fabric and even washed.
Fear association and unlearning fear association require different populations of noradrenaline neurons in the locus coeruleus.
The large size of mouse oocytes is shown to create errors when chromosomes divide between daughter cells.
Optical imaging neural activity in flies as they use a flight simulator can help us understand how the brain codes navigation.
Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to epigenetic changes that lead to schizophrenic symptoms in mice.
Mast cells in the gut help fight off parasitic worms in the early stages of infection.
Scientists use optogenetics to discover a part of the brain necessary for retrieving memories of personal experiences.
A newly discovered gene turns off an egg’s egginess, allowing it to become an embryo.
Scientists discover that a nickel catalyst acts as both a acid and a base during molecule assembly.
Fewer components are needed for chromosome assembly during cell division than previously supposed.
Amanda Alvarez writes about Steven Rieder and his research in modeling clusters of growing new stars.
A new and most precise measurement of protons shows that they are lighter than previously thought.
New research implicates clumps of insoluble, misfolded proteins in the development of mental illness in people with Huntington’s disease
A new optical clearing method allows imaging of cancer metastasis at incredibly high resolution.
Amanda Alvarez writes about the recent seminars at RIKEN by Philip Campbell and Emilie Marcus, the editors-in-chief of Nature and Cell.
Kylius Wilkins talks to Urs Frey and his recent success manufacturing carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
A new study shows that mice who learn to find goals in virtual reality use their hippocampus the same was as in the real world.
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A recent study of Ngly1 deficient mice used a secondary knockout to create double knockouts with symptoms similar to human NGLY1 deficiency.
A nihonium walk of fame is being built to commemorate the discovery of the 113th element
Researchers have created drought resistant transgenic rice using a gene from a small Eurasian flowering plant
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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.
Time measured at the top and bottom of the Tokyo Skytree with ultraprecise clocks has verified the time dilation effect predicted by Einstein.
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.
Fast and sensitive: A new antibody test for the COVID-19 virus. Just a pinprick of blood and results in 30 minutes. Continue!
A new piezoelectronic microinjection method has allowed the first successful genome editing in marsupials: albino opossums. Continue!
A mutation in a gene needed for H3K9 methylation is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders and early neurodevelopment. Continue!
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. Continue!
The calcitonin receptor and its ligand amylin act in the brain to motivate mouse mothers to protect their pups, even in risky/dangerous situations. Continue!
Researchers have found a dietary amino acid linked to oncogene expression / tumor formation; reduced consumption reduced cancer in flies. Continue!