Okayama University

Type: Organization
Name: Okayama University
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

Cardiac arrest rates 'elevates' with daily high pollution levels

A new study has suggested that cardiac arrest rates are higher a few days after increased levels of several air pollutants.The study analyzed the relationship between daily air pollution levels and cardiac arrest rates. The study included 559 patients ... [Published Siasat Daily - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Okayama University e-Bulletin: Magic bullet vaccine for cancer treatment

Professor Hiromi Kumon and colleagues at Okayama University have developed a potentially more effective approach based on Reduced Expression in Immortalized Cells (REIC)—a tumor suppressor gene.Story content courtesy of Okayama University, Japan“In 2005 ... [Published Nano Science and Technology Institute - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Vaccination as simple as putting on lotion

Nanotechnology lets vaccines get into the body without a pinprickVaccination by injection, as done traditionally, has a number of drawbacks. These go beyond the fear of the needle, which might make some people shirk a vaccination, namely to the logistics ... [Published Health Canal - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Image Distortions of a Partially Fluorinated Hydrocarbon Molecule in Atomic Force Microscopy with Carbon Monoxide Terminated Tips

Nikolaj Moll * † , Bruno Schuler † , Shigeki Kawai ‡ § , Feng Xu ∥ , Lifen Peng ∥ , Akihiro Orita ∥ , Junzo Otera ∥ , Alessandro Curioni † , Mathias Neu ⊥ , Jascha Repp ⊥ , Gerhard Meyer † , and Leo Gross † † IBMResearch − Zurich , Säumerstrasse ... [Published Nano Letters - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 3 reports

Ad-REIC vaccine: A magic bullet for cancer treatment

The important aspect of cancer treatment using Ad-REIC is that it is highly selective, and normal cells are not affected, where the action of Ad-REIC occurs almost 100% in prostate cancer, ~90% in malignant mesothelioma, and also high rates in other cases ... [Published Nanotechnology News - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

L-Carnitine Prevents Progression of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis in a Mouse Model

The research group at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences has shown that L-carnitine prevents progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in a mouse model by upregulating the mitochondrial β-oxidation ... [Published Health Canal - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-aging properties of drinking hydrogen-rich water on periodontal tissues

The 3D image model of the mandibular regions in rats (A). In the mesial root regions, the level of alveolar bone loss (white arrows) was greater in the control group (B) than in the experimental group (C). In the distal root regions (red arrows), the ... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

Innovation to turn 'junk DNA' into genetic markers

High-throughput sequencing of retrotransposon insertion sites and its applications.A series of the Next-Generation Sequencer (NGS) applications are being developed to utilize 'junk DNA' as distinctive genetic analysis systems for crop species.Many nucleic ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Neutral self-assembling peptide hydrogel

SPG-178 hydrogel. SPG-178 is a synthetic peptide with a neutral pH range. The primary structure is RLDLRLALRLDLR; R = arginine, L = leucine, D = aspartic acid, and A = alanine.Self-assembling peptides are characterized by a stable β-sheet structure and ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

A new linked elbow prosthesis for patients with small bone structure

Fig. 1 Appearance of PROSNAP elbow prosthesisDr. Keiichiro Nishida, Associate Professor of Department of Human Morphology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has developed a new linked elbow prosthesis ... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 3 reports

Lung transplant for toddler, 2, is first for Japan and makes world medical history

OKAYAMA – Okayama University Hospital said Wednesday it had succeeded in transplanting parts of a mother’s left lung into her 2-year-old son, who became Japan’s youngest ever recipient of a lung transplant.It was also a global first for surgery involving ... [Published Japan Times - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 2 reports

Okayama University Research: Innovative pendulum-dynamo for generating electricity from tidal energy

(Okayama, Japan, 25 June 2014) Research highlights in the June issue of the Okayama University e-Bulletin include innovative pendulum dynamo for converting tidal energy to electricity; models for breeding plants; unique insights into photosynthesis and ... [Published ResearchSEA - Asia Research News - Jun 25 2014]

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...expensive to produce such vaccines and trained personnel must be available to administer the vaccine," says Prof Claus-Michael Lehr, head of the "Active Substance TransportTransport department at the HIPS. "This is a real problem, especially in developing countries." For this reason, he and his colleagues at the HZI have been searching for new vaccination methods for some time."
...of Ad-REIC occurs almost 100% in prostate cancer, ~90% in malignant mesothelioma, and also high rates in other cases including kidney cancer. "Our experiments show REIC will be applicable to a wide range of cancer treatment, "says Kumon. "The Ad-REIC is a cancer therapeutic gene that acts via the activation of JNK-c-jun pathway due to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress." [1-3]"
...Yuki Monden, Nobuyuki Fujii, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Kazuho Ikeo, Yoshiko Nakazawa, Takamitsu Waki, Keita Hirashima, Yosuke Uchimura, Makoto Tahara. "Efficient screening of long terminal repeat retrotransposons that show high insertion polymorphism via high-throughput sequencing of the primer binding site." Genome, (2014). (DOI): 10.1139/gen-2014-0031
More information: Seiji Komatsu, Yusuke Nagai, Keiji Naruse, Yoshihiro Kimata. "The Neutral Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogel SPG-178 as a Topical Hemostatic Agent." PLOS ONE 9, e102778 (2014). (DOI): 10.1371/journal.pone.0102778

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Image Distortions of a Partially Fluorinated Hy... [Published Nano Letters - Oct 01 2014]
Ad-REIC vaccine: A magic bullet for cancer trea... [Published Nanotechnology News - Sep 30 2014]
L-Carnitine Prevents Progression of Non-Alcohol... [Published Health Canal - Sep 30 2014]
Anti-aging properties of drinking hydrogen-rich... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 30 2014]
Innovation to turn 'junk DNA' into genetic markers [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 30 2014]
Direct targeting and induction of immunological... [Published Mesothelioma News Today - Sep 30 2014]
Neutral self-assembling peptide hydrogel [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 30 2014]
A new linked elbow prosthesis for patients with... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 30 2014]
Direct targeting and induction of immunological... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 30 2014]
Next-generation sequencer applications: Innovat... [Published Nanowerk - Sep 30 2014]
Boy’s segmental lung transplant succeeds [Published The Japan News - Sep 25 2014]
Lung transplant for toddler, 2, is first for Ja... [Published Japan Times - Sep 24 2014]
Okayama hospital successfully completes world's... [Published Japan Today - Sep 24 2014]
World's first lung segment transplant a success [Published NHK - Sep 24 2014]
Innovative non-invasive ‘liquid biopsy’ method ... [Published ResearchSEA - Asia Research News - Jul 10 2014]
Innovative non-invasive ‘liquid biopsy’ method ... [Published ResearchSEA - Asia Research News - Jul 10 2014]
New 'liquid biopsy' method to capture circulati... [Published BioPortfolio - Jul 10 2014]
Okayama University Research: Innovative pendulu... [Published ResearchSEA - Asia Research News - Jun 25 2014]
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