Medicine & Healthcare


ATM and ATR Form Separate Synaptic Vesicle Patterns
25 Jan 2018
In a recent study, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) discovered that two large protein kinases, ATM and ATR, cooperate to help establish the go/stop balance.
Randy Schekman
25 Jan 2018
People should be able to read scientists’ research papers for free, and governments and universities should evaluate researchers based on the merits on their work, and not by which journals their findings are published in.
HSCs donation 1
24 Jan 2018
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has announced that two of its students have donated their hematopoietic stem cells to help treat patients with incurable diseases.
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24 Jan 2018
The Colon Cancer Awareness Talk Intervention (CATI) aims to investigate the compliance of taking immunochemical based fecal occult blood test (IFOBT) screening among local community. There is a timely need to destigmatize cancer and have more community engagements on cancer awareness.
Hokkaido University
24 Jan 2018
Joint press release by Hitachi, Ltd. and Hokkaido University Hitachi Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Real Time Image Gating Motion Management for its Proton Therapy System
Smart Baby Pillow 1
24 Jan 2018
A team of students, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded in developing a smart baby pillow to help prevent and correct mild cases of flat head syndrome. This innovative device has also recently won a gold award at a business idea competition.
PolyU turns novel myopia control contact lens to product
22 Jan 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University entered into a licensing arrangement with Vision Science and Technology Co. Ltd. (VST), a local start-up supported by HKSTP-PolyU Tech Incubation Fund and PolyU Tech Launchpad Fund, for commercializing PolyU’s Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact lens for myopia control in children.
Cells without CD34
22 Jan 2018
The protein CD34 is predominantly regarded as a marker of blood-forming stem cells but it helps with migration to the bone marrow too.
22 Jan 2018
A new method for controlling pigmentation in fabricated human skin has been developed by researchers from A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological University.
Blasting dental plaque with microbubbles
18 Jan 2018
Researchers have found a way to remove plaque from dental implants to improve oral hygiene.
15 Jan 2018
A research team from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed the world’s first model framework and “LogicTRN” algorithm to accurately establish a gene regulatory route to analyse the genetic function and understand the biological processes.
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09 Jan 2018
A research team in Hong Kong has developed a new method for rapid authentication of Chinese herbal medicines, including Ganoderma (known as Lingzhi in Chinese), and Gastrodiae Rhizoma (known as Tianma in Chinese).
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08 Jan 2018
Korean researchers has newly developed the system to be used for the analysis of the tumor removed during surgery and for the accurate cancer resection technique researches.
ASK the enzyme: new potential targets for cancer
05 Jan 2018
New understandings of how molecules affect the activity of an enzyme could lead to potential targets for the treatment of cancers and neurodegenerative diseases.
A visual database of human plasma compounds
05 Jan 2018
A free database aims to help researchers better understand how specific metabolites relate to one another, which could potentially lead to personalised disease treatments.
04 Jan 2018
Hong Kong Baptist University scholars have invented a new class of cyanine compounds that can be used for detection, imaging and thus treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Professor Jeong Beom Kim 1
26 Dec 2017
Professor Jeong Beom Kim, founder of SuPine Therapeutics Co., Ltd. at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected to receive an award from the Korean Ministry of SMEs and Startups.
Professor Gun-Ho Kim
26 Dec 2017
RecensMedical Inc., a venture company at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected as the first investment enterprise of U-TECH Valley by the Korea Technology Finance Corporation.
26 Dec 2017
A research team from Korea succeeded develop mass spectrometry imaging system to analyze living biological samples in the atmospheric pressure environment at resolution of 3 several micrometers. The approach could be applied in molecular biology and medical diagnosis fields.
Hokkaido University
26 Dec 2017
Scientists have revealed more details of the molecular mechanism behind neuronal cell death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a step forward to find ways to control progression of the disease.
Schematic of microRNA extraction using nanowires
25 Dec 2017
Researchers centered at Nagoya University develop a nanowire device able to detect microscopic levels of urinary markers potentially implicated in cancer
Hokkaido University
25 Dec 2017
Hokkaido University researchers have uncovered a cellular protein that stabilizes a tumor promoting signaling pathway, suggesting a new target to treat prostate cancer.
14 Dec 2017
The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
13 Dec 2017
Understanding how a fly modulates its feeding behavior could help fight obesity.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
13 Dec 2017
A milk protein contained in gastro-resistant microcapsules could be used to give foods cancer-fighting, immune-boosting properties.
08 Dec 2017
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have recently found that bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in human and various types of food and environmental samples collected from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
Marshmallow-like silicone gels successfully used as insulation in containers for cryopreserved embryos
07 Dec 2017
As the genetic modification of mice is increasingly used in medical and biological research.
Non-inflammatory bullous pemphigoid (BP) seen in the type 2 diabetes patient who are administered with DPP-4 inhibitor.
06 Dec 2017
Researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with the skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetic patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitory drugs.
Expected number of pneumonic plague cases travelling from Madagascar between August 1 and October 17.
30 Nov 2017
Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between August 1 and October 17.


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