高橋 賢

カテゴリー: Research

Covid-19とどう闘うか:論文査読?!

A paper on Covid-19, which Takahashi peer-reviewed on July 23, was published in the international open access journal Journal of Clinical Medicine. Moula AI, Micali LR, Matteucci F, Lucà F, Rao CM, Parise O, Parise G, Gulizia MM, Gelsomino S. Quantification of Death Risk in Relation to Sex, Pre-Existing Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors in COVID-19 Patients: Let’s Take Stock and See Where We Are. J Clin Med. 2020 Aug 19;9(9):E2685. doi: 10.3390/jcm9092685. The paper reports that the risk of death from Covid-19 is 16% higher in male than in female and 1.96 times higher in patients with cardiovascular disease than in healthy individuals. Seeing the Nature journal and researchers…
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ビデオ公開:ヒト虚血性心疾患のiPS細胞モデル

Summary Dr. Ken Takahashi of Okayama University published a video article about the model of ischemic heart disease using human iPS heart cells. The method makes it easier than before to create a cardiac ischemia model. The use of this model will lead to the development of drugs for ischemic heart disease and the elucidation of the cause of myocardial infarction. On May 5, Research Associate Professor Ken Takahashi of Okayama University published an article about the model of ischemic heart disease using cardiomyocytes differentiated from human iPS cells (Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2019, 520(3): 600-605). A video for this experimental method was released to the public today in Journal of…
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レポート:宇宙生物学研究

This article is from a newsletter of “Integral Understanding of life-regulation mechanism from ‘SPACE’ (Living in Space)“, a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, in which Ken Takahashi participated as a project member. Mechanosensing Mechanisms for Sensing Mechanical Stress Including Gravitational Changes Goal Bone loss and muscle atrophy occur in the microgravity environment in space, but it is not well understood how cells including bone and muscle cells sense gravity. The purpose of this study is to elucidate how cells sense gravity. The ultimate goal is to understand the mechanism by which living organisms perceive mechanical stimuli including gravity,…
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研究准教授の称号付与式

Okayama University provides support for researchers with outstanding research achievements from the perspectives of promoting research strength and fostering young researchers. In this context, the university has established a “research associate professor” system, which is an incentive system for lecturers and assistant professors. On August 24, a ceremony was held to give the title of research associate professor to the 8 elected lecturers and assistant professors, including Ken Takahashi, who have excellent research achievements. At the title award ceremony, President Hirofumi Makino handed the certificate in the presence of Director and Vice President Yasutomo Nasu. In the greeting, President Makino encouraged the awardees. I hope that you will continue to…
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一流ビデオ科学誌JoVEのビデオ撮影

Takahashi Lab filmed the article “Model of Ischemic Heart Disease and Video-Based Comparison of Cardiomyocyte Contraction Using hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes” published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Ph.D. students of the laboratory mainly contributed to the publication of this paper. In addition to carefully checking the experimental procedure, the “actresses” and “actors” memorized the lines and performed two rehearsals in advance. Thanks to the preparation, the filming was a lot of fun. JoVE is the leading peer-reviewed video methods journal. With this journal, reputable researchers including the lab of Dr. Oliver Smithies, a 2007 Nobel laureate, and the Huang lab at Stanford University, published their works. Each year JoVE publishes about 1,000…
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会議の未来を創れ:初の日本生体医工学会オンライン大会

Japan Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, which has a history of 58 years and has 2,700 members, held its first-ever online conference in May 2020. Ken Takahashi, as a member of the executive committee, helped bring this JSMBE annual meeting online by establishing operation procedures and carrying out public relations activities via twitter and facebook. The 59th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (JSMBE) was originally planned as an on-site meeting as “usual”. But the widespread coronavirus epidemic is now changing the definition of being “usual”. At the pre-coronavirus academic conferences, people from different places, sometimes gathered across borders, to discuss research and the future…
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研究報告2019: Heart-on-chipによる心筋梗塞時不整脈のメカニズム解明

The principal investigator, Ken Takahashi, traveled to Boston, USA from the end of July 2018, and began research at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. His original plan was to complete the joint research at the end of July 2019 and return to Japan. Related: Joining Harvard Medical School However, Takahashi joined the “Blood-Brain Barrier Team” within the Wyss Institute, which has strong ties with industry including pharmaceutical companies. As a result of the development of the fascinating project, he extended the research period in Boston by 4 months, which led him to form a network with about 50 excellent researchers from all over the world. Common mechanism for myocardial…
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高橋賢が研究准教授に就任

Okayama University has appointed Ken Takahashi, Ph.D. at Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as a Research Associate Professor in April 2020. The university established the position of Research Associate Professor this year to promote a researcher who has excellent research ability to play an active role as a principal investigator. It is given to an Assistant Professor or Lecturer who has an outstanding track record of internationally recognized publications and is active as a principal investigator. Takahashi earned his Ph.D. in medicine from Nagoya University. Subsequently, he began his scholarly career as a physiologist researching mechanobiology. He joined Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University from 2018…
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Ken Takahashi Wins Prestigious Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from JSPS

Research project will study a new way to tackle myocardial infarction, stroke, and damage after kidney transplantation caused by ischemia–reperfusion injury Assistant Professor Ken Takahashi, Ph.D. at Okayama University was awarded Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. JSPS is Japan’s sole independent funding agency with a mission of advancing science. The research fund carries an award of ~$140K to uncover the common mechanism for myocardial infarction, stroke, and damage after kidney transplantation. Ischemia–reperfusion injury occurs when blood perfusion is resumed after hours of restricted blood supply. During the ischemic period, toxic reactive oxygen species are accumulated in the blood. Therefore, reperfusion of the…
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Dr. Cherry Maung, recommended by Ministry of Health and Sports in Myanmar, joined Takahashi Lab as Visiting Researcher

Dr. Cherry Maung to start a collaboration on cardiac ischemia–reperfusion injury (OKAYAMA) — Today, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Okayama University welcomed Dr. Cherry Maung from University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar as a Visiting Researcher. Dr. Cherry Maung was nominated as a research fellow by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports. Since the early days of my medical student life, I have heard about collaborated research programs between Japan and Myanmar. This has inspired me to pursue a career that allows me to perform researches on human physiology. With support from the University of Medicine…
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