Kobe University

The origin of Kobe University can be traced back to Kobe Higher Commercial School, an institution of higher education founded in 1902. Kobe University, working in a spirit of integrity, freedom, and cooperation in keeping with its open and cosmopolitan culture and environs, aims to contribute to the global community through the creation of knowledge founded on universal values and the fostering of rich understanding and strong leadership skills.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long COVID case study: Recovery process for impaired hormone secretion

Recently, "Long COVID" is becoming a significant medical issue worldwide. It refers to a variety of symptoms that persist over an extended period after the patient has recovered from a novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

World-first: A biomarker that can diagnose Parkinson's disease

Researchers at Kobe University and Hiroshima University have successfully developed a biomarker that will enable Parkinson's disease to be rapidly and inexpensively diagnosed from blood serum samples.

Cardiology

Revealing the individual immune cells inside carotid plaque

Through single-cell RNA sequencing, a research group has successfully illuminated the characteristics of Myeloid immune cells in coronary plaque, which causes acute coronary syndrome (this term includes conditions such as ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Does autism begin in the womb?

An international research group led by Professor Toru Takumi (Senior Visiting Scientist, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research) and Researcher Chia-wen Lin at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine has shown ...

Health

A newly discovered anti-senescence function of vitamin B2

A group of Kobe University researchers have revealed that adding Vitamin B2 to cells that have been exposed to aging stress increases the mitochondria's ability to produce energy and prevents cell aging. The research group ...

Oncology & Cancer

High cell membrane tension constrains the spread of cancer

The membranes of cancer cells are more pliant than the membranes of normal cells. A research collaboration has discovered that cancer invasion and migration can be supressed in mice by manipulating the stiffness of the cell ...

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