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Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science

Developing advances in 21st century medical science research

History of the Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science started in 1972, the year that the School of Medicine was established.
Based on the philosophy of medical education and research proposed by the school founder and former president Keisuke Fujita, the institute integrates basic and clinical medical fields and aims to promote research activities at the advanced international standard. In 1985, the Molecular Medicine Division was added to the institute in order to carry the institute's great success in molecular biology forward into further medical science research activities. With this division as the foundation of the current institute, the institute has undergone a number of changes since the beginning of the 21st century.
A wide variety of comprehensive studies including basic sciences and clinical medicine are conducted at the 5 research divisions that lead the respective areas of research in the world. Researchers of these departments are working to identify causes of disease and find new treatments by engaging in joint research projects with clinical courses offered by our university hospital, which is one of the largest in Japan.

Research description

Division of Gene Expression Mechanism
  1. Fundamental research on the pre-mRNA splicing mechanism
  2. Exhaustive research on aberrant splicing in cancer
  3. Understanding of the splicing regulatory factors in psychological and neurological diseases
Division of Therapies for Intractable Diseases
  1. Understanding of pathophysiology of neuromuscular diseases and skeletal system diseases and development of diagnostic and treatment methods for them
  2. Exhaustive understanding of a stem cell differentiation system and its application to regenerative medicine
  3. Understanding of organ cross-talks between skeletal muscles and fat cells, for example
Division of Systems Medical Science
  1. Research on psychological and neurological diseases through analysis of phenotypes of genetically modified mice
  2. Understanding of the brain's high-level cognitive functions including memory, learning, and emotions

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