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News & Topics

Date News & Topics
2015/3/24 Our research theme “Development of liver disease glycobiomarker” received the AIST President Award 2014 (Full Research).
2015/1/23 The hepatic fibrosis test reagent, developed by RCMG (currently GTRC) in collaboration with Sysmex Corporation through the NEDO project and approved for manufacturing and marketing on Dec 10, 2013, received approval for health insurance coverage as of Jan 1, 2015. (Press release by Sysmex Co.)
2015/1/19 A manuscript written by our researchers Saito et al. was selected as the JBC's Best of the Year 2014 of The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
2014/10/9 A manuscript written by our researchers Saito et al. was selected as the Paper of the Week of The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
2014/1/24 AIST Press Release
AIST, Keio University School of Medicine, and Keio University Hospital concluded an agreement on the collaboration and cooperation for research and development and human resource development on June 23, 2014 to promote "Development of glyco-biomarkers for disease diagnosis". [Japanese]
2014/1/9 AIST Press Release
Identification of a glycosyltransferase-like gene causing male infertility, asthenozoospermia: An essential functional molecule for sperm development. [Japanese]
Our researcher Takasaki found the mutation of a glycosyltransferase-like gene GALNTL5 in a patient with male infertility (asthenozoospermia, poor sperm motility) through collaborative research with Ichikawa General Hospital of Tokyo Dental College, RIKEN BioResource Center, and Chiba University. The report was published in PNAS.
2013/12/27 AIST Press Release
World's first practical application of technology employing a glyco-biomarker to test hepatic fibrosis: Technology for rapid evaluation of the degree of hepatic fibrosis, from hepatitis to cirrhosis. [Japanese]
RCMG has developed a reagent for testing the degree of hepatic fibrosis by blood testing, using a glycosylation marker developed based on the result of the NEDO project in collaboration with Sysmex Corporation. This reagent received manufacturing and marketing approval on December 10, 2013. (Press release by Sysmex Co.)
2013/11/5 AIST Open Lab 2013 was finished. Thank you very much for visiting us.
2013/10/22 The 13th Sansouken-Sangiren Joint Meeting on LS-BT was held on February 18-19, 2014 at AIST Tsukuba. [Japanese]
Thank you very much for visiting us. [Program [Japanese, PDF] ]
2013/7/29 Director Narimatsu received the 2013 JHUPO AWARD.
2013/6/27 Our researcher Matsuda received the Poster Award at the 22nd International Symposium on Glycoconjugates (GLYCO 22) held in Dalian, China.
2013/1/17 A paper by our researchers Kuno et al. was published in Nature Scientific Reports.
2012/11/26 Our researcher Ikehara received the Scientific Research Award from the Japanese Society of Pathology.
2012/6/11 AIST and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Comprehensive Research Cooperation (MOU). [Japanese]
Director Narimatsu attended the signing ceremony held in China.
 News on SJTU HP [Chinese]
2012/4/2 The organization of RCMG has been changed as of April 1.
2012/3/1 RCMG welcomed visitors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. [Japanese]

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2015/3/24 Papers
2015/3/24 Awards

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Research Center for Medical Glycoscience (RCMG)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Central 2, 1-1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568, Japan
TEL: +81-29-861-3253 FAX: +81-29-861-3252