(Established: April 1, 2006)
The center was established to promote translational research, in which the results of basic life science research are applied to clinical research for the purpose of contributing to medical science, medical care and health maintenance.
The center supports initiatives such as large-scale research projects of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the Global Station for Quantum Medical Science and Engineering (GSQ; part of the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education, also known as GI-CoRE).
The promotion of collaborative research by teams from a wide range of disciplines has produced a variety of world-leading results in interdisciplinary areas covering medical science, life science, general science and engineering.
In 2016, the Division of Brain Science and Division of Regulatory Science, which had accomplished their predetermined objectives, were abolished. With the establishment of the Department of Medical and Health Research Promotion Involving Human Subjects, research activities are currently in progress at five departments.
(As of July 2017)
This cutting-edge research department promotes temporal and spatial molecular/cellular visualization of time-dependent gene and protein expression, neurotransmission-receptor functions and other considerations as well as related application.
The research department focuses on the development of new comprehensive treatment strategies for the provision of rational medical solutions to issues of joint restoration/reconstruction.
The department focuses on research to elucidate the fundamental molecular mechanisms behind the little-understood radiation resistance of cancer cells using optical imaging technology.
The department focuses on cutting-edge research on proton beam therapy in collaboration with overseas universities.
The department focuses on research involving human subjects in order to promote human health maintenance and promotion, accelerate patients' recovery from illness and help improve the quality of their lives.