Okayama University

Okayama University (岡山大学, Okayama Daigaku) is a national university in Japan. The main campus is located in Tsushima-Naka, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. The school was founded in 1870 and it was established as a university in 1949. The origin of the university is the Medical Training Place (医学館, Igakkan) founded in 1870 by Okayama-Han. It underwent the abolition of the han system and was developed into Okayama Prefectural Medical School (岡山県医学校) in 1880. In 1888 it was merged into a national school, the Third Higher Middle School (第三高等中学校, Daisan kōtō chūgakkō) to constitute the Medical Faculty. The Medical Faculty became an independent school in 1901 and was renamed Okayama Medical Speciality School (岡山医学専門学校, Okayama igaku semmon gakkō), a four-year medical school for men ages 17-21 or above. In 1922 the school was chartered as Okayama Medical College (岡山医科大学, Okayama ika daigaku), a four-year medical college for men ages 19-23 or above.

Address
Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Okayama, Japan
Website
http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/index_e.html
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okayama_University

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Neuroscience

Potential drug for treating chronic pain with few side effects

Researchers at Okayama University describe in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the effect of clodronate on the regulation of adenosine triphosphate release and its potential as a drug for the treatment ...

Diabetes

Sticky molecules to tackle obesity and diabetes

Okayama University researchers report that the over-expression of an adhesion molecule found on the surface of fat cells appears to protect mice from developing obesity and diabetes. The findings, published in the journal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Self-administered aroma foot massage may reduce symptoms of anxiety

Researchers at Okayama University conduct the first community-based study on the effects of self-administered aromatherapy foot massage on stress and anxiety symptoms. The results suggest aromatherapy massages might provide ...

Ophthalmology

Prosthetics for retinal stimulation

In a study recently published in Advanced Biomedical Engineering, researchers at Okayama University report a thin photoelectric film which can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues of the eye.

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