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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.15

December 27,2012

Keio University

Topic:
Uncovering life phenomena, a complex system, through behavior of water molecules
Researcher:
Masato Yasui, Professor, School of Medicine
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Learning from each other in an open and international environment, let’s aim to make steady efforts to conduct original research, taking advantage of our “curiosity” and “passion”!

Kyoto University

Topic:
New Polymeric Organic Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
Researcher:
Jun-ichi Yoshida, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
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New polymeric organic materials have been developed for lithium ion batteries that have high capacity, fastcharge and discharge ability, and excellent cyclability.

Kyushu University

Topic:
8-Oxoguanine causes neurodegeneration during MUTYH-mediated DNA base excision repair
Researcher:
Yusaku Nakabeppu, Professor, Department of Immunobiology and Neuroscience, Medical Institute of Bioregulation
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8-Oxoguanine (8-oxoG), a common DNA lesion caused by reactive oxygen species, is associated with carcinogenesis and neurodegeneration. Although the mechanism by which 8-oxoG causes carcinogenesis is well understood, the mechanism by which it causes neurodegeneration is unknown. Here, we report that …

Ritsumeikan University

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Understanding epilepsy: Impact of infantile seizures on neural development
Researcher:
Ryuta Koyama, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Yuji Ikegaya, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Todai researchers have described the mechanism by which infantile febrile seizures may lead to adult epilepsy, with important implications for current treatment.

University of Tsukuba

Waseda University

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