Mr. Hiroomi Kaida, Ms. Megumi Ito receives The 11th Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomechanics Outstanding Abstract Award.
Category：Award｜Publishing : January 20, 2022
Mr. Hiroomi Kaida, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Program, Department of Engineering
Ms. Megumi Ito, Creative Engineering Program, Department of Engineering
The 11th Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomechanics Outstanding Abstract Award
Hiroomi Kaida "Faster interstitial flow in the aorta of a mouse model of angiotensin II-infused aortic dissection"
The international conference "The 11th Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomechanics" was held online from December 2nd (Thu) to 4th (Sat). The abstract "Faster interstitial flow in the aorta of a mouse model of angiotensin II-infused aortic dissection" submitted by Hiroomi Kaida (Biomechanics Laboratory) received the "Outstanding Abstract Award." This study strongly suggests the relation between aortic dissection and interstitial flow, a liquid flow from the lumen to the outside of the aorta.
Megumi Ito"Ventricle of terrestrial Anura has higher resistance to internal pressure than that of aquatic and semiaquatic Anura"
Amphibians were the first vertebrates to migrate to land. To clarify the impact of vertebrate landings on evolution of heart, we investigated the pressure resistance and histology of ventricles in Anura of different habitats. The result showed that the ventricles of terrestrial Anura had the highest pressure resistance and the richest collagen. Vertebrate ventricles may have become resistant to higher pressure by increase collagen as an adaptive process to terrestrial life.
Award winner's comments
Mr. Hiroomi Kaida
I am very honored to receive such a wonderful award. This study has been accomplished with help by many people, including Prof. Masanori Nakamura, Dr. Shukei Sugita, Dr. Yoshihiro Ujihara, and laboratory members. I appreciate all who helped me. With this award as an encouragement, I will strive to get closer to clarifying the cause of aortic dissection.