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Science Café On the Edge -- Intestinal Immunity: The Inside Scoop on Your Insides' Immunity

2015-5-2 (Sat) 14:00 - 15:30

If one were to put it simply, immunity is the mechanism that clears foreign matter out of your body. But how does your body know if something is foreign matter or not? Does your body know that rotten food is a foreign object because it has bacteria all over it? But then, why is yogurt, which also contains bacteria, said to be good for your body? And what relationship is there between things like food allergies and intestinal disease, and immunity? In this Science Café, we'll take a look at the first line of defense your body has against foreign matter, your intestines, and how intestinal immunity works, all in an easy-to-understand format. From recent research results, researchers have found that the appendix has been found to play an important immunological role in regulating your body's intestinal flora. We'll also touch on this and other topics from the latest in intestinal immunological research.

Presenter: TAKEDA Kiyoshi
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine/Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University

A graduate of the doctoral program of the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Dr. TAKEDA specializes mainly in immunity research targeting Crohn's disease. He strives to do research toward his dream, and that dream is to better understand the complicated mechanisms that are involved with immunity, as well as developing control methods for refractory immune diseases.

Facilitator: TSUMURA Akiko (Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University)


Planning Office, Immunology Frontier Research Center

Please make the subject of your email "Icho Festival Science Café" when contacting this address.

Date: 2015-5-2 (Sat) 14:00 - 15:30
Organizer: Immunology Frontier Research Center Osaka University (IFReC)
Venue: Alliance Hall, 1F, Techno-Alliance Building
Registration: No registration is needed.
Contact: Planning Office, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University

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