高橋 賢

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Scientific achievements and potential impact on the global challenges

SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS 2010-2021 I discovered a new molecular target associated with the development of myocardial infarction. This research is currently ongoing and its results may help to prevent stroke and organ damage after organ transplantation. I have obtained one patent in connection with this research, published nine academic papers and issued four press releases, including one at EurekAlert! To further develop this line of research, I built…
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Carry the Olympic flame of hope—getting over the coronavirus pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic is making the event difficult to hold, the torch relay is being held to connect the Olympic flames carried from Greece to the venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics through all over Japan. On May 19, 2021, Takahashi carried the flame of the Olympics as one of the torchbearers. The reasons…
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Why do muscles and bones weaken in space?

How animals and plants sense gravity in space As manned Mars exploration and commercial space travel are becoming a reality, living in good health in space is becoming more and more important. On the other hand, it is known that if you stay in space for a long time, your muscles and bones will weaken.…
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A Year in Review: 2020

2020 was a historic year with the coronavirus pandemic limiting work at office and business trips, and letting conferences, meetings, and lectures online. Even in this turbulent situation, many results were brought about by continuing the activities as usual. Publication We published our first video article on Journal of Visualized Experiments. By exploring expression in…
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First meeting of UNCTAD researcher development program

In a collaboration between the United Nations and Okayama University, which seeks to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seven young female researchers from Africa and ASEAN have been decided to participate in a new human resources development program. The kick-off meeting was held on November 11th at Okayama University. Ken Takahashi…
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Presentation on organ-on-a-chip research in the Chem-Bio Informatics Society

The CBI Annual Meeting 2020 was held online from October 27th to 30th, 2020, sponsored by The Chem-Bio Informatics Society (CBI). The annual meeting of the CBI Society, which started in 2020, is held every year for the purpose of facilitating interaction between industry, government, and academia in the relevant research fields. Beginning in 2000,…
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How do we fight COVID-19: peer review?

A paper on COVID-19, which was peer-reviewed by Takahashi 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…
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Video released: Model for ischemic heart disease with human iPS cardiomyocytes

Summary Dr. Ken Takahashi of Okayama University published a video article on a model of ischemic heart disease using human iPS heart cells. The method makes it easier to create a cardiac ischemia model. The use of this model will lead to the development of drugs for ischemic heart disease and reveal the cause of…
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Report: Space Biology research

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…
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Title award ceremony for Research Associate Professor

Okayama University provides support for researchers with outstanding research achievements, promoting research strengths and fostering young researchers. In this context, the university has established a “research associate professor” system, which acts as an incentive system for lecturers and assistant professors. On August 24, a ceremony was held to give the title of research associate professor…
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