Kawasaki Skyfront i-Newsletter

Kawasaki Skyfront i-Newsletter

Press Releases vol.2

Source: Kawasaki City, Japan, Coastal Area International Strategy Office

For immediate release: 11 December 2014

Subject line: Kawasaki City, Japan publishes the 2nd issue of Kawasaki SkyFront i-Newsletter

(Kawasaki, Japan, 11 December 2014) The 2nd issue of Kawasaki SkyFront i-Newsletter includes a video interview with the directors of the Central Institute for Experimental Animals (CIEA), news updates, and highlights of research being conducted by scientists affiliated with Kawasaki INnovation Gateway at SKYFRONT (KING SKYFRONT)—the City’s flagship science and technology innovation hub focused on the life sciences and environment.

Kawasaki SkyFront i-Newsletter: http://inewsletter-king-skyfront.jp/en/

The KING SKYFRONT was launched by Kawasaki City in 2013 as a base for scholars, industrialists and government administrators to work together to devise real life solutions to global issues in the life sciences and environment.

KING SKYFRONT is a 40 hectare area located in the Tonomachi area of the Keihin Industrial Region that spans Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) and an important initiative in establishing the Tonomachi area of Kawasaki City as Asia’s Silicon Valley.

Video Feature

  


Ryuta Nomura

Chairman of the board, Chief Executive Officer
Central Institute for Experimental Animals (CIEA)

http://inewsletter-king-skyfront.jp/en/video_feature/vol_2/feature02/


Jun-ichi Hata, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Director, Board Member
Central Institute for Experimental Animals (CIEA)

http://inewsletter-king-skyfront.jp/en/video_feature/vol_2/feature01/

Research Highlights

Advanced MRI techniques generate new template atlas of primate brain
http://inewsletter-king-skyfront.jp/en/research_highlights/vol_2/research01/

Improved immunodeficient mice provide models for human allergy studies
http://inewsletter-king-skyfront.jp/en/research_highlights/vol_2/research02/

Targeted therapy for pancreatic cancer in mice via nano-scale drug carriers
http://inewsletter-king-skyfront.jp/en/research_highlights/vol_2/research03/

Alcoholic drinks contain chemicals that could help suppress alcohol-induced stress
http://inewsletter-king-skyfront.jp/en/research_highlights/vol_2/research04/

Further information:

Kawasaki City, Japan, Coastal Area International Strategy Office General Planning Bureau, City of Kawasaki,1 Miyamoto-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa 210-8577, Japan

EMAIL:20rinkai@city.kawasaki.jp

Figure 1

Aerial view of the TONOMACHI region of Kawasaki City, where the KING SKYFRONT is located.

The Tamagawa River is sandwiched by Haneda Airport (also known as Haneda Airport) on the left and KING SKYFRONT on the right. 

Figure 2

Skin responses to serum from Japanese cedar pollinosis patients. The allergic response was induced and highlighted with Evans blue dye. Dorsal skins were isolated from the mice 30 min after systemic administration of a Japanese cedar pollen extract and Evans blue dye. Left – cytokine expressing humanised transgenic NOG mice; middle humanised non-transgenic NOG mice; right – nonhumanised NOG mice. Representative images of the dorsal skins are shown.

What is KING SKYFRONT

The Kawasaki INnovation Gateway (KING) SKYFRONT is the flagship science and technology innovation hub of Kawasaki City. KING SKYFRONT is a 40 hectare area located in the Tonomachi area of the Keihin Industrial Region that spans Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture and Tokyo International Airport (also often referred to as Haneda Airport).

KING SKYFRONT was launched in 2013 as a base for scholars, industrialists and government administrators to work together to devise real life solutions to global issues in the life sciences and environment.

Further information

KING SKYFRONT, International Strategic Zone
http://www.city.kawasaki.jp/en/category/132-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html

Related publications

AAAS Science Magazine, August 2013
“Kawasaki City: The KING SKYFRONT Innovation Hub for 21st Century Life Science”
http://www.sciencemag.org/site/products/advertorials/Kawasaki_English_FINAL_5aug13.pdf

NPG Nature , September 2012
“Spotlight on Kawasaki”
http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj0383

Related video footage

King SkyFront -Kawasaki, innovation and a gateway to the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKh1FCPYWmI

Video archives
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL70Lb7fKyWsjegtd4tBfXQqbRZbeNjqwt

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