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Reviewed article published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

A mechanobiology article, on which Ken Takahashi performed review, was published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology journal. This article will help understanding methodology used in mechanobiology study. Stretch in Focus: 2D in-planar cell stretch systems for studies of cardiac mechano-signaling

Outstanding Research Award at ICBMS 2019

Ken Takahashi received the Outstanding Research Award at 2019 International Conference on Biology and Medical Science (ICBMS 2019) held in Okinawa, Japan during Feb 28 – Mar 03 2019. The title of the lecture was “Mechanobiology and its application to medical problem solving”.

How do heart cells sense they are stretched?

心臓の細胞はどうやって引き伸ばされたことを感じるか? Heart cells sense they are stretched when the heart is subjected to high blood pressure. But how? It is known that concentration of calcium ion in heart cells increases when they are stretched. Takahashi and co-workers found that a specific protein, L-type calcium channel, is the key to this calcium increase event using rat…
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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,…
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Book: Thinking in Bets

Started reading Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke. It is important to know that the relationship between good decision and good results is not concrete.

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.

Peer review for British Journal of Pharmacology

British Journal of Pharmacology: Impact factor 6.81 (2017) The paper I peer reviewed is out now! The transient receptor potential melastatin 4 channel inhibitor 9‐phenanthrol modulates cardiac sodium channel

New collaboration in space medicine

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

Joining Harvard Medical School

Ken Takahashi joined Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, as a Visiting Scholar. At the Wyss, Ken is collaborating with Professor Donald Ingber aiming to establish ischemia-reperfusion injury model using the organ-on-a-chip technology.

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education

岡山医学会教育奨励賞受賞 Ken Takahashi won the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education for his continuous effort for internationalization of Okayama University. The O-NECUS (Okayama University-North East China Universities platform, Graduate Student Exchange) program has a short-term study abroad program with five universities in northeastern China. The affiliated universities include Harping Medical University, Jilin University, Chinese Medical…
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