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Ken Takahashi Wins Prestigious Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from JSPS

Ken Takahashi Wins Prestigious Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from JSPS

Research Grant

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 blood with reactive oxygen species can lead to big diseases including myocardial infarction, stroke, and damage after kidney transplantation.

We hope to make a major advance in the understanding of ischemia–reperfusion injury. Furthermore, we want to develop therapy for myocardial infarction, stroke, and damage after kidney transplantation.

Ken Takahashi

Related: Outstanding Research Award in IC-LYMS2019 in Taipei

Related: Dr. Cherry Maung, recommended by Ministry of Health and Sports in Myanmar, joined our laboratory as Visiting Researcher

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Takahashi Lab at Okayama University uses principles of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics to unveil 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.

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