25 years of endothelin research: the next generation

Emoto, N. et al. (2014) 25 years of endothelin research: the next generation. Life Sciences, 118(2), pp. 77-86. (doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2014.07.035) (PMID:25238993)

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In the past three decades, endothelin and endothelin receptor antagonists have received great scientific and clinical interest, leading to the publication of more than 27,000 scientific articles since its discovery. The Thirteenth International Conference on Endothelin (ET-13) was held on September 8–11, 2013, at Tokyo Campus of the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Close to 300 scientists from 25 countries from around the world came to Tokyo to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of the endothelin peptide discovered 25 years ago at the University of Tsukuba. This article summarizes some of the highlights of the conference, the anniversary celebration ceremony, and particularly the participation of next generation of endothelin researchers in endothelin science and the anniversary celebration. As a particular highlight, next generation endothelin researchers wrote a haiku (a traditional form of Japanese poetry originating from consisting of no more than three short verses and 27 on, or Japanese phonetic units) to describe the magic of endothelin science which they presented to the conference audience at the anniversary ceremony. The text of each haiku – both in its original language together with the English translation – is part of this article providing in an exemplary fashion how poetry can be bridged with science. Finally, we give an outlook towards the next 25 years of endothelin research.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alves Moreira Lopes, Dr Rheure
Authors: Emoto, N., Vignon-Zellweger, N., Lopes, R. A. M., Cacioppo, J., Desbiens, L., Kamato, D., Leurgans, T., Moorhouse, R., Straube, J., Wurm, R., Heiden, S., Ergul, A., Yanagisawa, M., and Barton, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Journal Name:Life Sciences
ISSN (Online):1879-0631
Published Online:15 August 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
First Published:First published in Life Sciences 118(2):77-86
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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