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Patch-type muscle sensing device for early detection of Frailty

Takei Yusuke, PhD Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development We propose a patch-type sensor for early detection of frailty, which evaluates muscle quality (muscle mass, muscle strength, muscle fatigue, muscle contraction speed) from a mechanomyogram generated when muscles are contracted by electrical stimulation. This sensor is expected…


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Development of High Throughput 3D-Patient Cancer Culture System with Anticancer Drug Exposure Through Blood Capillary

Matsusaki Michiya, PhD; Katayama Ryohei, PhD Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development “ancer is still unsolved severe disease because of the inter- and intra-tumor genetic heterogeneity. Thus, personalized cancer medicine has been strongly desired to find the best therapeutic strategy for each patient. To achieve it, in…


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Artificial Intelligence-based Diagnosis and Treatment of Age-related Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Mitsuo Kawato, Ph.D., Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group; Tomokazu Motegi, M.D., Ph.D.; Advanced Telecommunications Research Computational Neuroscience Laboratories; Jessica E. Taylor, Ph.D.,
Advanced Telecommunications Research Computational Neuroscience Laboratories
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development We have previously identified brain activity patterns…

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Basic Research for Creation of Exercise Pills that Improve QOL of the Elderly by Combatting Sarcopenia and Frailty

Toshihiko Ogura, Ph.D., M.D., Tohoku University; Toshio Hakoshima, Ph.D., Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development Medical intervention that keeps elderly people socially, economically and physically active would have great beneficial impacts on our society aging rapidly all over the world. To…



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Development of High-precision Diagnostics and Treatment Evaluation Technique of Neurological Disorder using Quantitative fMRI Harmonization Technique

Daisuke Kokuryo, Ph.D., Kobe University; Takashi Itahashi, Ph.D., Showa University; Chika Sato, Ph.D., National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology; Shigeyoshi Saito, Ph.D., Osaka University
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development The proposed high-precision diagnostic and treatment evaluation technique aims to provide a quantitative evaluation…

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