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Nanosecond pulsed electric fields activate immune cells7-Aug-2019
Prof. Ken-ichi Yano: Institute of Pulsed Power Science
Researchers from Kumamoto University found that stimulating immune cells with nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs) can cause them to respond as if they were being stimulated by bacteria.
A tale of two proteins: The best and worst of metabolic adaptation8-Jul-2019
Prof. Mitsuyoshi Nakao: Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics
The nutritional environment during the developmental period makes a person susceptible to lifestyle-related diseases later in life. Kumamoto University researchers revealed that two metabolic pathways control the consumption and storage of energy.
Ketone body utilization decreases when blood flow to the heart is reduced16-Jan-2019
Prof. Yuichiro Arima: Kumamoto University Hospital
KU researchers measured the availability of ketone bodies in the heart and confirmed that the ketone body utilization rate decreases under myocardial ischemia.