Medicine & Healthcare


A fruitful collaboration
20 Nov 2017
Study design allows more rigorous evaluation of complex healthcare interventions.
15 Nov 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical study on Chinese medicine treatment of hyperthyroidism. The results indicated that Chinese medicine is effective in improving the symptoms of patients with hyperthyroidism and enhancing their quality of life in general.
Wastewater treatment
15 Nov 2017
Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains but a resilient strain persists.
Degenerating interneurons in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) mice
13 Nov 2017
Japanese researchers develop new mouse model that captures pathology of sporadic neurological diseases.
10 Nov 2017
Chinese Medicine scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have succeeded in developing a novel targeted delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 to achieve therapeutic genome editing of VEGFA in osteosarcoma (OS).
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09 Nov 2017
Researchers in Korea newly found the mechanism of inhibition of dopamine neuronal cell death using licorice extract 'liquiritigenin'. It scientifically proves the possibility of treating degenerative brain diseases using natural materials.
06 Nov 2017
China’s measures to improve air quality are working, but more stringent policies should be put in place to safeguard public health, a new study has shown.
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01 Nov 2017
Scientists have identified a time lag of up to two years between forest loss and the emergence of Ebola virus disease along the limits of the West and Central African rainforest.
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30 Oct 2017
Researchers in Korea pioneers new medical market development with needles using nanotechnology.
Sulfur respiration in mammals
30 Oct 2017
A common sulfur metabolite having antioxidant activity appears to be formed with the help of an enzyme found in mitochondria, highlighting a potential area of research for future treatments of various diseases.
26 Oct 2017
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting some 46 million people globally, and a leading cause of mortality in the elderly.
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24 Oct 2017
A physiological approach to restore the gut’s ecosystem in various diseases by using antimicrobial peptides has been developed by Hokkaido University scientists.
20 Oct 2017
It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders.
17 Oct 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) conducted a clinical observation of scalp acupuncture treatment for 68 children with autism. The findings indicated that 66 patients have shown improvements after treatment, resulting in an overall efficacy rate of 97%.
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10 Oct 2017
Opportunity to gain deeper insight into potential interaction between implants and body tissues through high-output benchtop screening.
28 Sep 2017
Korean researchers have succeeded to synthesize biomimetic material reacting with Nitrile. It is expected to help the development of prodrugs that inhibit specific enzymes in cancer cells.
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25 Sep 2017
Korean researchers have identified the cause of olfactory dysfunction in the early stage of Alzheimer's diseases. It is expected to be used in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and therapeutic researches.
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25 Sep 2017
A synthetic DNA-targeting molecule could pave the way for tissue regeneration.
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22 Sep 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has embarked on a research project to develop a new type of tracking device, capable of monitoring the migration routes of wild birds.
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20 Sep 2017
Cognitive behavioural therapy enhances effects of anti-depressant drugs in Malaysia.
19 Sep 2017
The Singapore based team have successfully created a solution to simplify the complicated process of removing large or complex kidney stones.
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18 Sep 2017
A data-driven computational approach that recognizes filamentary sections of neurons and blood vessels may enhance medical diagnosis.
3D Molecular Structure of Synaptic Developmental Protein Complex
15 Sep 2017
Researchers in South Korea have identified control mechanism of synapse formation using protein crystallography method. It is expected to be used in the study of brain diseases caused by dysfunction of synapse and to develop therapeutic drugs.
15 Sep 2017
Korean researchers have found thermo-responsive protein to accelerate the development of biopharmaceuticals to treat brain diseases. It is expected to be used to develop biopharmaceutical for hemostasis of cerebral hemorrhage and brain tissue regeneration.
13 Sep 2017
Scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) along with their cross-disciplinary collaborators develop world-first dual imaging and inhibiting agent with high efficacy in suppressing Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated tumours in mice
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11 Sep 2017
Compounds in an Asian fermented fish paste could help reduce high cholesterol.
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08 Sep 2017
Insoluble dietary fiber could help make antioxidant quercetin more soluble.
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08 Sep 2017
Excess fluid surrounding the lungs in some lung cancer patients has a unique lipid profile, which could help diagnose and treat the disease.
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06 Sep 2017
Tohoku University researchers have found some evidence to suggest that daily intake of citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes, could reduce the risk of dementia developing among older adults by almost 15 percent.
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01 Sep 2017
A deadly tick-borne virus uses the host neuron’s transportation system to move their RNA, resulting in the local reproduction of the virus and severe neurological symptoms.


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