RIKEN BSI News No. 40 (Jul. 2008)

Archived Issues

Archived Issues: 2008

No. 38

(Jan. 2008)
RIKEN BSI News No. 38 (Jan. 2008)
  • Mechanism of Motor Memory in the Brain
  • Found: The Mechanism that Controls the Direction of Axon Elongation
  • Molecular Mechanism Causing Left-Right Differences in Brain Structure
» More

No. 39

(Apr. 2008)
RIKEN BSI News No. 39 (Apr. 2008)
  • Developments in Neuroinformatics Support Tools
  • New Schizophrenia-Associated Genes- Calcineurin and EGR Family Transcription Factors -
  • Elucidation of Visual Response of Inhibitory Neurons by Applying Two-Photon Excitation Imaging to Transgenic Mice
» More

No. 40

(Jul. 2008)
RIKEN BSI News No. 40 (Jul. 2008)
  • The Mysteries of the Brain Beyond Synaptic Transmission
  • Mechanism for Learning from Correct/Incorrect Behavior
  • Discovery of Neuronal Cell that Changes Working According to Change in Social Climate
» More

Archived Issues: 2007

No. 35

(Mar. 2007)
RIKEN BSI News No. 35 (Mar. 2007)
  • Does the Regulation of Gene Expression Depend on Chromosomal Structure?
  • Bipolar-like Behavioral Phenotypes in Mice with Brain Accumulations of Mitochondrial DNA Deletion
  • Newly Developed Fluorescent Proteins "Keima"
» More

No. 36

(Jun. 2007)
RIKEN BSI News No. 36 (Jun. 2007)
  • Vision Requires Flexibility
  • Partial elucidation of intracerebral mechanism controlling anxiety in mice
  • Individual Differences in Mitochondrial DNA can affect the cellular functions
» More

No. 37

(Oct. 2007)
RIKEN BSI News No. 37 (Oct. 2007)
  • Functions of GABA
  • New Findings in the Mechanism for Dendrite Formation
  • A Simultaneous EEG and fMRI Approach
» More

Archived Issues: 2006

No. 31

(Mar. 2006)
RIKEN BSI News No. 31 (Mar. 2006)
  • In Search of a Neurobiological Understanding of Pleasure and Addiction
  • Possible Associations between Membrane Proteins Netrin-G1 and Netrin-G2 and Schizophrenia
  • MRI Detection of Senile Plaques in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease
  • A Possible New Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer's Disease
» More

No. 32

(Jun. 2006)
RIKEN BSI News No. 32 (Jun. 2006)
  • Brain Development Mechanism and Diseases Caused by Its Failure
  • Synaptic Plasticity and Integration at the Sense of Smell's First Synapse
  • DNER, a Novel Neuron Specific Trans-Membrane Protein, Acts as a Cellular Differentiation Signal for the Notch ligand
» More

No. 33

(Sep. 2006)
RIKEN BSI News No. 33 (Sep. 2006)
  • Top-down Versus Bottom-up Control of Attention
  • Contrast Adaptation Mechanism Discovered in Human Early Visual Cortex
  • An Object Recognition Mechanism that is Independent of the Observing Position
» More

No. 34

(Dec. 2006)
RIKEN BSI News No. 34 (Dec. 2006)
  • Brain Mechanisms of Birdsong Learning and Singing to Communicate
  • Towards a Real Time Human Brain-Computer Interface with Neurofeedback: Improving Differentiability by Blind Source Separation
  • Slow and Steady with Telencephalin Wins Flexible Synapse
» More

Archived Issues: 2005

No. 27

(Feb. 2005)
RIKEN BSI News No. 27 (Feb. 2005)
  • Toward the Elucidation of the Molecular Basis of Brain Development
  • A Successful Experimental Gene Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Discovery of a Nonsense Mutation in the Sodium Channel Gene SCN2A in Intractable Epilepsy and Severe Mental Impairment: Abnormal Mutant Protein Function suggests a New Disease-Causing Mechanism
» More

No. 28

(May. 2005)
RIKEN BSI News No. 28 (May. 2005)
  • Dendritic Spines - Tiny Structures in the Brain for Communication and Information Storage
  • Specific GABA Circuits Sculpt Developing Cortical Columns
  • Shape-Shifting Cell Protein Helps Us Remember and Forget
» More

No. 29

(Aug. 2005)
RIKEN BSI News No. 29 (Aug. 2005)
  • Molecular Biology of Olfaction
  • Identification of the Gene for Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Development of Orientation Maps: Nature or Nurture
  • Dronpa: A Photochromic Fluorescent Protein
» More

