what it means to be alive
Scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations are born from curiosity-driven research.
At RIKEN BDR, we are striving to clarify the biology underlying the foundations of life, and apply the knowledge acquired through our research to address global issues facing humanity.
Despite what’s written in textbooks, fruit flies use a similar cell-stress sensor as mammals to initiate programmed cell death
Resolution of a two-decade debate enhances our understanding of how embryos develop differences between their left and right sides
Adornments made to a critical sleep-promoting protein mediate the onset and duration of slumber in mice
Molecular modeling suggests structural consequences of an early protein mutation that promoted viral transmission