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USJI Member Universities Research Report Vol.6

January 12,2012

Keio University

Topic:
Aiming for the pathophysiological explanation and therapy of heart disease with leading edge science
Researcher:
Keiichi Fukuda, Professor, School of Medicine
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Field of expertise is cardiology. Treats patients with myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, arrhythmia and heart failure applying the latest technology as well as uncovers the cause of these diseases at the molecular level.

Kyoto University

Topic:
Glycosylated Liposomes for Cell-specific Delivery of siRNA and Plasmid DNA - Gene Delivery for Treating Intractable Disease
Researcher:
Professor Mitsuru Hashida and Lecturer Shigeru Kawakami, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science
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Targeted drug delivery via specific cellular receptors is a promising strategy for drug therapy. Prof. Hashida and Lecturer Kawakami have developed glycosylated liposomes for cell-selective targeting of gene drugs and demonstrated their …

Ritsumeikan University

Topic:
Kind and Intelligent! A "Conscientious Robot"
Researcher:
Masaaki Makikawa, Professor, Institute of Science and Engineering College of Science and Engineering Department of Robotics
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One of the main reasons for not waking up feeling refreshed in the morning is because of a discord between when we wake up and our sleeping cycle. Humans repeat a cycle of deep and shallow sleep through out the night. If you are to wake up from a …

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Same time, same place, on the night of the new moon - Univ. of Tokyo Researchers Locate the Spawning Area of the Japanese Eel -
Researcher:
Katsumi Tsukamoto, Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
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The life of eels and their spawning in particular had long been shrouded in mystery, a mystery that a University of Tokyo team set out to solve through an ambitious ocean research project starting in 1973. After sampling for eel larvae during multiple …

Waseda University

Topic:
Can Electronic Medical Records Contribute to the Progress of Medicine? -Challenges for International Standardization-
Researcher:
Sadahiko Kano, Professor, Faculty of International Research and Education
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Application of IT to medical care has the following two aspects: (1) improvement and increased efficiency of medical services and (2) contribution to the progress of medicine. Its negative aspects are security-related issues for personal …

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