No. 30

(Nov. 2005)
RIKEN BSI News No. 30 (Nov. 2005)
  • The Molecular Mechanisms of Neurite Growth
  • Visualizing Neural Activity in Retina
  • Left-right Asymmetry in Neural Connectivity of Zebrafish Brain
» More

Archived Issues: 2004

No. 23

(Feb. 2004)
RIKEN BSI News No. 23 (Feb. 2004)
  • What is "Life that expresses itself as a length of time"?
  • Sleep and plasticity: reciprocal interaction in the developing visual system
  • The Mechanism by Which Goal Determines Action is Discovered in the Medial Region of the Prefrontal Cortex
» More

No. 24

(May. 2004)
RIKEN BSI News No. 24 (May. 2004)
  • Magnetoencephalography: a non-invasive way of studying the function of the human brain
  • Impaired feedback regulation of XBP1 as a genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder
  • Potassium Channel-deficient Mice and Novel Imaging Techniques used to Understand Cerebellar Function
» More

No. 25

(Aug. 2004)
RIKEN BSI News No. 25 (Aug. 2004)
  • A Language-Based Approach for Creating a Human Brain
  • Mechanism of Color Conversion of the Fluorescent Protein Kaede
  • Caspase-9, an apoptosis trigger, is involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
» More

No. 26

(Nov. 2004)
RIKEN BSI News No. 26 (Nov. 2004)
  • Honeycomb Modularity in Neocortical Layer 2
  • Molecular stabilization may provide a new method to prevent neurodegenerative disorders
  • Dopamine neurons represent context-dependent reward prediction error
» More

Archived Issues: 2003

No. 19

(Feb. 2003)
RIKEN BSI News No. 19 (Feb. 2003)
  • Approaching the Mystery of Neuronal Death
  • Elucidating the mechanism by which organisms distinguish "belly" from "back". -Discovery of a calcium signal target gene responsible for body axis-
  • Requirement for Hippocampal CA3 NMDA Receptors in Associative Memory Recall
» More

No. 20

(May. 2003)
RIKEN BSI News No. 20 (May. 2003)
  • Studying the process of memory formation and retrieval in the hippocampus
  • Genetic control of caspase dependent/independent cell death induction mechanisms via stress kinase JNK
  • Proteolysis mechanism of an anomalous protein that causes Parkinson's disease
» More

No. 21

(Aug. 2003)
RIKEN BSI News No. 21 (Aug. 2003)
  • "The Challenge to Unlock the Secrets of Genesis, Movement, and Layer Arrangement of Cerebral Cortical Neurons"
  • How intracellular signals are channeled across cells
  • Functional Imaging : Mapping Intrinsic Signals of the Auditory Cortex
  • Story of New Vitamin, Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)
» More

No. 22

(Nov. 2003)
RIKEN BSI News No. 22 (Nov. 2003)
  • Neural dynamics in Hippocampal Memory Formation via Theta Rhythm
  • A specific cell marking technique using light
  • Laser Technology Demonstrates that Lipid Micro domains in the Cell Membrane Are Essential for Nerve Process Growth
» More

Archived Issues: 2002

No. 15

(Feb. 2002)
RIKEN BSI News No. 15 (Feb. 2002)
  • Brain Function in Relation to Its Structure
  • Clarification of Mechanisms Underlying Development of Hereditary Parkinson's Disease
  • Progenitor Cell Division Captured in Culture
» More

No. 16

(May. 2002)
RIKEN BSI News No. 16 (May. 2002)
  • Importance of Interaction between Neurons and Neuroglial Cells Based on a Study of Lipids Synthesized from Serine
  • Development of a Method to Control Gene Expression by Illumination of Ultraviolet Light
  • Zinc suppresses the formation of fibrils of b amyloid, a causative protein of Alzheimer's disease
» More

No. 17

(Aug. 2002)
RIKEN BSI News No. 17 (Aug. 2002)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
  • Finding of a new cell death inducer
  • Columnar structures in the human cerebral cortex successfully observed from outside of the head
» More

No. 18

(Nov. 2002)
RIKEN BSI News No. 18 (Nov. 2002)
  • How are the diverse and complex behaviors learned and generated? A synthetic approach
  • How are object images represented in our brains?
  • Development of a New Fluorescent Protein that Enables Detailed Observation of Living Cells
» More

