高橋 賢

カテゴリー: Space

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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Fighting COVID-19 epidemic with Zoom video conference

Ken hosted a Zoom video conference for research report, which was originally scheduled as a face-to-face meeting, on February 27 and 28, 2020. Online meeting is an effective option to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. A research group of “Living in Space” is a section of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The research group holds its conference biannually. More than 60 researchers in the fields of space biology and medicine attended the conference and reported their findings and achievements. In Japan, work styles and business productivity are more concerned than ever, and video meeting is…
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Peer review: effect of microgravity on the development of zebrafish heart

A space biology article, on which Ken Takahashi performed peer review, was published in Journal of Biomechanics. This article will give a clue to understand the effect of gravity on the development of cardiovascular system. Effect of Simulated Microgravity Induced PI3K-nos2b Signalling on Zebrafish Cardiovascular Plexus Network Formation Related: Reviewer certificate gallery * * * Takahashi Lab at Okayama University uses principles of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics. The purpose of the lab is to develop science and medicine by unveiling the mechanisms of diseases through collaborations with scientists, epidemiologists, and corporate alliances. The alliance includes Harvard University, Boston University, Tokyo University of Science, and PD Aerospace, Ltd.

Lecture attended: Twins in Space

Ken Takahashi attended a lecture “Twins in Space” by Dr. Brinda K. Rana, an associated professor at UCSD, about how space alters the human body, at Knafel Center of Harvard University on February 4, 2019. The topic is closely related to his space medicine research. While several things were revealed in this famous twins study, what happens to our bodies in space is not yet understood very well. Further study is needed to make the future space travel safe.

Kid’s dream for space: a robotic project

Ken Takahashi had a Skype discussion with elementary school students at Westford, MA, USA about their robotic project. The project is about prevention of muscle atrophy in astronauts in space.

New collaboration in space medicine

Visited Florida State University to establish a new collaboration in space medicine.

Lecture: How does our body change in space?

講演:宇宙で身体はどう変わる?@高槻中学校・高校 In response to request, Ken Takahashi gave a lecture “How does our body change in space?” to junior high/high school students at Takatsuki Junior High/High School on January 31, 2018. It was carried out as an outreach activity of The Biophysical Society of Japan(日本生物物理学会).

講演:宇宙と人間の身体 - 日本宇宙少年団リーダーズセミナー

Ken Takahashi gave a lecture entitled “Human body in space” at Daido University in Japan on November 3, 2007. The main audiences were leaders of Young Astronauts Club Japan. He talked about what happens to our body when we go to space. It is a must-know knowledge now that space travel is becoming a reality. Related: Lecture: How does our body change in space?

Newspaper: Learning effect of zero-gravity on human body

2006年2月20日・中日新聞尾張版朝刊27面 無重力状態での人体の影響学ぶ 一宮のYAC 日本宇宙少年団(YAC)一宮分団の子どもたちが十九日、一宮市富士三丁目の中日ホームサービスで、宇宙と人間の体についての講義を聞いた=写真。 講師は名古屋大学大学院の高橋賢研究員(三三)。写真を示しながら「宇宙に行くと、骨や筋肉が減るなどいろいろな影響が出てくる」と説明。「無重力状態では骨に力がかからないので、骨の中がすかすかになってしまう。宇宙では予防のために機械を使って運動しているんですよ」などと話した。 子どもたちは「地球に帰ってきたら骨ば元に戻るの」「予防のための薬は何種類ありますか」などと積極的に質問し理解を深めていた。(中日新聞)

JAXA Investigations of Isolated and Confined Environments

JAXA有人閉鎖環境閉鎖試験 ユーリ・ガガーリンの有人宇宙初飛行(1961年)から50年、人類は長期間にわたって宇宙空間に住むことができるようになった。宇宙滞在の長期化によって生じる問題に、精神・心理的ストレスがある。その原因は:

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