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Dr. Cherry Maung, recommended by Ministry of Health and Sports in Myanmar, joined Takahashi Lab as Visiting Researcher

Dr. Cherry Maung to start a collaboration on cardiac ischemia–reperfusion injury (OKAYAMA) — Today, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Okayama University welcomed Dr. Cherry Maung from University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar as a Visiting Researcher. Dr. Cherry Maung was nominated as a research fellow by the Government of the…
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Fighting the COVID-19 epidemic with Zoom video conference

Takahashi hosted a zoom video conference for research reports, which was originally scheduled as a face-to-face meeting, on February 27 and 28, 2020. Online meetings are an effective option to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. A research group of “Living in Space” is a section of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas supported…
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JSPS-LEADSNET Research Exchange Meeting

JSPS-LEADSNET事業研究交流会 Event: JSPS-LEADSNET Research Exchange Meeting Date: February 3-4, 2020 Location: Tokyo, Japan This research exchange meeting aims to be a hub for international exchange in the future. Furthermore, it supports researchers who make constant efforts to be leaders with a truly international perspective, which drives Japan’s academic research. The purpose of the meeting is…
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Ken selected as Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Bearer

The flame represents the Olympic ideals of peace, unity and friendship The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has selected Ken Takahashi as a torch bearer after a long process of rigorous review. The torch was ignited several months before the Games in front of the Temple of Hera, the archeological site…
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Outstanding Research Award in IC-LYMS2019 in Taipei

Ken Takahashi received the Outstanding Research Award at the 2019 International Conference for Leading and Young Medical Scientists (IC-LYMS 2019) in Taipei, Taiwan, which was organized by the Asia Pacific Society for Biology and Medical Sciences. The purpose of the conference was to provide a platform for the exchange and networking between top scientists, emerging…
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Lab member Chen Wang received the 1st Poster prize in IC-LYMS2019

Dr. Chen Wang, Ph.D. student in Takahashi lab, won the 1st prize in the poster presentation at the 2019 International Conference for Leading and Young Medical Scientists (IC-LYMS 2019) held by the Asia Pacific Society for Biology and Medical Sciences in Taipei. She presented a poster presentation entitled “Roles of the TRPM4 channel in mitochondrial…
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Wyss Institute Retreat 2019

Event: Wyss Institute Retreat Date: November 22, 2019 Location: Boston, USA Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, holds its annual retreat every year. It is a day-long meeting that brings together all members of the Institute community including faculty, researchers, technical and administrative staff, fellows, clinical collaborators, and students. The agenda gives the…
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Heart attack modeled with human stem cells

Toward the development of individual model of ischemic heart disease Heart attack caused by ischemia is a major medical problem that threatens our healthy life. Researchers at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences developed a model of myocardial infarction using cardiomyocytes differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells. The journal Biochemical and…
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Promoting Mechanobiology

Ken Takahashi was inaugurated as Associate Editor of Mechanobiology Journal on Sunday September 22, 2019. The goal of the journal is to improve the understanding of mechanobiology and ultimately provide approaches to translate into therapeutic strategies and rectifying husbandry and agricultural problems. Ken contributed to hold 2nd International Symposium on Mechanobiology in 2014 as Secretary General, and…
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Unravel the mechanism of joint pain

The joint fluids of patients with osteoarthritis contain elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines. These cytokines induce the expression of proteases in cartilage cells, which will lead to progress of joint destruction. Dr. Ohtsuki found that mechanical strain attenuates inflammatory cytokine-induced expression of matrix-degrading enzymes, which was published in Experimental Cell Research journal. According to the…
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