Department of Anatomy, Kawasaki Medical School

What's new

Updated on November 15, 2021

  • Monday, November 15, 2021
    "The Door to Medical Research" has started. A total of eight second grade students were assigned to the Department of anatomy to study seven issues.
  • Monday, November 15, 2021
    Labo. Meeting. (Irregular: 10:00-10:30)
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    The 75th Annual Academic Meeting of the Shikoku Branch of Japanese Association of Anatomists was held on October 30, 2021. The Department of Anatomy of Kawasaki Medical School hosted it.
    Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Koji Ono and related graduate students of master’s programs at other universities made the following presentations. The latter two are master's graduate students at Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare.
     1. Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Koji Ono: Expression and role of NR5A1 in spleen-like endothelial
       cells
     2. Mr. Nobuaki Matsuda: Network Microscopyの試み (An attempt to build a Network and observe
       simultaneously with a microscope from multiple locations)
     3. Ms. Amami Mori: Search for factors that bind to the spleen-specific enhancer of the Nr5a1 gene
  • Friday, October 22, 2021
    In the open lecture "Life" co-hosted by Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen and Kure City, Professor Toida gave a special lecture titled "Toishi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education".
     Date: Friday, October 22, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.,
     Venue: Kure Shinkin Bank Hall (Kure City Cultural Hall), Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
    篤志献体と医学教育
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    Associate Professor Shuichi Hayashi was selected for the 43rd Research Grant (Research on Biology) in 2021 at the Ryobi Teien Memorial Foundation. Research Title: "Regulatory mechanisms of intercellular adhesion that determine the specificity of neural connections"
  • Friday, October 13, 2021
    Professor Toida gave a lecture to the second grade students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education”at the Department of Health and Nursing, Faculty of Health and Nursing, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare. (10:30-10:45)
  • Monday, October 11, 2021
    Professor Toida gave a lecture to the second and third grade students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education" at Kurashiki College of Nursing. (13:00-14:30)
  • Friday, October 8, 2021
    Associate Professor Hayashi gave a lecture to the second grade students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education”at the Department of Medical Welfare Design Faculty of Medical and Welfare Management, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare. (10:25-11:20)
  • Friday, October 8, 2021
    Professor Toida gave a lecture to the first grade students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education” at the Department of Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Medical Technology, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare. (13:00-13:30)
  • Friday, October 1, 2021
    Professor Toida gave a lecture to the first grade students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education” at the Department of Clinical Laboratory, Faculty of Medical Technology, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare. (14:30-15:30)
  • Friday, October 1, 2021
    Labo. Meeting. (Regular: 11:00-11:30)
  • Friday, October 1, 2021
    The anatomy website has been updated. Updates include “What's new”column on the top page, “News”column, “History” column, “Message” column, “Activities” column, “Research” column, “Member” column, “Publications” column, “Inquiry” column, and “Links” column.
    This time, the English pages have been added.
    We would be happy if you could take a look at it.
  • Friday, October 1, 2021
    Ms. Hagihara Kimiko joined us as a laboratory assistant.
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Professor Yuichi Shima will retire today. He will become a professor at Microscopic and Developmental Anatomy Division, Department of Anatomy, Kurume University School of Medicine from tomorrow.
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    We had a Farewell Party for Professor Yuichi Shima.

