Biology

News

09 Dec 2019
A chemical cage suppresses the activity of a biological clock regulator in the dark and releases it with light, showing potential for future treatments of circadian-clock-related diseases.
09 Dec 2019
A personal account of bonobo and chimpanzee behaviour by a renowned Japanese primatologist explains what and why we should learn from our closest relatives.
09 Dec 2019
Centipedes not only walk on land but also swim in water.
A research team, led by Prof June M. Kwak
06 Dec 2019
Scientists in Korea find a protein that mediates the interaction between the cellular systems involved in rapid responses against foreign genes in plants
Hokkaido University
29 Nov 2019
Scientists have discovered non-coding RNA has a novel role to fine-tune gene expressions during stress recovery, getting closer to uncovering a 30-year-old nuclear mystery.
26 Nov 2019
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have shown that cells can attach to the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them only if the fibres are spaced close enough. The team’s findings can explain the abnormal motility patterns displayed by cancer cells.
25 Nov 2019
Global simulations suggest plankton and fish species are showing resilience to climate change by going deeper underwater or moving to higher latitudes.
13 Nov 2019
Differences in gene expression led to different bird songs between species.
06 Nov 2019
Groups in Ehime University, Japan and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan have solved the crystal structure of the eukaryotic Trm7-TRm734 complex, which methylates the ribose at the first position of anticodon in tRNA. They have clarified the tRNA recognition mechanism of this complex and the functions of its subunits based on the crystal structure. This study was published in Nucleic Acids Research on October 5, 2019.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, SaCas9-HF,CRISPR-Cas9
01 Nov 2019
A team of researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Karolinska Institutet has recently developed a new protein which can help increase the targeting accuracy in the genome editing process. It is believed that it would be useful for future gene therapies in human which require high precision.
 MIB2 enhances inflammation by degrading CYLD
29 Oct 2019
A team of researchers at Ehime University revealed that E3 ubiquitin ligase MIB2 enhances inflammation by degrading the deubiquitinating enzyme CYLD. This finding was published on September 20 in The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
A single glucose-excited CN neuron extends bifurcated axonal branches
23 Oct 2019
When a fly eats sugar, a single brain cell sends simultaneous messages to stimulate one hormone and inhibit another to control glucose levels in the body. Further research into this control system with remarkable precision could shed light on the neural mechanisms of diabetes and obesity in humans.
21 Oct 2019
A group of neurons called the corticobasal ganglia projecting neurons are important for vocal learning in young birds, but not in adult birds, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
08 Oct 2019
Biennial ‘Primates in Peril’ Report Spurs Critical Support for Conserving Most Imperiled Species Globally.
Professor Eun-Kyoung Kim in the DGIST Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (left) and Seolsong Kim, an integrated M.S.-Ph.D. program student (right)
19 Sep 2019
Professor Eun-Kyoung Kim’s team in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences discovered the mechanism underlying the regulation of energy metabolism by hypothalamic tanycyte. Proposed a new research direction to develop an enhanced obesity treatment.
06 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has identified the sleep-promoting effects of dietary threonine, as well as its neurobiological principle.
03 Sep 2019
A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed.
Dr. Sanghoon Lee in the Department of Robotics Engineering at DGIST (first to left) and research team
03 Sep 2019
DGIST Professor Sanghoon Lee’s team developed a novel neuromodulation interface that converts friction energy into for electrical neurostimulation energy to treat underactive bladder. Expected to be widely applied for the treatment of neurological disorders.
29 Aug 2019
Five research teams, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been included in the list of Samsung's 2019 first half future technology fostering projects,
29 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has discovered that restoring a gene altered in Down syndrome called the Down syndrome critical region 1 (DSCR1) rescued adult neurogenesis and learning and memory defects in a Down syndrome mouse model (Ts65Dn).
DGIST Professor Jong Kyong Kim’s team in the Department of New Biology (right) and Researcher Eunmin Lee in the Department of New Biology (left)
29 Aug 2019
Successfully identified the existence of two types of 'gastric isthmus stem cells' with different roles and characteristics using a multi-color identification technology. Expects to clarify and treat causes of gastric diseases such as cancer.
27 Aug 2019
A group of biologists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered a new fireworm species in Hong Kong waters and named it Chloeia bimaculata. It is the fourth named species to be added to the fireworm genus Chloeia during the last century. The team also identified Chloeia parva as the fireworm species that caused the outbreak in Hong Kong last year. The discovery shows how little people know about the biodiversity of this group of animals.
27 Aug 2019
Two graduate students, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been awarded the prestigious 2019 Asan Foundation Medical Bioscience Scholarship,
27 Aug 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has received 1 Gold, 6 Silver, and 2 Special awards at the 25th Samsung Humantech Paper Awards ceremony.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has successfully modeled network channels similar to our blood capillaries in the simplest way containing one or two loops.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has analyzed the genetic map of Nomura’s jellyfish, scientifically known as Nemopilema nomurai, for the first time.
gut bacteria genome
19 Aug 2019
A new high-resolution approach using portable DNA sequencers provides a more complete genomic picture of antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria.
DGIST Professor Jaeheung Cho in the Department of Emerging Materials Science at DGIST (up), Bohee Kim, a Combined M.S-Ph.D. Program Student in the Department of Emerging Materials Science (below left), and Donghyun Jeong, a Combined M.S-Ph.D. Program Student.
19 Aug 2019
DGIST Professor Jaeheung Cho in the Department of Emerging Materials Science secured materials that lead aldehyde deformylation reaction. Confirmed the nucleophilic reactions by biomimetic materials… Expects to bring positive impacts on related research.
Professor Kyung-Tai Min and Soyeon Lee
16 Aug 2019
The protein that revives injured nerve cells was discovered. It is expected to present a new direction in the development of therapeutic agents for regenerating damaged brain or spinal cord nerves.
12 Aug 2019
Biologists from HKBU have led a study to sequence and analyse the genomes of four apple snail species in the family Ampullariidae and discovered that the apple snails have evolved to become highly sensitive to environmental stimuli, digest cellulose (a major component of the plant cell wall), form hard calcareous eggshells and pack neurotoxins in eggs.

Events

19 Mar 2020 to 20 Mar 2020
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology(ASHBi) holds the annual symposium with twenty-one speakers who are leading human biology including human development, genetics, and evolution. Now ASHBi calls for applications to the poster presentation (Deadline: December 20th, 2019).
14 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020
Organised by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) brings together distinguished scientists, post-graduates and academics for four days of learning and mentoring from 14 to 17 January 2020.
28 Aug 2019
The 2019 Genome Expo is scheduled to be held at UNIST from August 28 to 29, 2019.

Researchers

Toru Kondo is Professor of the Division of Stem Cell Biology at the Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University.
Currently Associate Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Holds a PhD from University College of Wales and BSc (Hons) Genetics from the University of Liverpool
Professor and Head of Microbiology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Lincoln University College (LUC) Malaysia.
Professor Qiu Jianwen currently works at the Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University. He is interested in ecology and adaptation of apple snails, biodiversity and systematics of polychaetes, stress responses in shallow-water corals, and deep-sea biology. His research involves the use of various molecular tools including transcriptomics, proteomics and genomics.
Mohd Zacaery Khalik
Mohd Zacaery Khalik is a lecturer at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and is pursuing his Ph.D with the Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Leiden University in The Netherlands. He researches the evolution of snails in Borneo.
Professor in Agriculture and Education in the Iloilo Science and Technology University Leon Campus (ISAT U). Leon, ILOILO, PHILIPPINES
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