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Future Prospects for Health Science from the Perspective of the Intestinal Environment [Final part of the last flier just before the Annual Meeting].

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2019.09.19

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He will be invited to speak at the 3rd General Meeting.

He is a globally active person.
We would like to introduce you to

National Institute of Biomedical Innovation
Vaccine and Adjuvant Research Center
Director, Dr. Jun Kunisawa

 

Vaccines help prevent possible future infections by utilizing the mechanisms of human immunity (mainly acquired immunity).

An adjuvant is a support for the vaccine.

Vaccines are also being applied to treat diseases other than infectious diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. For example. Vaccines against cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, and allergies such as pollen and food and allergies such as pollen and food.

ワクチンとは|ワクチン・アジュバント研究センター Center for Vaccine & Adjuvant Research

Future Prospects for Health Science from the Gut Environment

It is said that 70% of immunity is found in the gut. This is so-called intestinal immunity.

Intestinal bacteria are essential for intestinal immunity.

The Vaccine and Adjuvant Research Center is also using its analytical technology to conduct research on the nature of “diet,” “intestinal bacteria,” and “intestinal immunity.

~Message from Dr. Kunisawa
We are currently conducting research to elucidate the substance of the intestinal environment and biological responses formed by diet, intestinal bacteria, and intestinal immunity, and to realize a healthy society by utilizing various analytical techniques.

In this lecture, I would like to introduce basic research on the relationship between diet, intestinal bacteria, and health, and the application of the findings to drug discovery and functional food development, focusing on our findings, including the relationship with allergies.

In addition, we would like to introduce cohort studies that we have independently established in various regions of Japan, as well as findings on the relationship between the intestinal environment and regional characteristics obtained from these studies and our efforts toward social implementation.

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