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Translational research of neurodegenerative diseases with dementia
Japan(IFMSA-Japan) - Osaka City University, Osaka(Kansai area)
Translational Neuroscience, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
Takami Tomiyama, Tomohiro Umeda
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the accumulation of soluble and insoluble aggregates of misfolded proteins in the central nervous system. So far, no effective drugs to prevent and/or cure the diseases have been developed.
What is the aim of the project?
Our goal is to develop new preventives and/or therapeutic medicines against dementia.
What techniques and methods are used?
Biochemical,histochemical and behavioral analyses of cellular and mouse models of dementia
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
assistance in the experiments including biochemical, histochemical and behavioral analyses of cellular and mouse models of dementia
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
frequent English is the absolute condition to stay this laboratory. The students must be healthy. He/she is undoubtedly required to be free from any infection disease. Basic experimental techniques and knowledge in neuroscience and biochemistry.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
- Int J Mol Sci 21; 1413; 2020
- Alzheimer's Dementia TRCI 4; 304-313; 2018
- Acta Neuropathol Commun 5; 59; 2017
- Brain 139; 1568-1586; 201
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