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Associate Professor Hayashi gave a lecture to the second grade students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education” at the Department of Nursing, Kawasaki Medical Junior College.
    (15:15-15:45)
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Associate Professor Hayashi gave a lecture to the second grade students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education” at the Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare.
    (14:30~15:00)
  • Monday, September 13, 2021
    All the first-grade students and faculty members visited the campus memorial to respect and gratitude to those who gave their bodies for the students' learning.
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021
    Lectures and practices that the anatomy professors are in charge of have begun.
    (1st grade: ‘Integumentary and Motor System’, ‘Gross Anatomy Laboratory’ )
    The first hour of the human anatomy practice began under the presence of President Fukunaga.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    The second semester has started.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    Labo. Meeting. (Regular: 11:30-11:50)
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    Associate Professor Hayashi gave a lecture to the students on “Tokushi Kentai (Donation of Dead Body) and Medical Education” at the Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Occupational Therapy、Kawasaki Junior College of Rehabilitation.
    (13:00-14:00)
  • Monday, August 2, 2021
    A project proposed by professor Toida was adopted as a support project for educational reform at Kawasaki Medical University.
    The title is "Tradition and Paradigm Shift: Learning from Medical Education in the UK and EU".
  • Monday, August 2, 2021
    Labo. Meeting. (Regular: 11:30-12:20)
  • Monday, August 2, 2021
    Akiko Matsui joined us as a research assistant.
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Labo. Meeting. (Irregular: 12:00-12:25)
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    A paper in which Prof. Yuichi Shima participated as a co-author was published in Science.
    (Professor Shima contributed to the initial conception of research mainly by providing mouse strains)
    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/373/6552/eabe0237 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/373/6552/eabe0237
  • Monday, July 19, 2021
    The program of the lecture and practice of anatomy of the spring semester was finished.
  • Monday, July 5, 2021
    Associate Professor Shuichi Hayashi was selected for the 2021 Medical Research Grant
    (Psychiatry, Neurology, and Brain Science) by the Takeda Science Foundation.
    The research title is, "Molecular development mechanism of cerebral cortex-higher
    thalamus nuclear tract that controls sensory motor integration".
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021
    Professor Toida was selected as an International Education and Research Exchange Grant
    by the Kawasaki Society for the Promotion of Medicine and Medical Welfare.
    Research title: A special program of having a foreign professor from the University
    of Oxford in England come and teach a class here at Kawasaki Medical University in Japan,
    and advance bilateral research.
    Associate Professor Shu1 Hayashi was selected as an Educational and Research Grant by
    the Kawasaki Society for the Promotion of Medicine and Medical Welfare.
    Research title: Elucidation of the role of PCDH19, a gene responsible for epilepsy
    in female infants, in brain development.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021
    Labo. Meeting. (Regular: 9:00-9:50)
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    We are promoting joint research by networking the Anatomy Class of Kawasaki Medical
    University in Okayama with the Center for Ultra-High Pressure Electron Microscopy
    at Osaka University In Osaka.
  • Samples are observed using an ultra-high pressure electron microscope with the
    world's highest acceleration voltage of 3000 kV. We can see the results from Osaka Univ.
    and Kawasaki Medical Univ., looking at the same thing at the same time, even if we are
    separated. We perform analysis about olfactory neurons from obtained images with
    discussions among researchers from two institutions.
    (Professor Toida concurrently serves as Professor of Kawasaki Medical University,
    and also a visiting professor and specially appointed professor at Osaka University.)
  • Monday, June 7, 2021
    Assistant Professor Tetsuhiro Yokonishi's paper was accepted into The Journal of Reproduction.
    Tetsuhiro Yokonishi and Blanche Capel.
    "Differentiation of Fetal Sertoli Cells in the Adult Testis"
    Reproduction. in press
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021
    Professor Yuichi Shima was selected as a research grant the Academic Research Grant Program at the Uesco Foundation for the Promotion of Science.
    The research title is "Elucidation of the function of nuclear receptor NR5A1 during the formation process of the spleen".

    Associate Professor Shuichi Hayashi was selected as a research grant the Academic Research Grant Program at the Uesco Foundation for the Promotion of Science.
    The research title is "Elucidation of molecular mechanisms that control synaptic formation of hippocema nerve circuits."

    Professor Emi Kiyokage of Kawasaki University of Health and Welfare, a collaborator of Professor Toida, was selected as a research grant Academic Research Grant Program of the Uesco Foundation for the Promotion of Science.
    The research title is "Olfactory adjustment function considered from the viewpoint of olfactory disorder".
    https://www.wesco.co.jp/zaidan/

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021
    Since April, we have had a reading session every Wednesday from noon,
    mainly for graduate students.
    The textbook is "The Cell" by Prof. Don W. Fawcett 2nd edition 1981,
    Itis available online at ASCB The American Society for Cell Biology.
    https://www.ascb.org/career-development/teaching/don-fawcetts-the-cell/

