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Agriculture and Nutrition

The benefits of rice bran for preventing chronic diseases; the relationships of the mammary gland, and immunity in cows

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Agriculture and Nutrition

In this course, you will learn about the bioactive components and the benefits of rice bran and fermented rice bran for preventing chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome. You will learn about the basic knowledge of the immune system and the correlations among mammary gland, epithelial mucosa, and immune in the dairy cows.

This class includes two main topics. One is given by professor Hitoshi Shirakawa, a visiting professor of Taipei Medical University and professor of Laboratory of Nutrition, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University. The other one is given by associate professor Tomonori Nochi, a visiting professor of Taipei Medical University and associate professor of Laboratory of Functional Morphology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The use of fermented rice bran
  • The biological function of fermented rice bran
  • The relationships between mammary gland and immune in dairy cow
  • The relationships between epithelial mucosa and immune in dairy cow

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Investigate the use of fermented rice bran
  • Describe the biological function of fermented rice bran
  • Explore the relationships between mammary gland and immune in dairy cow
  • Explore the relationships between epithelial mucosa and immune in dairy cow

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for any student interested in learning specific research topics, rice barn, and epithelial mucosa and immune in the dairy cow.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Jane C-J Chao is currently the Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in the Master Program in Global Health and Development at Taipei Medical University.

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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