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2014-04-04 12:20:22

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, in collaboration with Osaka City University and Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, have used functional PET imaging to show that levels of neuroinflammation, or inflammation of the nervous system, are higher in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome than in healthy people.

Controversy Around Stem Cell Discovery May lead To Retraction
2014-03-14 12:52:09

Japanese scientists who in January announced they developed a new method to create stem cells using blood cells and acid are considering retracting their study. The study was considered ground-breaking research in the field, but now the scientists are not so sure of their findings.

Fatty Acid Made By Gut Bacteria Boosts Immune System
2013-11-13 15:43:11

New research from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan sheds light on the role of gut bacteria on the maturation of the immune system and provides evidence supporting the use of butyrate as therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease.

2013-09-12 13:30:43

Japanese researchers have identified a mutation associated with a higher incidence of lung cancer in Japanese women who do not smoke, but better survival in lung cancer patients.

2013-08-08 14:23:41

Eprobe®, a highly efficient and reliable fluorescent probe for PCR DNA amplification techniques and DNA analysis in hybridization experiments, has been developed by researchers from RIKEN and Japanese firm K.K.DNAFORM.

2013-06-24 14:38:45

Japanese researchers have developed a new sugar and water-based solution that turns tissues transparent in just three days, without disrupting the shape and chemical nature of the samples.

First Gene Associated With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Identified
2013-05-13 07:56:20

Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan have identified the first gene to be associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (also called AIS) across Asian and Caucasian populations.

2013-01-21 10:24:29

The fate of mature T lymphocytes might be a lot more flexible than previously thought.

2011-08-01 12:12:26

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), together with colleagues at Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, Harvard University, and other medical institutions have identified three new loci associated with susceptibility to adult asthma in the Japanese population.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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