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Kasugai, Japan

Chubu University is located in Kasugai, Aichi, Japan. It was founded in 1938 by Kohei Miura, originally a professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology. Masters courses were added in 1971, and Doctoral courses in 1973.The school has courses in many disciplines in both the humanities and the science.The university has a number of affiliations with foreign schools, including Universiti Sains Malaysia, Longwood University , Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology , University of Newcastle , University of Essex , Ohio University , West Virginia University , Wonkwang University , and Harbin Institute of Technology . Wikipedia.


Tsuda T.,Chubu University
Molecular Nutrition and Food Research | Year: 2012

Anthocyanins are one type of flavonoid phytopigment. Although the role of anthocyanins as a functional food factor remains relatively less established than that of other flavonoids, progress in this area has been made at the molecular level in recent years. This review discusses the potential health benefits of plant-derived anthocyanin-rich foods, with a focus on the role of anthocyanins in obesity control, diabetes control, cardiovascular disease prevention, and improvement of visual and brain functions, areas that have attracted much attention. Such health benefits are not necessarily derived from the antioxidant effect of anthocyanins, but in fact are produced by currently unestablished chemical properties beyond the antioxidant capacity of the molecules. However, a better understanding of the physiological functionality of anthocyanins remains to be elucidated. It is desirable, therefore, to clarify the molecular type and composition of the anthocyanins that confer specific health benefits and to conduct further investigation into the underlying molecular mechanisms. The pharmacological actions of anthocyanins could not be fully established without knowledge on the effects of treatment of anthocyanins alone, the effects of non-anthocyanin components, and the possible interactions between anthocyanin and non-anthocyanin species. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Source


Patent
Chubu University | Date: 2011-10-14

A current lead apparatus includes a pipe surrounding a current lead connected between a low temperature side terminal and an ambient side terminal. The refrigerant gas discharged at the ambient temperature side is circulated via a plurality of stages of freezers to a low temperature side of the pipe.


Patent
Chubu University | Date: 2013-08-09

The present invention addresses the problem of providing a means which is effective for the induction of the differentiation of a brown adipocyte and therefore enables a brown adipocyte to be used for and applied to, for example, the prevention/treatment of obesity or metabolic syndrome. Provided is a brown adipocyte differentiation-inducing agent containing, as an active ingredient, (1) CREG1 protein or (2) an expression vector carrying CREG1 gene.


Patent
Chubu University, Advanced Medix Inc. and Sagawa Printing Co. | Date: 2010-01-29

Bone repair materials are disclosed, from which ions are hardly eluted in living body and which are superior in apatite-forming ability and resistance to apatite peeling and have a scratch resistance high enough for practical use. The material comprises a substrate made of titanium or titanium alloys, and a surface layer, made substantially of titanium oxide, along the surface of the substrate. The substrate has on the surface thereof irregularities of from 1 nm to 10 m in average in both width and depth. The layer has a zeta potential of +4.5 mV or more under an aqueous solution environment of pH 6 to 8, and a critical scratch resistance of 35 mN or more when vibration 100 m in amplitude is added to a stylus with a spring constant of 200 g/mm on the surface layer and the stylus is moved at a rate of 10 mm/sec under a load increasing at a rate of 100 mN/min.


Patent
Chubu University and Asahi Kasei Corporation | Date: 2010-08-27

A rotary optical link joint having a small change in transmission loss during rotational use is provided. In order to realize this, the rotary optical link joint according to the present invention is an optical link joint that relatively rotatably holds, centering around an axis line (

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