21 Mar 2017
Regenerated fibers lack hypertrophying function in skeletal muscle: A team led by Dr. Kawano of Matsumoto University published a research article titled" Prenatal myonuclei play a crucial role in skeletal muscle hypertrophy in rodents." in American ournal of Physiology Cell Physiology published in March 2017. →Link to article
21 Mar 2017
An International Symposium on LIVING IN SPACE 2017 was held on March 9th, 2017 in Hitotsubashi Hall in Tokyo.
03 Feb 2017
A team led by Dr. Lazarus, University of Tsukuba, has discovered a direct link between REM sleep loss, the medial prefrontal cortex and the desire for sugary and fatty foods according to Asahi Shimbun →Link to Asahi Shimbun
24 Jan 2017
A team led by Profs. Masashi Yanagisawa and Hiromasa Funato of WPI-IIIS, University of Tsukuba (Programmed Research Nagase Group) identified mutations that affect sleep/wakefulness in mice; amount of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep shown to be regulated by NALCN and SIK3 proteins, respectively. This landmark paper was published in Nature.→Link to article
17 Jan 2017
Prof. Akira Kudo at Tokyo Tech, in collaboration with Dr. Chaya at Showa University, reported in Scientific Reports,nature-com published on December 22 that live-imaging and transcriptome analysis of medaka fish transgenic lines identified the immediate alteration of cells responsible for bone structure formation. These findings are important for assessing the effects microgravity on long term human space missions. →Tokyo Tech News
27 Dec 2016
Application for Internal Symposium on LIVING IN SPACE has started.