May. 30, 2011 Professor Ikuo Tooyama, Director of MNRC, visited the Harbin Medical University,
China, to attend the Ph.D candidates' defense of the dissertation as an external reviewer.
May. 1, 2011 Associate Professor Makoto Urushitani visited Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto,and presented his immunization project in the seminar (Invited by Prof. Janice Robertson).
Apr. 30, 2011 Associate Professor Makoto Urushitani was officially invited as a guest speaker by ALS Society of Canada, an provided a plenary lecture about the protein misfolding of ALS pathogenesis in the 7th Annual Research Forum at Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
Mar. 10, 2011 A paper concerning role of NPR-A on ES cells has been published
in the online version of Cell Death and Disease.
Feb. 19, 2011 A news story concerning Dr. Essam Mohamed Abdelalim appeared on the Chunichi Shimbun.
Feb. 18, 2011 A paper concerning curcumin and beta amyloid oligomer has been published in the online version of Journal of Alzheimer's disease.
Dec. 21, 2010 A paper concerning the inflammation in the hippocampal sclerosis ｗas published in Acta HIstochemica et Cytochemica.
Dec. 16, 2010 A paper entitled “Nuclear Choline Acetyltransferase Activates Transcriptionof a High-affinity Choline Transporter” has been published in the online version of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Dec. 16, 2010 MNRC members party was held in Boston Pulaza Hotel as the year-end party of 2010.
・Dec. 13, 2010 Dr. ABDEL-HAMID KAMEL OSMAN Department of Cytology and Histology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt, gave a lecture entitled by “APOPTOSIS IN THE MYOCARDIUM OF THE ADULT DROMEDARY CAMEL:ULTRASTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION”.
・Oct.6, 2010 Dr. Essam M Abdelalim has got an Award from Misr El-kheir Foundation in Egypt ( a non profit organization). The Award is given to the top 50 Egyptian researchers or Egyptian research teams published their work in 2009 as judged by the scientific board.
・Sep. 04, 2010 Dr. Wang and Ms. Bisen attended the 51th annual meetinng for the Japan Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry held in Tokyo on September 5, 2010.
・Sep. 1st, 2010 The 13th MNRC International Symposium entitled “How to tackle Misfolded Proteins in ALS”was held at Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu.
・Jul. 26, 2010 A paper concerning morphological study on lactotoferrin in the brain of Alzheimer's disease has been published in online version of Neuroscience Letters.
・Jul. 10-15, 2010 Our colleagues presented our recent studies at ICAD2010 at Honolulu.
・June 1-5, 2010 Professor Ikuo Tooyama, Director of MNRC,visited CHINA.
・May 17, 2010. Dr. Michael J. Zigmond at professor Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases of the University of Pittsburgh,,gave a lecture entitled by "Triggering endogenous neuroprotective processes through exercise in models of dopamine deficiency."
・May 7, 2010. Professor Tooyama presented the study on "Development of diagnostic drugs for Alzheimer's disease" in the 1st joint meeting of Ritumeikan University and SUMS.
・April 6, 2010 Mr.Liu Lei and Miss Naomi Bisen have entered the graduate course at MNRC, SUMS.
・April 1, 2010 Professor Ikuo Tooyama became a director at MNRC.
・Feb. 28, 2010 A paper concerning "the tautomeric structures of curcumin derivatives and their Ab-binding activities" has been published in the online version of Biomaterials.
・Feb. 16, 2010 Signing ceremony for the agreement between University of Ottawa and Shiga University of Medical Science was held with great eclat.President Alan Rock and the members at University of Ottawa were accorded a tremendous welcome.
・Feb. 10, 2010 Dr. Yanagisawa has received a research award from 10th Bio Business Competition Japan. The research title is "Novel diagnostic drugs for Alzheimer's disease using keto-enol tautomerism." (Biomaterials, in press).
・Dec. 22, 2009 MNRC members party was held in Boston Pulaza Hotel as a year-end party.
・Dec. 10-15, 2009 Professor Tooyama has presented the study entitled “Expression of lactoferrinand its receptor in the brain of patients with Alzheimer’s disease” as a invited speaker in the first international conference of metal chelating in biology andmedicine, held at Bath, England.
・Dec. 4-5, 2009 Ms. Masuda, Ms Naomi Bisen and Dr. Wang Liang visited Hiroshima to learn Japanese Culture and History.
