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Research News - 2022

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Dec. 23, 2022 Research

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Dec. 21, 2022 Research

RIKEN’s Organoid Project tackles the latest challenges in this highly promising field for regenerative medicine and drug discovery, says Minoru Takasato.

Dec. 14, 2022 Research

Organ development has been modeled in the lab by selectively activating signaling pathways in the embryo

Nov. 18, 2022 Research

Nov. 17, 2022 Research

During DNA transcription, an enzyme takes apart nucleosomes and then puts them back together again

Oct. 25, 2022 Research

A new and unexpected cell death mechanism found in fly guts opens up big questions about how the digestive system really maintains its balance.

Oct. 17, 2022 Research

Fruit fly study links nutrient-sensing pathway to an unexpected amino acid

Oct. 4, 2022 Research

The normal, symmetric formation of the vertebrate eyes is coordinated by a molecular sensor that responds to mechanical force

Sep. 12, 2022 Research

Using half-sized eggs provides an avenue for childbearing in mice

Aug. 25, 2022 Research

Jul. 20, 2022 Research

Hormone causes male mice to change from being aggressive toward pups to caring for them when they become fathers

Jun. 28, 2022 Research

Jun. 9, 2022 Research

Light-induced changes in shape enable a pump in a marine bacterium to suck in chloride ions from seawater

Jun. 3, 2022 Research

A new method for single cells can rapidly determine the make-up of bacterial communities in the gut and environment

May 26, 2022 Research

May 9, 2022 Research

A safe and effective drug against a parasitic amoeba could come from a new approach that exploits the parasite’s need for iron

Apr. 26, 2022 Research

Mar. 17, 2022 Research

A virus-produced protein that blocks the activation of a cellular-stress response could be used to save neurons in some neurodegenerative disorders

Mar. 15, 2022 Research

A structural picture of protein interaction could help to develop new drugs

Jan. 27, 2022 Research

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