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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.
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26 Feb 2019
A key cell receptor that facilitates influenza A virus infection has been identified following decades of research.
BoneCancer
22 Feb 2019
A gene-editing Trojan horse that sneaks up on osteosarcoma cells could help the fight against this aggressive childhood bone cancer.
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19 Feb 2019
Hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis, prognosis and treatment could improve by identifying a closely associated protein.
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15 Feb 2019
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
15 Feb 2019
Ten projects led by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) have recently received funding support from the inaugurated Research Impact Fund (RIF) under the Research Grants Council (RGC). Among them, half of them are health-related, covering areas of drug development, detection of scoliosis, myopia control and food safety.
Envelope protein
08 Feb 2019
Computational models reveal possible weak spots in the HIV surface protein, identifying new targets for drug and vaccine design.
Roses
02 Feb 2019
Project ROSE (Removing Obstacles to cervical ScrEening) is addressing the cultural needs of thousands of women while keeping up with the times.
Rat tibia micro CT scan comparison
01 Feb 2019
Turning off a bone receptor protein could potentially treat osteoporosis in children without affecting bone growth.
ARN19 Cover
30 Jan 2019
The 2019 issue of Asia Research News magazine features fascinating advances in medicine, technology, social sciences, space and environment from across Asia.
Cancer cells and healthy cells infected with the dl355 virus
29 Jan 2019
An engineered virus kills cancer cells more effectively than another virus currently used in treatments, according to Hokkaido University researchers.
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25 Jan 2019
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Professor Du-Seock Kang and Professor PannGhill Suh
23 Jan 2019
A team of researchers has discovered a key protein that serves as the basic element for the development of intracellular structure of nerve cells.
Faculty and student in lab
22 Jan 2019
A combined treatment may help tackle the rise of E. coli PI-7 in Saudi Arabia’s wastewater systems.
21 Jan 2019
Two students, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been honored with the 2018 Talent Award of Korea.
Professor Tae Joo Park and his research team
21 Jan 2019
Articular cartilages, once injured, cannot regrow or heal on their own. By understanding the mechanisms of how frog embryos develop to form facial cartilages, researchers have identified a novel potential therapeutic target that could pave the way for regenerative treatments for arthritis in humans.
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18 Jan 2019
An international team of researchers has identified a novel route that regulates the signaling pathways induced by extracellular matrix (ECM). This may serve as a new diagnostic marker and therapeutic target in the fight against chronic liver diseases.
18 Jan 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) signed an industry-academia cooperation agreement with Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. for AI-based new drug development.
Ficus deltoidea
17 Jan 2019
The mistletoe fig reduces toxic oxidative stress in diabetic rat brains, while also keeping the cortex wrinkly and improving cognition.
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17 Jan 2019
A nucleus-penetrating probe could lead to therapies for virus-related tumours.
Professor Ja-Hyoung Ryu, Professor Chaekyu Kim, and Professor Sebyung Kang at UNIST.
17 Jan 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer.
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17 Jan 2019
Korean researchers have identified the inhibition of autophagy in microglia, brain immune cells. It is expected to help develop treatments for Alzheimer’s diseases which occur due to the inhibition of autophagy.
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17 Jan 2019
HKBU scholars invented the world’s first multidimensional antimicrobial susceptibility testing system. The new technology can provide information about drug resistant pathogens present in patients, enabling doctors to accurately determine the effectiveness and appropriate dosage of antibiotics needed for effective treatment.
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07 Jan 2019
Korean researchers have clarified the fundamentals of coiled toxin protein which causes neurodegenerative brain disorders. The result is expected to speed the development of treatment for neurodegenerative disorder.
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17 Dec 2018
Major study of 7,663 Malaysian women shows that breastfeeding, physical activity and soy intake are protective against breast cancer. The findings were from the Malaysian Breast Cancer (MyBrCA) genetic study and the Malaysian Mammographic Density (MyMammo) study.

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