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15 May 2018
A team at Hong Kong Baptist University has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes for imaging dopamine receptors in living cells. The discovery has enhanced the understanding of dopamine receptors in carcinogenesis, and the findings can be potentially developed as a novel early cancer detection technology.
Aiming Low: Landmark study optimises steroid use in pregnancy
15 May 2018
Research which aims to optimise steroid use in pregnancy is set to benefit millions of families worldwide who will have babies born prematurely.
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13 May 2018
Novel micro-beads encapsulating probiotics could help to further lower cholesterol levels.
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10 May 2018
An immune molecule in the body shows promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s.
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10 May 2018
A team from RIEC has tested the human spatial ability to percieve our surroundings without actually seeing it.
Differences between conventional metabolome analysis for dissected brain samples and the newly developed in vivo real-time monitoring system
01 May 2018
Nagoya University-centered researchers develop novel system for in vivo real-time monitoring of metabolites in a living mouse brain.
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27 Apr 2018
Some tropical diseases are neglected because they generally afflict the world’s poor, and historically have not received as much attention or funding as other diseases.
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26 Apr 2018
Obesity could enhance cancer development while aspirin might prevent it — a new insight into potential targets for cancer prevention.
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19 Apr 2018
- New Tissue Engineering Project House established in Singapore - Market for tissue engineering materials growing by 30 percent a year - Evonik focuses on specialty materials for health and medical applications
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19 Apr 2018
An orchid-based skincare product could protect skin from the sun’s aging effects.
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18 Apr 2018
A brand-new initiative that aims to bring together regional innovators, startups, and potential investors, alongside healthcare providers, government agencies and enterprise vendors to uncover new learnings, support new technologies, and shift the health paradigm.
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18 Apr 2018
A specially designed spectacle lens developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60% in participating children, and 21.5% of them had their myopic progression halted completely. This lens will be launched in summer this year.
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18 Apr 2018
A new malaria metabolic model may uncover better ways to treat a highly deadly disease.
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18 Apr 2018
Discovery of an anti-aging supplement that reduces jet lag in mice.
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17 Apr 2018
3 Co-located Conferences | 300+ Senior Pharma Attendees | 60+ Expert Speakers
Gastric proton pump, H+,K+-ATPase
17 Apr 2018
Nagoya University-centered researchers first in world to determine crystal structure of gastric proton pump responsible for gastric acid secretion.
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16 Apr 2018
Large doses of a sperm protein that is ineffective in infertile males can be injected directly into eggs to kick-start fertilization, giving couples hope of conceiving.
16 Apr 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning 9 prizes, namely the Grand Prize (overall championship), one Grand Award, three Special Gold Medals, and four Gold Medals, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
Innate immune adaptor TRIF confers neuroprotection in ALS
16 Apr 2018
Researchers led by Nagoya University have revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF significantly shortened survival time of ALS mice. This study uncoves the new roles of innate immunity in ALS pathomechanism and provides a clue to develop a new therapeutic approach for protecting ALS motor neurons.
13 Apr 2018
The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently launched the territory’s first “Chinese Medical Formulae Images Database” in collaboration with the University Library.
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13 Apr 2018
Findings on how parasites cope with stress on a cellular level could aid the development of drugs that combat leishmaniasis, a tropical disease neglected by the pharmaceutical industry.
Hokkaido University
13 Apr 2018
Heat and cold waves affect people with certain health conditions differently, highlighting the need for tailored public service risk communication.
13 Apr 2018
Research shows that rats can detect tuberculosis in children with higher accuracy than standard microscopy tests.
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10 Apr 2018
A new compound shows promise for improving motor function recovery for stroke patients in combination with rehabilitation therapy. Human clinical trials for a new drug are underway.
Hokkaido University
05 Apr 2018
We are pleased to announce the inaugural publication of our research magazine “Tackling Global Issues.” This magazine series focuses on research contributing to the resolution of global issues such as an aging society, environmental pollution and resource shortages.
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04 Apr 2018
Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have identified for the first time the culprit behind the causing of broad-spectrum bacterial resistance to peptide antibiotics.
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04 Apr 2018
A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has identified new Alzheimer’s disease (AD) genetic risk factors in the Chinese population.
One of the cattle with Johne’s disease showing significant weight loss. Photo provided by National Agriculture and Food Research Organization.
02 Apr 2018
A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne’s disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers.

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