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24 Apr 2017
Scientists have developed new fluorescent probes that prove the existence of cell membrane structures called ‘lipid rafts’, allowing researchers to study how toxins and viruses invade cells.
Voltage rhythms (top left) were synchronized throughout the SCN while calcium rhythms (top right) were specific to regions within the tissue. This resulted in a phase difference between voltage and calcium rhythms in the dorsal region (bottom right) while the two rhythms were in phase in the ventral region (bottom left).
24 Apr 2017
Cells in the brain’s master circadian clock synchronize voltage rhythms despite asynchronous calcium rhythms, which might explain how a tissue-wide rhythm is maintained.
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24 Apr 2017
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), introduced a new battery charging technology that uses light to charge batteries.
Fertilization in plants.
21 Apr 2017
Discovery of parental factors that lead to asymmetric division of the zygote.
Stressed dinoflagellates rewrite their genes during transcription.
16 Apr 2017
Dinoflagellates cope with stress by editing their genes rather than changing expression, show researchers at KAUST.
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14 Apr 2017
Antibiotic resistance is one of medicine’s most pressing problems. Now, a team from Korea is tackling this in a unique way: using bacteria to fight bacteria.
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13 Apr 2017
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel technology of embedding highly conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofiber. The novel composite so produced has superb charge conductivity, and can therefore be widely applied, especially in environmental arena.
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10 Apr 2017
A new dye might allow researchers to view natural processes in extremely small components of living cells over a prolonged period of time; a previously unattainable feat.
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07 Apr 2017
Scientists are getting closer to understanding how naked mole rats, the world’s longest living rodent species, avoid cancer, which could lead to safer stem cell therapies for human diseases.
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04 Apr 2017
Researchers have revealed the mechanism to recover the function of aging cells in HGPS patients using ROCK inhibitor. Propose a new research direction for studies on the improvement of aging and aging diseases.
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31 Mar 2017
Scientists have designed mathematical expressions that more accurately estimate gas movement through nanosized pores. This could help improve fuel cell development.
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31 Mar 2017
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), finds key to produce perovskite solar cells that display both high efficiency and long-term stability.
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14 Mar 2017
In celebration of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s 80th anniversary, we are honoured to launch the PolyU 80th Anniversary ‧ The D. H. Chen Foundation Nobel Laureate Lecture Series.
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13 Mar 2017
A synthetic ion channel provides different-shaped paths into a cell. This could offer insight into how these unique channels function in living organisms.
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16 Feb 2017
This is Part 2 of an article written by Sang Chul Park, chair professor at DGIST and the Well Aging Research Center in South Korea. Sang Chul Park discusses about aging revolution, pursuit for human longevity and well aging.
Altered tau isoform ratio caused by loss of FUS and SFPQ function leads to FTLD-like phenotypes
13 Feb 2017
Nagoya University-led research identifies role for neuronal protein interaction in preventing frontotemporal lobar degeneration, a dementia that starts in middle age.
seawater battery
08 Feb 2017
Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea will be working to develop a new battery, using abundant and readily available seawater.
Brain circuit mechanism to survive hunger
26 Jan 2017
Nagoya University-led researchers showed that hunger-driven neural signaling in the hypothalamus activates inhibitory reticular neurons in the medulla oblongata to reduce metabolism and promote feeding and chewing under starving conditions. Abnormal activation of these medullary reticular neurons may promote pathological changes leading to obesity.
24 Jan 2017
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has introduced a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries.
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20 Jan 2017
Novel sensors indicate how cell functions are affected by the distribution of cholesterol across the cell membrane. This information could lead to new methods for cancer detection.
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17 Jan 2017
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) representatives will join high profile, multi-stakeholder dialogues with global leaders across the world to discuss higher education, science, and technological innovation.
04 Jan 2017
Researchers have verified that the mere presence of a cell phone or smartphone can adversely affect our cognitive performance, particularly among infrequent internet users.
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22 Dec 2016
Researchers in Japan have examined cucumber seedlings germinated under the very weak gravity - or microgravity - conditions of the International Space Station.
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19 Dec 2016
Modeling the fluorescence enhancing capabilities of materials paves the way for more sensitive biological and chemical tracking technologies.
Plasma activated Ringer’s lactate solution (PAL) exhibited anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo.
14 Dec 2016
Nagoya University researchers have developed cold plasma-activated Ringer’s solution for chemotherapy. The solution has anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo that derive from the lactate component.
An Arabidopsis thaliana plant turned into an albino species by knockout of the PDS3 gene.
05 Dec 2016
Plant biologists at ITbM, Nagoya University have developed a genome editing method to knockout target genes in a model plant with high efficiency. The team reports a new CRISPR/Cas9 vector for the model plant that can strongly induce inheritable mutations.
Synthesis of triarylmethanes.
25 Nov 2016
A group of researchers has developed a new compound, a triarylmethane that can rapidly inhibit cell division in plants. This compound was found to selectively inhibit cell division in plant cells with respect to animal cells.
Growth of pollen tube towards the ovule.
12 Nov 2016
Plant biologists at ITbM have made a key discovery that the contents in pollen tubes alone can increase the size of seeds, without the need for fertilization. This finding may be useful in developing crops, which can develop seeds under unfavorable environmental conditions where fertilization does not readily occur.
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31 Oct 2016
A team of international researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has discovered how African clawed frogs got extra pair of genes.
27 Oct 2016
Masagos Zulkilfli, Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, announced that Singapore has launched the world's largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) cell test-bed, and the region’s first large-scale, offshore power grid system.

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