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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.53

October 14,2016

The University of Tokyo

University of Tsukuba

Waseda University

Topic:
Why did Ebola virus disease claim so many lives in West Africa?
Researcher:
Yasushi KATSUMA
Deputy Dean and Professor, Faculty of International Research and Education (FIRE), Waseda University
Dean, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), Waseda University
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Ebola virus disease (also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is an acute viral infection that was discovered in present-day South Sudan in 1976. It can only be contracted through blood and other bodily fluids; however, it is extremely virulent and infectious…

Keio University

Kyoto University

Kyushu University

Topic:
CHD8 haploinsufficiency results in autistic-like phenotypes in mice
Researcher:
Keiichi Nakayama, Professor, Medical Institute of Bioregulation
Masaaki Nishiyama, Assistant Professor, Medical Institute of Bioregulation
Yuta Katayama, Post-doctoral Fellow Medical Institute of Bioregulation
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) comprises a range of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication as well as by restricted and repetitive behaviours. ASD has a strong genetic component with high heritability. Exome sequencing analysis has recently identified many de novo mutations in a variety of genes in individuals with ASD with CHD8…

Ritsumeikan University

Sophia University

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