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Growth cone: Axon tip extending from a nerve cell

"Thinking broadly from the  cell biology and thinking about medicine"

"Thinking broadly from the latest cell biology and thinking about medicine"

Molecular biology and cell biology are making explosive progress every day in medicine, and interest in life sciences is endless. Based on these findings, we will consider the mechanism of the human body and develop the ability to grasp the latest technologies in drug discovery and medicine.

Specializes in molecular cell biology (neuroscience/molecular development). In addition to exploring the molecular mechanism of normal development, we promote research to lead to therapeutic recovery from neurological diseases.

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​ Layer structure formation during development of the cerebral cortex


Treatment recovery analysis of nerve-damaged mice



Applications are now open for the "Inspiration and Excitement Science" program run by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. As the capacity was reached immediately after applications were accepted the year before last and last year, this year a lottery will be held if the capacity is exceeded. As with last year, the program will be held on August 31st with the theme "Regenerating lost functions! What is regenerative medicine?". Last year's program is also posted on the Inspiration and Excitement Science website, so please take a look. There are also many very interesting courses offered at other universities, so it would be fun to take this opportunity to take a look at research at various universities.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science website: Inspiration and Excitement Science


We held "Inspiration and Excitement in Science," an event run by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Students from 5th grade elementary school to 3rd grade junior high school participated in the event, which was themed "Regenerating lost functions! What is regenerative medicine?", and they got to experience the fun of science by seeing, hearing, and touching things for themselves.

Research Blog: Inspirational Science


Dr. Ishikawa (Obstetrics and Gynecology), who was doing research in our department, was accepted for a thesis, and successfully obtained his degree. This is the second person from this course following Okamoto sensei. Good luck. &. Oishi-sensei got Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists.



In the April issue of Experimental Medicine, we planned and edited a special feature as "Master of Electroporation-Genome Editing and Application of Molecular Introduction to Tissues-".

On the overview of the progress of the Features and equipment electroporation gene transfer, we ask them to writing to teachers outside of five.


Dr. Sasakura made a presentation at the Japan Neuroscience Society & CJK International Conference with the title "Extracellular matrix regeneration environment improvement and attempt to recover after spinal cord injury after subacute phase by synaptic connector".


・ A new member (Mr. Akika Sugada) has joined. ・ In April, new scientific research funds "Kiban B" and new academic area research "Shingakujyutu" were adopted from Japanese Ministry of education.


Mr. and Mrs. Habuchi have published a new paper on PloS One. It is the result of a lot of effort. Congratulations


Dr. Sasakura will give a lecture on "Extracellular environment maintenance and synapse connect spinal cord injury repair" at the symposium of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan.


Dr. Dai Oishi joined our laboratory as a graduate student (cell biology).Dr. Oishi is an active doctor  including boarding on the doctor-helicopters. Let's do your best to develop research of inflammation control.


A paper on the results of long-term joint research with Professor Yoda of Niigata University has been published. It's down-to-earth, suggestive content. congratulations

A paper written by Dr. Kunogi (Department of Nephrology), which was researched in our department, was accepted. I also obtained my degree at my Tokyo Medical university in Tokyo. good luck in Tokyo



Developed an artificial synapse connector that reconnects broken neural circuits-A new way to treat psychiatric and neurological disorders caused by synaptic abnormalities-

     published in  "Science"

Hiroyuki Sasakura, Assistant Professor of Biology, Aichi Medical University, Professor Tsunesei Takeuchi, and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Oxford University, UK, and MRC Institute for Molecular Biology are led by Professor Tsusuke Yuzuzaki, Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine. In the international collaborative research team, we succeeded for the first time in the world in developing an artificial protein (synaptic connector) that can artificially form synapses, which are the joints between nerve cells, and quickly reconnect broken neural circuits. .. Using this synaptic connector, we succeeded in leading significant functional improvement and recovery in model animals of cerebellar ataxia, Alzheimer's disease, and spinal cord injury.
For details, please see here (press release) and the science site .


Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
New Academic Area Research "Super Adaptation"
general meeting
2021/3/5 ~ 3/7
Nucleic Acid Medicine Society
2020/11/30 ~ 12/1
Nucleic Acid Medicine Society
2020/11/30 ~ 12/1
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