Developed a new way to generate “Circularly Polarized Luminescence” required for 3D projection Likely to lower manufacturing cost of organic EL panels for 3D display -- Kindai University
Under external magnetic field, circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) was successfully generated from achiral platinum complexes at room temperature. Expected to reduce manufacturing costs of organic EL panels for 3D display, and practical applications for advanced next-generation security/authentication technologies.
Developed a highly sensitive measurement system for diagnosis of high-risk prostate cancer. Enabling highly effective and rapid detection of cancer while reducing the burden on patients -- Kindai University
- Measures serum core-type fucosylated PSA, which was not possible in the past, with high speed and high sensitivity - Verified that fucosylated PSA index significantly rises in a man with high-risk prostate cancer - Adjunct in the conventional PSA test, high-risk prostate cancer can be effectively detected
Elucidation of the role of "Stress Granules" that can be therapeutic targets for cancer and ALS -- Kindai University
- Discovered for the first time in the world that Stress Granules (SGs) have the role of a "safety brake" that regulates signaling pathways that control cell proliferation, such as Protein Kinase C (PKC) and Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK). - SGs have the function of preventing excessive activation of MAPK by incorporating PKC.
Is diet breadth the key factor for successful alien ant invasions in new habitats? Discovering from “intraspecific differences” in the Argentine ants - Kindai University
- Investigated intraspecific differences in Argentine ant, “one of the 100 most hazardous invasive species in the world”, to clarify what factors are related to the successful invasion. - Discovered that “LH1” ants, which make up the majority of supercolonies distributed throughout the world, have greater diet breadth than those of the less successful supercolonies.
Mechanism of the selective induction of cancer cell-specific cell death by ACA-28 - Kindai University
- Elucidation of the mechanism of the compound "ACA-28" that selectively induces cell death in cancer cells - ACA-28 induces cell death of cancer cells and inhibits the growth by destroying tumor suppressor factors. - Expectations for the development of anticancer drugs with less side effects that target brakes instead of accelerators for cancer cells
Efficacy of Esophageal Cancer Postoperative Adjuvant Treatment, Peptide Vaccine Treatment, Elucidated 5-year Survival Rate Approx. Doubled for Esophageal Cancer Patients - Kindai University
Kindai University’s Faculty of Medicine has, in a world first, shown the efficacy of cancer-specific vaccine therapy as a postoperative adjuvant therapy in a phase 2 clinical trial. Administration of cancer-specific vaccine therapy roughly doubled the 5-year survival rate of advanced esophageal cancer patients. Vaccine therapy amplifying CTL2 is expected to help validate peptide vaccine therapy.
Discovery of Novel Nuclear Structure Inside Fertilized Eggs - Research Results Bring Us Closer to Solving the Riddle of the Development of Animals -- Kindai University
This research is expected to contribute to the development of reproductive medicine, including human infertility treatment, and animal breeding technology through practical application of the special characteristics of fertilized eggs that were discovered.
Slack for higher education: Kindai to Become First Japanese University to Invigorate University-wide Communications and Smoothen the Delivery of Online Classes - Kindai University
- Introduction of Slack aims to build a new communication platform for staff and students institution wide - Utilization of Slack enhances the effectiveness of distance learning solutions - Expansion of student support through user-friendly Slack
Efficacy of Opdivo (Nivolumab) in Cancer of Unknown Primary Cases Confirmed - Kindai University
- Efficacy of molecular target drug Nivolumab verified in investigator-initiated clinical trial for use with CUP by hospital team from Kindai University’s Faculty of Medicine - Reductions by more than half in tumor size in over 20% of CUP patients observed - Nivolumab expected to become standard treatment for CUP cases with no standard treatment
ALMA Resolves Gas Impacted by Young Jets from Supermassive Black Hole - Kindai University
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light years away by using ALMA. The team found that the disruption is caused by young powerful jets ejected from a supermassive black hole residing at the center of the host galaxy. This result will cast light on the mystery of the evolutionary process of galaxies in the early Universe.
Preclinical Stage Verification for Combined Use of a Drug Under Development with an Existing Drug to Stimulate the Immune System to Attack Cancer Cells - Kindai University
The research team from Kindai University's Faculty of Medicine, in cooperation with DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED, have verified at the preclinical stage that using the currently under-development anti-cancer drug, U3-1402*1, in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors*2 has the potential to be an effective treatment.
Kindai University Students Work on Market Development of “Gokiburi Hoi Hoi” (Cockroach Catcher) in Vietnam.
Kindai University and Teikyo University have cooperated on an overseas internship program in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Students worked on developing new markets for "Gokiburi Hoi Hoi" (Earth Cooperation) through a problem solving project-based learning program. After returning to Japan, the students will give a presentation of their marketing strategies to the CEO of Earth Cooperation.