Kumamoto University

Kumamoto University, abbreviated to Kumadai, is a Japanese national university located in Kumamoto, Kumamoto prefecture in the Kyushu region of Japan. It was established on May 31, 1949, at which time the following institutions were subsumed into it; Kumamoto Teachers College (established in 1874), Kumamoto Pharmaceutical College (1885), the Fifth High School (1887), Kumamoto Medical College (1896), and Kumamoto Technical College (1906).


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Medical research

Scientists discover the secret to the longevity of naked mole-rats

Naked mole-rats (NMRs)—the longest living rodents—show remarkable resistance to aging and cancer. NMRs have long fascinated those involved in aging research and cancer research. Now, for the first time, researchers from ...

Oncology & Cancer

How oral cancer acquires radioresistance

A research group led by Associate Professor Ryoji Yoshida and Professor Hideki Nakayama from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Kumamoto University (Japan) has analyzed the extracellular vesicles (EVs) of ...


Novel vaccine may yield affordable solution to lipid disorders

Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which can significantly shorten life expectancy. Recently, Prof. Yuichi Oike and his team of scientists at Kumamoto University, Japan, have successfully developed ...


Gene involved in male infertility discovered

A gene that controls the completion of meiosis in spermatogenesis has been discovered by researchers from Kumamoto University. Until now, details of the mechanism that inactivates the expression of genes involved in the meiotic ...

Medical research

Muscles retain positional memory from fetal life

A research collaboration based in Kumamoto University, Japan has discovered that muscles and the resident stem cells (satellite cells) responsible for muscle regeneration retain memory of their location in the body. This ...

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