・Nov. 11, 2009 Professor Tooyama has been invited to give a lecture concerning new drugsfor the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease at Department of Pharmacology, Tohoku University.
・Oct. 7, 2009 Dr.Wang Ligang has joined in our research team as a doctoral fellow from Harbin Medical University.
・Oct. 2, 2009 A paper concerning the clearance of polyubiquitinated TDP-43has been published in Journal of Neuroscience Research.
・Sep. 28, 2009 A paper concerning TDP-43 in motor neuron has been publishedin Neuroscience.
・Sep. 17, 2009 Professor Tooyama presented new drugs for the diagnosis of Alzheimer'sdisease in Innovation JAPAN 2009 held in Tokyo.
・Aug. 17, 2009 A paper concerning C7orf24 has been published in J Histochem and Cytochem as an advance online publication.
・Aug. 11, 2009 A collaborated study between MNRC (Dr. Urushitani) and Canada has been published in Glia as an advance online publication.
・Jul. 13-17, 2009 Our colleagues presented our recent studies at ICAD2009 at Wien.
・June. 24, 2009 The 12th MNRC International Symposium entitled “Functional Analysis of Neural Network; from cell to the brain”washeld at Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu.
・June. 1, 2009 Dr. Makoto Urushitani has been selected as an associate professor at Unit for Neurobiology and Therapeutics, Molecular Neuroscience Research Center.
・May. 21, 2009 Dr. Urushitani presented "The development of immunotherapy for ALS" at the symposium of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology held in Sendai, Japan.
・Apr. 14, 2009 The research paper concerning role of BNP on ES cells has been accepted for publication in PLoS ONE.
・Apr. 7, 2009 Mr Vigers and Ms. Kmeshima have joined us as graduate students (PhD course).
・Apr. 6, 2009 Ms. Naoimi Bisen has joined us as a foreign student from Keniya.
・Mar. 23, 2009 The co-operative research on DJ-1 molecules with Kyoto Pharmaceutical University and Hokkaido University has been accepted by Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.
・Feb. 20, 2009 A central the 11th molecular neuroscience research international symposium is held from 1:30PM, to 3:40 in the second floor in basic building schoolpersonnel lobby.
・Jan. 30, 2009 The research paper concerning lactotransferrin in the brain of Alzheimer's disease has been accepted for publication in NeuroscienceLetters.
・ Nov. 20, 2008 The research paper, "Axotomy Alters Alternative Splicing of Choline Acetyltransferase in the Rat Dorsal Motor Nucleus of the Vagus Nerve", has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Comparative Neurology.
・ Nov. 4-7, 2008 Professor Tooyama visited North East University and China Medical University as a official member of Shiga University of MedicalScience (Leader; Hattori Vice-President).
・ Oct. 3, 2008 The research paper concerning fluorinated MR contrast agents for amyloid imaging has been accepted by Neuroscience Research.
・ Jun. 19, 2008 The research paper concerning Natriuretic Peptide ReceptorC has been accepted for Neuroscience.
・ Jun. 16, 2008 The research paper concerning pChAT has been accepted for Journal Comp Neurol.
・ Jun. 13, 2008 Dr. Saito, a postgraduate student, has got an award for the young scientist from the Japan Society of Brain Science.
・ Jun. 10, 2008 Mr.EssamAbdelalim, a postgraduate student, presented his work on Embryonic Stem Cells in The First Japan-Egypt International Symposium on Science and Technology in Tokyo.
・ May. 2, 2008 The research paper , collaborating between Rome University and Shiga University of Medical Sicence, concerning cholinergic c system in Octopus vulgaris has been accepted for Journal Comp Neurol.
・ May. 1, 2008 The Japan Society of Science Promotion has announced grants from The Ministry of Education, Science, Sport, Culture and Technology at 2008. Four researches in MNRC have got the grants.
1) Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research (B): 2008-2010 (Prof. Kimura)
2) Grant-in Aid for Young Scientist (B): 2008-2010 (Assistant Prof. Bellier)
3) Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research (B): 2007-2009 (Prof. Tooyama)
4) Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research (B): 2007-2009 (Assistant Prof.Urushitani)
・ Apr. 29, 2008 The research concerning Natriuretic Peptide Receptors in the retna has been published in Peptides.
・ Mar. 28, 2008 The collaborating research for DJ-1, a Parkinson disease-related protein, has been published in J Cereb Blood Flow Metab.
・ Mar. 12, 2008 The research concerning a pathogenesis of ALS has been published in FASEB Journal.