Organization & Research content
The Institute for Human Life Science consists of the “Division of Biochemistry and Metabolomics”, “Division of Nutritional Science”, “Division of Food Science”, “Division of Glycoscience ”, “Division of Genetics ” and “Division of Development and Evolution”. It promotes the following:
Fostering healthy, vibrant, and active children
For the young generation supporting the future of our country to grow healthier, the IHLS promotes research to propose dietary habits for the healthy mental and physical growth of children.
Active daily life
Improvement of QOL and maintenance of health
To make mental and physical health withstand stress and diseases throughout life, the IHLS promotes research and development for prevention and improvement of inflammation, infection and metabolic syndrome. The IHLS produces education programs for various generations from adolescence to child rearing.
Healthier senior citizens
Achieve healthy longevity with maintained QOL
To increase self-management skills of senior citizens, the IHLS supports the development of medical treatment for locomotive syndrome and neurodegenerative disease, and promotion for appropriate diet and exercise for senior citizens.
Application and development
Development of pharmaceutical products in collaboration with companies and other research institutions
For a healthy and active life, the IHLS collaborates with companies and promotes the research and development of “Pharmaceutical products for osteoarthritis”, “Suppression of inflammation associated with traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock”, and “Prevention of life-style related diseases and development of foods that contribute to QOL of elderly people”.
The effects of our research results
・Basic understanding of biological phenomena, creation of novel regulatory strategies and elucidation for biological activities. (Scientific effects)
・Promotion of healthy-longevity through research and development on measures to overcome stress, lifestyle related diseases and aging. Healthy growth of children, improvement of QOL, and fruition of active life for the elderly. (Social effects)