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Sox8 protein comparison
08 Apr 2019
Joint press release by Hokkaido University and Keio University Scientists have identified a protein critical to the immune system development and antibody production in mice, which could contribute to understanding the gut defense mechanism in infants.
Loricrin keratoderma sample
02 Apr 2019
Pathogenic gene mutations causing a type of intractable skin disease can be eliminated from some parts of patients’ skin as they age, according to Hokkaido University researchers and their collaborators in Japan. This represents a form of natural gene therapy.
Chinese medicine
29 Mar 2019
Authenticating Chinese traditional medicines could become quicker and easier.
Jetlag
28 Mar 2019
Researchers investigated existing drugs for molecules that affect circadian rhythms and found a known anti-aging supplement reduced jet lag in mice.
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27 Mar 2019
A new model may help clinicians predict the possibility of death from severe dengue infection.
Artificial womb technology breaks its 4 minute mile
27 Mar 2019
A major advancement in pioneering technology based around the use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical and biotechnological breakthrough.
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25 Mar 2019
A lens developed by optometrists in Hong Kong can delay the progression of short-sightedness in children.
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21 Mar 2019
Researchers at Universiti Teknologi MARA reported in the journal Medicine a rare case of hepatocellular carcinoma cells migrating from the liver and settling in the jawbone and shoulder blade of a 61-year-old man.
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21 Mar 2019
Scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) have recently uncovered the mechanisms of how RNA polymerase II performs intrinsic cleavage reaction to proofread RNA transcriptions, shedding light on how mis-regulation of accurate transcription can lead to diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Hokkaido University
20 Mar 2019
The drugs aided retrieval of long-term object memories in both mice and humans.
18 Mar 2019
Senior Researcher Wonseok Kang signed a technology transfer contract for commercialization of DGIST-VRES CUBE 'Complex Life Log Management Technology'. Will develop new services such as living and health with life data management Technology
Health monitoring
18 Mar 2019
A compact sensor noninvasively checks dengue severity and cholesterol at home or in any health care centre.
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14 Mar 2019
A new method to diagnose cancer cells inside lymph nodes could allow doctors to treat cancers before they spread around the body.
DNA
14 Mar 2019
A new mouse model accurately mimics diabetic kidney disease in humans, suggesting new approaches for treatment.
Photo of the representatives of the participating institutions after the signing of MoU.
12 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight participating universities / institutions in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to establish The Nursing Alliance of Research and Knowledge Transfer.
11 Mar 2019
HKUST signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) together with Boston Children’s Hospital – a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital (Harvard), the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford), and University College London (UCL) today.
Hokkaido University
11 Mar 2019
An annual influenza season forecasting challenge issued by the US Centers for Disease Control provides unique insight into epidemic forecasting, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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11 Mar 2019
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11 Mar 2019
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07 Mar 2019
Molecular analysis reveals that long-tailed macaques from Malaysian Borneo host a previously unidentified species of Plasmodium malaria parasite.
07 Mar 2019
Researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) credited with important translational science and early discovery work Significant opportunity to replicate collaborative model to develop pipeline of extracellular tRNA synthetase therapeutics
brains
06 Mar 2019
A research team consisting of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have uncovered the mutational mechanism of how a rare and deadly brain cancer –secondary glioblastoma (sGBM) – progresses from its less lethal type.
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06 Mar 2019
With a lack of financial budget, poor support system and an erosion of professional autonomy amongst Health Care Professionals (HCP)s in developing countries, urgent calls for provision of more university-based education programs with timely policies to speed up progress are needed across Asia’s entrenched medical system governance.
Prof. LIU Kai
06 Mar 2019
A research team has discovered a new mechanism that could delay the degeneration of injured nerves, bringing new hope to the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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05 Mar 2019
A new scaffold expands to fill in bone defects and encourage tissue growth.
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05 Mar 2019
An international team has developed an attachable guidewire that can move and steer towards a desired direction inside complicated blood vessels. The technology will contribute to increasing the success rate of heart disease treatment with a shorter cardiovascular disease surgery time and higher accuracy.
Measuring exercise abilities
04 Mar 2019
A group of Hokkaido University scientists and collaborators have developed a method that could be used to treat heart failure patients whose exercise capacity has been impaired.
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01 Mar 2019
An award-winning device employs nanotechnology to safely grow neural stem cells for replacement therapy research.
Reflux
28 Feb 2019
Investigations suggest a link between bile acid reflux and cancer of the upper throat.
IAV blocked
26 Feb 2019
A key cell receptor that facilitates influenza A virus infection has been identified following decades of research.

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