Molecular and Cellular Toxicology

Understanding the relationships between environmental factors and diseases 

WAll lifeforms including humans exist in environments and cannot escape their effects. If the various environmental factors contained in the atmosphere, water, ultraviolet rays, and food become toxic, they will have a negative impact on humanity and life. Environmental factors exist in everything — the air we breathe, sunlight (ultraviolet rays), various noises, drinking water and food. However, only a few recognized environmental factors are known to cause disease. At our laboratory, we are attempting to understand the relationships between environmental factors and diseases through the technology and knowledge of life sciences.

Affiliation Bioscience and Engineering - Bioscience Cource
Faculty Name YAJIMA, Ichiro
Academic Society The Japanese Society of Toxicology
The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
The Hygienic Society of Japan
The Japanese Society for Pigment Cell Research
The Japanese Society for Water Environment
The Japanese Society for Bioremediation
Keyword Genes, Diseases, Illness, Skin, Toxicology, Treatment, Prevention, Living organisms

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Environmental factors are present all around us. Understanding the diseases caused by environmental factors and developing preventive and therapeutic methods will help life itself, as well as improve the quality of life. 

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