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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 from the perspectives of promoting research strength and fostering young researchers. In this context, the university has established a “research associate professor” system, which is an incentive system for lecturers and assistant professors. On August 24, a ceremony was held to give the title of…
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Filming for JoVE, the top video science journal

Takahashi Lab filmed the article “Model of Ischemic Heart Disease and Video-Based Comparison of Cardiomyocyte Contraction Using hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes” published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Ph.D. students of the laboratory mainly contributed to the publication of this paper. In addition to carefully checking the experimental procedure, the “actresses” and “actors” memorized the lines…
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Create the future of meeting: First-ever online conference of Japan Society for Medical and Biological Engineering

Japan Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, which has a history of 58 years and has 2,700 members, held its first-ever online conference in May 2020. Ken Takahashi, as a member of the executive committee, helped bring this JSMBE annual meeting online by establishing operation procedures and carrying out public relations activities via twitter and…
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Research Report 2019: Elucidation of the mechanism of arrhythmia during myocardial infarction by heart-on-a-chip

The principal investigator, Ken Takahashi, traveled to Boston, USA from the end of July 2018, and began research at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. His original plan was to complete the joint research at the end of July 2019 and return to Japan. Related: Joining Harvard Medical School However, Takahashi joined the “Blood-Brain Barrier…
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Ken Takahashi appointed Research Associate Professor

Okayama University has appointed Ken Takahashi, Ph.D. at Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as a Research Associate Professor in April 2020. The university established the position of Research Associate Professor this year to promote a researcher who has excellent research ability to play an active role as a principal investigator. It is given to…
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