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30 May 2018
A team of researchers from Hokkaido University and Kansai University has developed DNA-assisted molecular robots that autonomously swarm in response to chemical and physical signals, paving the way for developing future nano-machines. [This release was originally published on 31st January. This new version contains a video clip in the link below]
Human bronchial epithelial cells cultured with (right) or without (left) a calcium channel blocker (CCB) prior to exposure to IAV. Red signals show infected and replicated IAV. Treatment with CCB significantly suppressed IAV infections.
30 May 2018
After decades of research, a research team has discovered the key receptor molecule that enhances the infection of the influenza A virus, providing a novel target for anti-flu drug development.
25 May 2018
Dr. Hyojung Lee, who recently completed her Ph.D. at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at Hokkaido University.
A diploid cell (left) and a haploid cell (right) showing normal and abnormal orientation of chromosomes (purple) and microtubules (green) during cell division, respectively. (Yaguchi K., et al., Journal of Cell Biology, April 30, 2018)
25 May 2018
Scientists have unraveled how the cell replication process destabilizes when it has more, or less, than a pair of chromosome sets, each of which is called a genome — a major step toward understanding chromosome instability in cancer cells.
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24 May 2018
Scientists developed a biomimetic epigenetic code that can activate genes on demand to treat disease.
statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes
24 May 2018
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way.
Professor Hyug Moo Kwon and Jun Ho Lee.
24 May 2018
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled that a gene, called TonEBP promotes the development and recurrence of liver cancer.
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24 May 2018
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced new therapeutic treatments for Diabetic Nephropathy (DN), also known as diabetic kidney disease.
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23 May 2018
New study revises biologists’ understanding of how limbs and lungs develop in humans.
New advances in understanding and treating intellectual disorder
23 May 2018
Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have investigated an intellectual disorder (ATR-X) syndrome to reveal its cause, mechanism and a potential therapeutic strategy to decrease associated cognitive impairment.
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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
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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.

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