Archived Issues: 2001

No. 11

(Feb. 2001)
RIKEN BSI News No. 11 (Feb. 2001)
  • Optical Recording and Mathematical Modeling of Column Structures in the Visual Cortex
  • L-Ser is a Key Mediator of the Astroglial Trophic Action on Cerebellar Purkinje Cells
  • Connections between Inferotemporal Cortex and Superior Temporal Sulcus
» More

No. 12

(May. 2001)
RIKEN BSI News No. 12 (May. 2001)
  • Neuronal Circuit Dynamics: The Sociology of Neurons
  • Neurons in the Prefrontal Cortex are Tuned to Categories of Information
  • Odor Mapping of the Brain
» More

No. 13

(Aug. 2001)
RIKEN BSI News No. 13 (Aug. 2001)
  • From Understanding the Mechanisms by which Brain Cells Die to Recovery of Their Function
  • Untranslated Region of Mu-Opioid-Receptor Gene Contributes to Morphine Sensitivity
  • Hypophagic and Lean Gene Information which Controls Appetite
» More

No. 14

(Nov. 2001)
RIKEN BSI News No. 14 (Nov. 2001)
  • Search for the Cause of Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysfunction of Na+ Channel with a Mutation Identified in Epilepsy Patients
  • Identification of a Mechanism that Degrades Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Amyloid β Peptide (Aβ)
» More

Archived Issues: 2000

No. 7

(Feb. 2000)
RIKEN BSI News No. 7 (Feb. 2000)
  • Reverse Genetics in Mice
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Analgesia -- Ethanol Directly Opens GIRK Channels --
  • Novel Cadherin-Related Neuronal Receptor (CNR) Family Are Reelin Receptors
» More

No. 8

(May. 2000)
RIKEN BSI News No. 8 (May. 2000)
  • Understanding Neurological Functions through the Behavior of Molecules
  • Identification of the Process of Amyloid β-Peptide Degrading Catabolism in the Brain
  • Inhibition Found to Be Essential for Brain Development
» More

No. 9

(Aug. 2000)
RIKEN BSI News No. 9 (Aug. 2000)
  • Approaches to Clarifying the Mechanisms of Neuropsychiatric Diseases
  • Recycling of the Cell Adhesion Molecule L1 in Axonal Growth Cones
  • Test System Demonstrates Effectiveness of a Brain-Like Computer
» More

No. 10

(Dec. 2000)
RIKEN BSI News No. 10 (Feb. 2001)
  • Genes and Brain Diseases
  • The Function of NMDA Receptors is Essential for the Development of Somatosensory Cortex
  • Predicting the Anisotropy of Lateral Connections in the Visual Cortex from the Distribution of Singular Points in the Pattern of Orientation Columns
» More

Archived Issues: 1999

No. 3

(Mar. 1999)
RIKEN BSI News No. 3 (Mar. 1999)
  • The Quest for the Mechanisms of Emotion
  • Visualization of Selective Neural Pathways Succeeds - New Avenue to the Elucidation of Brain Structure and Functions -
  • Identification of a Human Homologue of Mouse Epilepsy Gene and it's Mapping to the Region for Childhood Absence Epilepsy on 8q24
» More

No. 4

(Jun. 1999)
RIKEN BSI News No. 4 (Jun. 1999)
  • What Is Intelligent Blind Signal Processing and Why It Is Important in Brain Science?
  • Stress Hormone Found to be a Requisite for Cerebellar Synaptic Plasticity
  • The Distribution of the Noiciceptin System in the Central Nervous System
» More

No. 5

(Sep. 1999)
RIKEN BSI News No. 5 (Sep. 1999)
  • Zebrafish for Study of Developmental Neurobiology
  • A New Regulatory Mechanism for Synaptic Transmission Is Clarified
  • Involvement of the Calcium-Calmodulin System in the Cerebellar IP3 Receptor Adjustment Functions
» More

No. 6

(Dec. 1999)
RIKEN BSI News No. 6 (Dec. 1999)
  • Cruising Inside Cells
  • Downstream Component of NO Cascade Was Identified
  • Differential Distribution of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors in the Cerebellum
» More

Archived Issues: 1998

No. 1

(Aug. 1998)
RIKEN BSI News No. 1 (Aug. 1998)
  • The Role and Feature of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Wiring Up the Brain Science Institute
» More

No. 2

(Dec. 1998)
RIKEN BSI News No. 2 (Dec. 1998)
  • Towards a Brain Type Computer
  • Presenilin 1 Binding Proteins and Their Function
  • Inhibitory Circuits Control Experience-Dependent Plasticity in Developing Visual Cortex
» More

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