29 Nov 2013
Tokyo, 29 Nov- Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have identified key information to help explain the formation of the “spindle apparatus”, a structure required for cell division. Their findings shed light on the mechanisms behind “self-organization” – an essential characteristic of biological structures.
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25 Nov 2013
Tokyo, 25 Nov - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have for the first time directly observed the “molecular motor”, called Xkid, that plays a critical role in facilitating the proper alignment of chromosomes during cell division. The study provides invaluable knowledge on the mechanisms of materials transport in biological systems.
30 Oct 2013
The results may elucidate the process at solid/liquid interfaces of energy devices like rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. It will also contribute to the development and performance of cell electrodes and catalyst materials.
UNIST undergraduate student Seyeon Yoo
07 Oct 2013
A Korean undergraduate student at UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) developed a new wideband ring voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), which is a key component of an IR-UWB (Impulse Radio Ultra-wideband) Radar system.
03 Oct 2013
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies report a new method to monitor and quantify the activity of gene promoters during the response to a drug, using the advanced gene expression analysis method CAGE followed by single-molecule sequencing.
Prof. Min
02 Oct 2013
A new common mechanism in Fragile X and Down syndrome has been identified by scientists at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea and published in the world leading science journal, Trends in Neurosciences (Cell Press).
IMRE Prototype
30 Sep 2013
Singapore, 30 Sept 2013 - A*STAR’s IMRE and its partners have launched a new Nanoimprint Foundry that will develop, test-bed and prototype specially engineered plastics and surfaces for the specific purpose of commercialising the technologies.
Prof. Jae Sung Lee
25 Sep 2013
Ulsan, South Korea – A research team of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, developed a “wormlike” hematite photoanode that can convert sunlight and water to clean hydrogen energy with a record-breaking high efficiency of 5.3%.
24 Sep 2013
(Kanazawa, Japan, 25 September 2013) Researchers at Kanazawa University have identified the role of the protein TIS7 in processes that regulate adipogenesis, whereby non-specialised cells become adipose or fat cells.
Prof. Guntae Kim
15 Aug 2013
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Georgia Institute of Technology and Dong-Eui University have developed a novel cathode material which has outstanding performance and robust reliability even at the intermediate temperature range.
14 Aug 2013
Fluorescent organic nanoparticles operating as cell tracers outperform existing methods for long-term tracking of living cells
14 Aug 2013
A sensor developed at A*STAR can detect bladder cancer cells and track tumor progression
04 Aug 2013
A method that is used to track the fate of a single stem cell within mouse lung tissue is reported in a study published online this week in Nature Nanotechnology. The method may offer insights into the factors that determine the acceptance of transplanted stem cells, and their ability to regenerate within a host.
31 Jul 2013
Multi-armed polymers with dual fluorescent and magnetic imaging capabilities boost the resolution of cancer detection tools
30 Jul 2013
RIKEN is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot study to assess the safety and feasibility of the transplantation of autologous induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell sheets in patients with exudative (wet-type) age-related macular degeneration
23 Jul 2013
Joint Labs in Precision Motion Systems and Industrial Robotics are Geared towards High Value Manufacturing
16 Jul 2013
The UNIST Center for Cell to Cell Communication in Cancers (C5) will host an international conference on Phosphatidylinositol-Specific Phospholipase C (PI-PLC) Activity and Signaling which will be held on July 18 ~ 19 at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea.
10 Jul 2013
People composed of biotechnology are cyborgs, an amalgam of human being and technology. What direction are human beings, or should I say cyborgs, headed in? Opinion article by Prof. Toru Takahashi of Waseda University
08 Jul 2013
With a view to setting new standards for hotel rooms, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has joined hands with its teaching and research hotel, Hotel ICON, and organized a global competition to shape guestrooms of the future.
04 Jul 2013
NIMS researchers have solved a 20 year old riddle concerning the reaction mechanism of aluminium surface oxidation
Elastic behaviour
27 Jun 2013
Ulsan, South Korea, June 27, 2013 – A research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have found a new physical organogel electrolyte with two unique characteristics: an irreversible thermal gelation and a high value of the Li+ transference number.
25 Jun 2013
(Kanazawa, Japan, 25 June 2013) One of Kanazawa University’s leading professors has spent the last 15 years investigating the role of orexin neuropeptides in the brain. Takeshi Sakurai’s work is furthering understanding of sleep and wakeful states and leading to the development of new therapies for insomnia and narcolepsy.
19 Jun 2013
(Okayama, Japan, 19 June 2013) Professor Hisao Moriya and colleagues at Okayama University used their ‘tug of war method to measure the copy number limits of all protein-coding genes in yeast—the first time ever for any organisms.
13 Jun 2013
Unagi, the sea-going Japanese freshwater eel, harbors a fluorescent protein that could be the basis for a revolutionary new clinical test for bilirubin, a critical indicator of human liver function, hemolysis, and jaundice, according the RIKEN Brain Science Institute. The discovery could also contribute to the conservation of the endangered Unagi
22 May 2013
Revelation of how photoreceptive cells in the eye distinguish between different light sources could pave the way for a novel class of optical devices
17 May 2013
Ulsan, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2013 – Researchers have identified a novel role of ATAXIN-2 as a posttranscriptional coactivator crucial for circadian behaviors and molecular clocks. The work was carried out by Chunghun Lim and colleagues during his post-doctoral time at Northwestern University.
06 May 2013
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) demonstrated high-performance polymer solar cells (PSCs) with power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 8.92% which is the highest values reported to date for plasmonic PSCs using metal nanoparticles (NPs).
26 Apr 2013
The NIMS Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science (GREEN) and Tokyo Metropolitan University have measured the volumetric expansion of single particles of silicon accompanying the charging reaction. This finding demonstrated the importance of electrode design from the viewpoint of volumetric energy density.
24 Apr 2013
The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, designed to help reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition throughout the country.
Solar cells
09 Apr 2013
Hanyang University in collaboration with Stanford University has succeeded in fabricating peel-and-stick thin film solar cells (TFSCs). The Si wafer is clean and reusable. Moreover, as the peeled-off TFSCs from the Si wafer are thin, light-weight, and flexible, it can be attached onto any form or shape of surface like a sticker.


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