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18 Sep 2018
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) celebrates the grand opening ceremony of Cellular Responses to Metabolic Stress Research Center (CRMSRC).
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18 Sep 2018
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented the notion of “DNA Phase Separation”, which suggests that the DNA within the nucleus may trigger phase separation, like oil in water.
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18 Sep 2018
Partnership signed at TechInnovation 2018, Singapore
HKBU study
18 Sep 2018
The large quantities of discarded antibiotics in Hong Kong’s landfills pose a pollution problem and a potential hazard to public health and ocean life, a new study by a Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) scholar says.
UNIST-WRIRM-UniBasel Organ Mimetic Research Center
17 Sep 2018
A research center, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) will initiate a research collaboration to develop human organs-on-chips for new drug discovery.
Mitochondria
12 Sep 2018
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
11 Sep 2018
Research counters the expectation that organs of babies with congenital heart disease are smaller than average.
Cosmetically smoothing over visible facial scars
11 Sep 2018
A novel cosmetic product, designed to fill small to moderate facial scars, has shown promise in covering such deformities in a small group of patients.
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07 Sep 2018
Converging the latest cancer discoveries around the world, FCS 2018 promises ground-breaking and innovative insights into cancer research. Join us and learn from the foremost cancer experts as they share their newest findings.
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04 Sep 2018
~ British Heart Foundation to tackle the suffering and devastation caused by heart and circulatory diseases with historic research award ~
01 Sep 2018
International study develops innovative method to discover new anti-epileptic drug in record time, with potential to do the same for other diseases.
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30 Aug 2018
Japan's largest B-to-B trade show specialised in pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing concluded with huge success.
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29 Aug 2018
Chemists at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered the use of a metal compound that inhibits the enzyme closely associated with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most difficult forms of breast cancer to treat.
Fig. 1 An “eat me” signal makes severed neurons regenerate
27 Aug 2018
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified the series of molecules involved in the regeneration of damaged nerves in roundworm, showing that it largely overlaps with the signals used by the intrinsic removal system to take up and process dying cells.
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27 Aug 2018
A study by researchers at Nagoya University and other universities has indicated that feeding rats a high-sucrose diet only at night, when they are active, ameliorates high levels of fat accumulation in the blood and liver, avoiding the associated adverse effects of metabolic syndrome.
23 Aug 2018
SINGAPORE, 22 August 2018 – A coalition of seven virology research institutions in Singapore, including Duke-NUS Medical School, has been inducted into the Global Virus Network as a Centre of Excellence, joining 42 other Centres of Excellence and seven Affiliates in 27 countries.
16 Aug 2018
Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have made some new discoveries regarding DHA. Their study has proven how DHA can only reach the brain if it is available in a certain form, and only if it can be transported to the brain effectively by a protein called MFSD2A.
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14 Aug 2018
Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have designed and fabricated a high performing self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite (the principal mineral component of bone tissue).
16S rRNA Mutations
14 Aug 2018
A new method to analyse a commonly understood route for antibiotic resistance could lead to earlier detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Catalyst: Higher Enantiomer Selectivity
10 Aug 2018
A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste and produces molecules with high selectivity of an enantiomer, a pair of molecular structures that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other.
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10 Aug 2018
A type of honey produced by stingless bees in Malaysia shows some protective effects against induced gastric ulcer in rats.
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06 Aug 2018
New recommendations could lead to more transparent reporting of Chinese herbal medicine clinical trial results.
CryoEM image of ORC bound to origin DNA
03 Aug 2018
A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have determined the three dimensional structure of the DNA replication machinery at atomic resolution for the first time in history.
31 Jul 2018
The School of Engineering of HKUST is launching a new undergraduate program in Bioengineering that offers students the opportunity to conduct research in elite overseas universities, and at the same time nurtures leaders in biomedical technology and big data.
Treating dementia with the healing waves of sound
23 Jul 2018
Ultrasound applied to the whole brain in mouse models helped improve cognitive dysfunction, and clinical trials are now underway to investigate if the treatment could help human patients with dementia.
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18 Jul 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will join forces with Axis Therapeutics, a newly established joint venture by two global biopharmaceutical companies – Athenex, Inc. and Xiangxue Pharmaceutical, to foster the research and development of translational medicine by setting up a Joint Center for Immunotherapy.
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13 Jul 2018
Korean researchers identified a mechanism for signaling brain nerve cells through excitatory synaptic binding proteins. The finding provides important clues to understanding the principles of synaptic nerve transmission and thus can be used to analyze the fundamental causes of brain diseases and treat them.
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10 Jul 2018
A research team in DGIST discovered genes that detect and control movement and identified the motor mechanism of proprioception sense receptors. The finding provides clues to the cause of walking disorders caused by cerebellum damage and degenerative brain diseases.
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05 Jul 2018
World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) is now accepting grant applications for research on the links between diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and cancer prevention and survival as part of their Regular Grant Programme 2018/2019 cycle.

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