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Ken Takahashi receives NEDO Award and Chugoku Bank Award at pitch contest

Awards recognize organ-on-a-chip business plan and presenter’s potential as an entrepreneur Research Associate Professor Ken Takahashi has won New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Award and Chugoku Bank Award at Okayama University Pitch Contest 2022 for his organ-on-a-chip business plan and his potential as an entrepreneur. Okayama University Innovation Management Core Venture Support…
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Progress report for the kidney-on-a-chip project: The 99th Annual Meeting of The Physiological Society of Japan

On March 18, 2022, Yin Liang from Takahashi Lab presented “Functional analysis of a kidney-on-a-chip using human renal proximal tubular epithelial cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cells” at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan, which was held in the online mode. The kidney is an important organ that controls the…
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A Year in Review: 2021

Continuing from last year, 2021 was a year in which overseas business trips and acceptance of researchers from overseas were restricted due to the influence of COVID-19. In addition, instability of democracy such as turmoil caused by military government in Myanmar also had a negative impact on our international joint research. Nevertheless, it was a…
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Lab member Chen Wang receives Ph.D. and starts her scientific career

Dr. Chen Wang from Takahashi Lab successfully obtained her doctorate degree after a fruitful research period of 6 years at Okayama University. Having presented 10 papers and 5 conference presentations, she has started her illustrious career as a postdoctoral researcher at the prestigious Fudan University in China. As a physician in the cardiovascular department, I…
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MEXT-sponsored research student joined cardiovascular physiology lab

(OKAYAMA) — Today, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Okayama University welcomed Rumaisa Kamran as a research student sponsored by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. Rumaisa has obtained the position of the government-sponsored research student on the recommendation of the Embassy of…
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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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