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Month: February 2019

How do heart cells sense they are stretched?

Heart cells sense that they are stretched when the heart is subjected to high blood pressure. But how? It is known that concentration of calcium ion in cardiomyocytes 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 cardiomyocytes.…
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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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