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Department of Aging Intervention

Objectives and Roles

To develop aging intervention (anti-aging) methods based on evidence from research on aging and age-related disorders to promote healthy longevity.

Summary of Research Activities

  1. Development of new measures for aging intervention
    Develops methods to control aging, as everyone wishes. Explores one of Japan's traditional wisdoms for longevity "eating moderately needs no doctor" by using our latest technologies including the "nanoscale capsule" (see Item 3) to search for new aging intervention factors.
  2. Development of methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat lifestyle-related diseases
    Clarifies the underlying mechanisms of obesity due to overeating, a dietary habit opposite to "eating moderately," and lifestyle-related diseases. Successfully developed a research technique (cell/time-specific gene mutation method) for the first time in the world. Aims to develop new methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat lifestyle-related diseases using this technique.
  3. Development of fundamental technologies for basic research and for clinical application in humans
    Prepares model animals required in basic research, and manufactures nanoscale (millionth of 1 mm) capsules that enclose genes used for gene therapy in humans.



  • National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • National Hospital for Geriatric Medicine, NCGG
  • Center for Development of Advanced Medicine for Dementia
  • Center for Gerontology and Social Science

National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

7-430 Morioka-cho, Obu City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan