Keio University , abbreviated as Keio or Keidai , is a Japanese university located in Minato, Tokyo. It is known as the oldest institute of higher education in Japan. Founder Fukuzawa Yukichi originally established it as a school for Western studies in 1858 in Edo . It has eleven campuses in Tokyo and Kanagawa. It has ten faculties: Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Medicine, Science and Technology, Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies, Nursing and Medical Care, and Pharmacy.The alumni include Japanese prime ministers and prominent political, administrative, legal, medical and corporate leaders. In particular, alumni of the Faculty of Economics has had significant influence on Japanese business world. Keio ranks third in the world for the number of alumni holding CEO positions in Fortune Global 500 companies. It also ranks 9th in the world in the Times Higher Education's Alma Mater Index. The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen "Global 30" Project universities. Wikipedia.
University of Pittsburgh and Keio University | Date: 2015-04-29
Provided herein are methods or making and using whole or partial organ ECM structures comprising an anticoagulant. Also provided are organ structures prepared according to those methods.
Keio University | Date: 2016-09-29
In accordance with the disclosed semiconductor chip and multi-chip module, signal transmission is made possible between semiconductor chips that are placed on a plane so as to be adjacent to each other through inductive coupling without affecting other coils such as in an oscillation circuit or an antenna circuit for RF communication. A multilayer solenoid coil, where a plane of the coil formed in a multilayer wiring structure in a semiconductor body is parallel to a main surface of the semiconductor body, is formed along at least one side end surface of the semiconductor body.
TOAGOSEI Co. and Keio University | Date: 2016-09-29
The composition for producing neural stem cells provided by the present invention contains an artificially synthesized synthetic peptide having a neural stem cell-inducing peptide sequence that induces neural stem cells from fibroblasts, and one or two or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers. The neural stem cell-inducing peptide sequence is any of (i) an amino acid sequence constituting a signal peptide of any protein belonging to the amyloid precursor protein (APP) family, (ii) a partial amino acid sequence of the amino acid sequence of (i), and (iii) a modified amino acid sequence of the amino acid sequence of (i) or (ii).
Keio University and Nittoh Kogaku K.K. | Date: 2015-08-20
Provided is an illumination module capable of preventing a light exit surface from being darker along peripheral edge portions as though having borders. An illumination module (1) includes: a light guiding plate (20), which has an end surface (21) and a first principal surface (23); a light source (30) configured to emit light that enters the end surface (21); and a diffusion plate (50), which has alight incident surface (55) and a light exit surface (56). The diffusion plate (50) includes a protruding part (51), which protrudes toward the light guiding plate (20) side and the light source (30), which is positioned so as to face a peripheral edge portion (26) on the end surface (21) side of the light guiding plate (20), and which has a light incident surface (52) into which light exiting the peripheral edge portion (26) enters.
Keio University | Date: 2015-04-01
An anonymization system is equipped with a provisioning data manager, a provisioning rule manager, and an issuer. Upon receiving data that contains predetermined information and provisioning rules that correspond to the data and are used as conditions under which the data is anonymized, the provisioning data manager stores the data and provides the provisioning rules. The provisioning rule manager stores the provisioning rules provided by the provisioning data manager. When a request is made to issue the anonymized data, that is, the data that has been anonymized, if the issuance request is in accord with the provisioning rules stored in the provisioning rule manager, the issuer acquires the data corresponding to the provisioning rules from the provisioning data manager, issues the anonymized data by anonymizing the acquired data, and provides the anonymized data.
Keio University and Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha | Date: 2017-03-01
The present inventors focused on the fact that inflammation at the subretinal macular area enhances choroidal neovascularization, and developed pharmaceutical agents that suppress initiation or advancement of neovascularization by angiogenic factors such as VEGF. More specifically, the present inventors revealed that administering anti-IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibodies to mice treated with laser photocoagulation inhibits the development of choroidal neovascularization.
Keio University and Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult Honsha | Date: 2017-03-08
To provide a marker for determining sensitivity to an anti-cancer agent, which can determine whether or not a patient has a therapeutic response to the anti-cancer agent, and novel cancer therapeutic means employing the marker. The marker for determining sensitivity to an anti-cancer agent is formed of one or more substances selected from the group consisting of an amino-acid-metabolism-related substance, a nucleic-acid-metabolism-related substance, a substance in the pentose phosphate pathway, a substance in the glycolytic pathway, a substance in the TCA cycle, a polyamine-metabolism-related substance, lauric acid, 6-phosphogluconic acid, butyric acid, 4-methylpyrazole, isobutylamine, glycolic acid, NADH, NAD^(+), and a substance involved in the metabolism of any of these substances.
Keio University and Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult Honsha | Date: 2017-03-22
To provide a marker for determining sensitivity of a patient to an anti-cancer agent, and novel cancer therapeutic means employing the marker. The marker for determining sensitivity to an anti-cancer agent is formed of one or more substances selected from the group consisting of a substance or a fragment thereof detected as an anion at m/z of 149.05 to 149.06, a substance or a fragment thereof detected as an anion at m/z of 152.99 to 153.00, a substance or a fragment thereof detected as a cation at m/z of 724.34 to 724.35, the peaks being determined by means of a mass spectrometer, glycerol 3-phosphate, dihydrobiopterin, GABA, lactic acid, asparagine, aspartic acid, 2-methylbutyroylcarnitine, 1-methyladenosine, and glutathione, and a substance involved in a metabolic pathway of any of these substances.
Keio University | Date: 2017-01-25
The present invention is directed to provide cancer stem cell proliferation inhibitors and inducers of intracellular accumulation of reactive oxygen species. To this end, provided are cancer stem cell proliferation inhibitors and inducers of intracellular accumulation of reactive oxygen species in a cancer stem cell each containing pimozide or sertindole as an active ingredient.
Keio University | Date: 2017-04-19
Provided is a taste substance-supplying article capable of enabling an eater to enjoy the taste of a taste substance when s/he puts a food or drink, said food or drink with an extremely low content of the taste substance, into the oral cavity. The taste substance-supplying article (1) is provided with: a taste substance-supplying body comprising a taste substance which is brought into contact with taste receptors and gives a sensation of taste, and a taste releasing part which holds the taste substance and slowly releases the same; and a fixing part (80) which fixes the taste substance-supplying body to the oral cavity so that the taste-releasing part can be in contact with a part of an area, said area being a part of the oral cavity and having the taste receptors. When the releasing part is in contact with the taste receptors, the taste substance is supplied to the taste receptors and contacted therewith.