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Masafumi Ihara

  • MD
  • Director of Neurology
  • Kokuritsu Junkankibyo Kenkyu Center
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My research interests have focussed on the pathological changes in brain blood vessels and how the alterations impact on brain health during old age. I have used brain autopsy materials and experimental rodent models to publish widely on these issues. I am currently involved in a translational research project related to regenerative therapy for stroke and a clinical trial using vasoactive drugs for mild cognitive impairment.

Research interests

Recent publications

  • A nationwide multi-center questionnaire survey on the management and treatment of post-stroke seizure and epilepsy in Japan

    • Higashida K
    • Tanaka T
    • Yamagami H
    • et al.
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  • Structure-Activity Relationships of Radioiodinated Benzoimidazopyridine Derivatives for Detection of Tau Pathology

    • Kaide S
    • Ono M
    • Watanabe H
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Director of Neurology

National Cardiovascular Center

September 2016 - Present

Co-authors (877)

  • Yuriko Nakaoku
  • Masahiro Tsuji
  • Ken Takahashi