    Two graduate students alternately explain the photographs while translating them
    completely, and I give supplementary explanations to them.
    The textbook was published exactly 40 years ago when I was a student. But at that time,
    it was a collection of excellent electron micrographs from all over the world. The author,
    Professor Fawcett (Harvard Medical School), is friends with my teachers (Professor Yasuo
    Uehara and Professor Kiyoshi Hama) I have memories of reading with them and their students
    when I was in graduate school. The truth, backed by the "beautiful image", has not faded
    into 40 years of academic progress, and is likely to be published by ASCB today.
    I recommend reading this textbook to readers. (Professor Toida)
    • Wednesday, June 2, 2021
      Histology practice class started today.
      This class is for the first-year students. attached to Introduction to human structure
      and General theory of histology. It is a face-to-face class.
    • Monday, May 31, 2021
      Labo. Meeting. (Regular: 13:00-13:15)
    • Saturday, May 15, 2021
      The third year of Reiwa "Anatomy Memorial Service" was held.
    • Thursday, May 6, 2021
      Labo. Meeting. (Regular: 11: 45-12:05)
    • Thursday, May 6, 2021
      Classes for the third year of Reiwa have started.
      The first and second hours are for the freshmen. The class title is
      Introduction to human structure. Those are face-to-face classes by Professor (Chairman) Toida.
    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
      Labo. Meeting (Irregular: 16 :30-16:55)
    • Thursday, April 27, 2021
      Professor Yuichi Shima's research proposal for "Gamete Integrity" was adopted.
      "Gamete Integrity" is a group of people studying new academic field. For the next two years,
      he will conduct research with the support of the group.
      https://gamete-integrity.com/information/
      https://gamete-integrity.com/content/pp02_a03_9.html
    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
      Associate Professor Sawa Horie's paper was selected as the cover of the June 2021 issue of Journal of Collaborative Neurology.
      https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cne.25161
      Paper: Horie et al. 2021. Structural Basis for Noradrenergic Regulation of Neural Circuits in the Mouse Olfactory Bulb. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 529(9): 2189-2208, 2021.
    • Monday, April 19, 2021
      Labo. Meeting (Irregular: 12:00-12:20)
    • Friday, April 9, 2021
      Kawasaki Medical University Graduate School Guidance Meeting (Entrance Ceremony) was held.
      Ms. Yukari Minami, a brain surgeon, will study as an anatomy graduate student for four years. (Guidance: Chief Professor Toida)
    • Wednesday, April 7, 2021
      Associate Professor Hayashi's papers were selected as the cover of the May 2021 issue of Cerebral Cortex.
      https://academic.oup.com/cercor/issue/31/5
      Explanation:
      The generation of micro morphology at the end of synapses was analyzed for projection from the cerebral cortex to the thalamus, which processes sodic sensations. The five-layer axon of the cerebral cortex is shown in reddish purple, the dendritic structure of postthydrium nuclear neurons is shown in yellow, and a cross-section of the electron microscope continuous image at the end of the synapse is shown on the left, and a three-dimensional reconstruction model is shown in the center and right. In wild-type mice (upper row), many thorn protrusions extending from dendritic protrusions are wrapped in giant synaptic endings of the cortical five-layer axon to form synapses, whereas spine protrusions are not formed in mice deficiting the S nap25 gene (lower row). Paper: Hayashi et al. 2021. Maturation of complex synaptic connections of layer 5 cortical axons in the posterior thalamic nucleus requires SNAP25. Cereb. Cortex 31(5): 2625-2638.
    • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
      A research class for the fourth-year students of the Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare has begun. It is a class to do some experiments in the laboratory under the instruction of the anatomy professors. The topics are as follows:
      Ms. Keina Tanio:   Neuronal morphology and synaptic changes in nasal-closed mice.
                (Supervisor: Prof. Emi Kiyokage)
      Ms. Mana Nakamura:Neuronal morphology and synaptic changes in nasal-closed mice.
                (Supervisor: Prof. Emi Kiyokage)
      Ms. Kiyoka Minam: Quantitative analysis of the diversity of GABA immuno-positive
                response intensity in mouse olfactory spheres
                (Supervisor: Associate Professor Keita Sato)
      Ms. Marina Suzuki: Inflammation and regeneration of bladder epithelial cells
                (Supervisor: Associate Professor (Lecturer) Tetsuhiro Yokonishi)
      Ms. Mai Saneshige:  Analysis of Nr5a1 gene hypothaththal abdominal inner nuclear
                enhancer missing mice
                (Supervisor: Professor Yuichi Shima)
      Mr. Yuki Fujisawa: Generation control of hippothama nerve circuits
                (Supervisor: Associate Professor Syuichi Hayashi)
    • Friday, April 2, 2021
      Entrance ceremony for Kawasaki University of Health and Welfare(KUHW) was held. Mr. Nobuaki Matsuda and Ms. Amami Mori entered the master's program at the Graduate School of Medical Technology newly established this year. They will study and do some researches in this anatomy lobo. for two years.
      Mr. Nobuaki Matsuda: He is a technical researcher at the Central Research Center of The Kawasaki Medical University. (Degree Guidance: Professor Emi Kiyokage; Research Guidance: Chief Professor Toida) Ms. Amami Mori: She is a newly-grad student. Her major is Clinical Laboratory Medicine. (Degree Guidance: Professor Emi Kiyokage; Research Guidance: Professor Shima)
    • Friday, April 2, 2021
      Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Koji Ono's papers were accepted into The Journal of Medical Investigation.

