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Found 783 articles associated to the institution RIKEN.
 
Pinpointing susceptibility to knee arthritis
11-October-2008

Molecular geneticists in Japan and China have identified a previously unknown gene associated with susceptibility to osteoarthritis, a common disease affecting knee and hip joints through abnormal wearing of the cushioning cartilage.

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Making the right connections
3-October-2008

Repetition is essential for acquisition and retention of new information and skills. Researchers uncover a mechanism by which the brain regulates restructuring of neuronal connections during the processes of learning and memory-building

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A collective assault initiates motor neuron degeneration
3-October-2008

An international team of scientists including Koji Yamanaka and colleagues at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako, have found that damage to brain cells other than motor neurons is critical to the onset of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

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Carbon gets extra bonds
3-October-2008

Mapping of electron distribution in highly unusual hypervalent atom will advance our understanding of rare carbon compounds

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Attention enhances initial brain responses to sights and sounds
3-October-2008

Each moment that we are awake, our senses are bombarded with stimuli. Focusing our attention on the few stimuli that are important allows us to filter out the ones irrelevant to the task at hand. RIKEN researchers have found that attention does in fact modulate primary cortical responses to both auditory and visual stimuli.

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