The Preventive Medicine Laboratory                Waseda University


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‘Educational guidance for seminar classes

In contrast to "clinical medicine," which aims to diagnose and treat diseases, "preventive medicine" refers to theories and measures to eliminate the causes of diseases and prevent their onset or exacerbation. However, in contrast to primary prevention (health promotion), secondary prevention (early detection and treatment) and tertiary prevention (prevention of worsening of specific diseases and rehabilitation) are mainly carried out in medical institutions. Effective preventive measures cannot be taken without understanding of the problems in the clinical field. Therefore, in order to acquire a wide range of knowledge within a limited time and to understand the actual field of medical care and welfare, the students in this seminar are required to prepare for each lesson by on-demand lectures on Waseda Moodle. During the seminar, students are required to ask questions and discuss the lecture contents, and also to make presentations on the contents of textbooks, papers, and documents. However, in the event that students are unable to attend the seminar due to unavoidable circumstances such as an athletic expedition, they will be able to work on assignments based on the on-demand lectures, thereby balancing their extracurricular activities. In addition to the above, our laboratory is investigating methods for measuring immunocompetence and collaborating with clinical hospitals, research institutions, and health-related companies to conduct basic and applied studies on the regulation of stress, immunocompromise, inflammation, and aging. Students may also participate in these research activities.

Special attention in education and teaching (Guidance policy)

We respect freedom of thought and initiative, but we also require that each individual take responsibility for his or her words and actions and be sincere in his or her approach, as we may handle personal information related to health and illness and visit medical sites and research institutions. Research can be tough and hard, but we welcome positive and cooperative people who can turn it into fun. Preventive medicine is an applied discipline; therefore, it is advisable to take as many life science and medical-related subjects as possible to acquire a basic knowledge of the subject, but if you are motivated, you will get through it.

‘PhD supervision as the principal advisor (Post-doctorates and PhD candidates from my laboratory)

Noriaki Kawanishi, Mechanisms of metabolic syndrome improvement by exercise training. 2012.
Harumi Hayashida, Influence of menstrual cycle and endurance exercise on stress and inflammatory markers in women. 2012.

Kaoru Sugama, Studies of oxidative stress, inflammation and muscle/renal damage following endurance exercise. 2013.
Yoko Suzuki, Detection of chronic inflammatory states in cancer patients and screening for antioxidant activity of plants. 2013.
Kazue Kanda,
Evaluation and elucidation of the mechanisms of exercise-induced muscle damage. 2014.

Shuji Sawada, Effects of exercise on circulating microRNAs. 2014.
Hiroaki Sako, Genome-wide analysis of the effect of exercise on translation and co-expressed gene network. 2016.
Yung-Li Hung, Characterization of exercise-induced inflammation and anti-inflammatory effects of polyphenols. 2017.
Koichi Yada, Effects of antioxidant vitamins adn polyphenols on skeletal muscle adaptation and endurance capacity. 2017.
Yuta Nemoto, Preventive dementia approaches targeted at physical activity and social participation among older adults. 2018.
Kumiko Saitou,
The beneficial effects of mechanical stress on disuse-induced skeletal muscle atrophy and inflammation. 2019
Ma Sihui (CSC), The effects and mechanisms of a ketogenic diet on endurance capacity and post-exercise recovery. 2019.
Yutaka Matsumoto, Pre-application of jojoba and wintergreen oils relieves exercise-induced inflammation. 2021.
Ruhee Ruheea Taskin, The effects of sulforaphane on inflammation and oxidative stress and the mechanisms. 2021.
Takaki Tominaga, Investigation of the roles of exercise-induced humoral factors and their receptors. 2023.

‘Supervision of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) reseachers and their publications

Jonathan Peake, Neutrophil activation, antioxidant supplements and exercise-induced oxidative stress. 2004.
Noriaki Kawanishi, Exercise attenuates M1 macrophages and CD8+ T cells in the adipose tissue of obese mice. 2013.
Masaki Takahashi, Low-volume exercise training attenuates oxidative stress and neutrophils activation in older adult. 2013.
Hiroaki Sako, Genome-wide analysis of acute inflammatory and anti-Inflammatory responses in RAW264 cells. 2016.
Yuta Nemoto, Preventive dementia approaches targeted at physical activity and social participation among older adults.
Ma Sihui,
Effect of exogenous ketone bodies on exercise performance and metabolism in keto-adapted subjects. 2020.