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Laboratory of Research Resources

Objectives and Roles

To collect, store, and provide human blood and brain tissue samples for research on disorders related to geriatric medicine. To understand the cause and mechanisms of neurodegeneration in brain disorders using the research resources.

Summary of Research Activities

  1. Human blood and tissue samples obtained from autopsies based on informed consent are important resources for medical research. We manage a bioresource bank, which is a bank of human blood and tissue samples for brain research, and provide the tissue resources for investigating clinicians and scientists, whose research has been approved by the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG) review board.
  2. Using the blood and tissue resources in the bioresource bank, we independently conduct research studies that increase understanding of the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in brain disorders due to aging.
  3. In our study, we focus on hereditary and nonhereditary neurodegenerative disorders, manifesting dementia and motor impairment. To develop new treatments, we generate cell and animal models, thereby examine human blood and brain tissue samples directly.

 

NCGG

  • 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