      Koji Ono, Akihiko Yano, Kazunori Ishimura
      “Effect of peripherally derived steroid hormones on the expression of steroidogenic enzymes in the rat choroid plexus”
      The Journal of Medical Investigation, in press
    • Thursday, April 1, 2021
      Labo. Meeting (Regular: 11:30-12:10)
    • Thursday, April 1, 2021
      Professor Toida, Chairman of Department of Anatomy, will continue to do research and education activities as a Specially Appointed Professor at the Ultra-High Pressure Electron Microscope Center of Osaka University, and a Visiting Professor at Kanazawa University (Faculty of Ophthalmology , Department of Medicine and Health Sciences.) this year, too.
    • Tuesday, March 2, 2021
      Labo. Meeting (Regular: 11:30-11:50)
    • Saturday, February 27, 2021
      ★Congratulations on the award
      Prof. Yuichi Shima received the 5th Research Encouragement Award (Basic Category) of the Japanese Society of Steroid Hormones at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Steroid Hormones (web).
      https://gakkai-gran.jp/jhss28/index.html
    • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
      ★New Publication, just arrived on
      A textbook edited by the Japanese Society of Pediatric Urology was published, and Professor Shima was in charge of writing "Development of gonads" as a co-author.
      "Pediatric Urology"(Syouni Hinyoukikagaku, in Japanese)
      Published by Diagnostics and Therapeutics Co., Ltd. (Shindan to Chiryousya, in Japanese)
      ISBN: 978-4-7878-2422-6
      https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%B0%8F%E5%85%90%E6%B3%8C%E5%B0%BF%E5%99%A8%E7%A7%91%E5%AD%A6-%E5%B0%8F%E5%85%90%E6%B3%8C%E5%B0%BF%E5%99%A8%E7%A7%91%E5%AD%A6%E4%BC%9A/dp/4787824228/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&dchild=1&keywords=%E5%B0%8F%E5%85%90%E6%B3%8C%E5%B0%BF%E5%99%A8%E7%A7%91%E5%AD%A6&qid=1611214827&sr=8-1
    • Monday, February 8, 2021
      A research briefing was held for four students who were going to be assigned to our laboratory for their graduation research for Reiwa3. They are going to be fourth-year students in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medical Technology, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare from April. (15:00-16:30: Regular)
    • Friday, February 5, 2021
      Labo. Meeting (Regular: 11:30-12:00)
    • Friday, January 29, 2021
      Today is the last day of lectures and practical training for the first year grade of Reiwa 2.
    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
      British collaborator Prof. Zoltán Molnár (Follow of St. John's College, University of Oxford) has informed us.
      "Today marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Willis. Thomas Willis is from St. John's College and has made outstanding achievements in brain anatomy, neurology, and psychiatry.”
      https://sway.office.com/sDxoxop8O0u4gRD3?ref=Link
    • Monday, January 21, 2021
      Labo. Meeting (Irregular: 11:45-12:10)
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
      Dr. Tetsuhiro Yokonishi was selected as a research and development grant for 2020 by the Yamaguchi Foundation for the Promotion of Endocrine Diseases.
      The name of the research project is "Variant transplantation using reconstruction of the seirihara cell niche".
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
      Assistant Prof. Tetsuhiro Yokonishi's papers were accepted into the journal Biology of Reproduction.
      Victor A Ruthig , Tetsuhiro Yokonishi, Matthew B Friedersdorf, Sofia Batchvarova, Josiah Hardy, Jason A Garness, Jack D Keene, Blanche Capel
      “A transgenic DND1GFP fusion allele reports in vivo expression and RNA binding targets in undifferentiated mouse germ cells”
      Biology of Reproduction, 2021 in press. doi.org/10.1093/biolre/ioaa233
      https://doi.org/10.1093/biolre/ioaa233

    • Monday, January 5, 2021
      Labo. Meeting (Regular: 11:30-12:00)
    • Friday, January 1, 2021
      ★Happy new year!
      Reiwa 3 (year 2021) has started.