20 Feb 2014
Unprecedented Transformation in Care Delivery across Australia and Asia-Pacific to drive Innovation and Efficiency
05 Feb 2014
University of Malaya (UM) held a signing ceremony of dual PhD programme agreement between itself and University of Nottingham on 24th January. The agreement will enable candidates pursuing PhD under this programme to be awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from UM and University of Nottingham each upon graduation.
22 Jan 2014
Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has entered into a research agreement with Nestlé today to help boost the company’s expansion in R&D in the country.
02 Jan 2014
The study showed that prompted voiding is an effective measure for managing the problem of urinary incontinence and a behavioural strategy that can be implemented in nursing homes, both to deal with the problem and to change the attitudes of elderly residents and caregivers towards urinary incontinence.
20 Dec 2013
(Kanazawa, Japan, 20 December 2013) Kanazawa University researchers report on a study of the personal profiles and motivations behind the ‘message board surrogacy’ observed in Thailand, where potential surrogates and infertile couples connect through online forums.
29 Nov 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have jointly introduced a unique telestroke system to facilitate neurologist's distant assessment for thrombolysis during non-working hours.
20 Nov 2013
The intranasal spray was developed using local isolated bacterium that was found to provide better protection against infections by Mannheimia haemolytica bacterium than imported vaccines.
18 Nov 2013
A recently completed study by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on school children found the air pollution level along the travelling routes from home to schools and particulate levels outside school both at a very high level, and most of the school children have lung function weaker than the predicted levels
18 Nov 2013
The Statement highlights the role that antimicrobial drugs play in today’s medical practices, as well as recent increases in the number of pathogens developing resistance to these drugs. To reduce the current major public health problem of antimicrobial resistance and avert a much worse crisis, IAP & IAMP propose a series of 10 recommendations.
14 Nov 2013
There are many stories of medicine and supplies not getting to those who need them, of bodies lying on the street days later. Why is it so difficult to deliver aid in this situation? Dr. Brian Schwartz of Emergency Preparedness for Public Health Ontario and professor at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health explains
coloured contact lenses
28 Oct 2013
Researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have recently conducted a study on 15 brands of coloured contact lenses available from various sources. Results showed that most of these cosmetic contact lenses have surface coloured pigments which can easily come off when using a standardised lab-based rub-off test.
04 Oct 2013
The School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC) have jointly conducted a large-scale study on the family life, physical and emotional health of high school students.
25 Sep 2013
“The main source of this pollution today is small-scale gold mining,” says Prof. Inoue, who has been studying mercury poisoning in Indonesia for over 10 years. “Gold mining is easy to learn and simple to operate, so for people living on the poverty line, it offers hope for the future.”
18 Sep 2013
Okayama University's e-Bulletin is now live where you can read about Japan's oldest votive tablets which shows a monkey leading a horse and a cow, the molecular mechanisms of ice melts and why humans lost their ability to regenerate organs.
05 Sep 2013
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association have jointly conducted a study on the health effects of using smartphones and portable electronic devices among Hong Kong people.
M. tuberculosis
01 Sep 2013
Four papers published in this week's Nature Genetics show new breakthroughs in the study of M. tuberculosis genome sequencing and drug resistance.
29 Aug 2013
Biocompatible complexes for drug delivery applications get a structural boost from nanoscale silicon cages
Electron micrograph of Influenza A H7N9
07 Aug 2013
Scientists plan experiments to increase virulence of Influenza A (H7N9) and induce drug resistance, under strict laboratory controls and safety measures to find out what makes the virus potentially lethal in humans, and how to stop its possible spread.
tuberculosis seen under SEM
04 Aug 2013
A new drug capable of inhibiting growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is reported this week in Nature Medicine. The findings may improve therapeutic options for the treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis (TB).
16 Jul 2013
The WCRF International Regular Grant Programme 2013/14 cycle opened on the 15th July 2013. The grant programme accepts research applications on the link between diet, nutrition, body fatness, physical activity and cancer incidence and survival.
04 Jul 2013
Accuracy and precision of robots can give advantage to medical treatment - opinion article by Yo Kobayashi of Waseda University
04 Jul 2013
A research to determine the relationship in the intake of whole grain- based products, fruits and vegetables in maintaining treatment target among type 2 diabetes patients.
03 Jul 2013
Two notable press releases from Japan and China in Nature this week on a functional liver from stem cells and the threat posed by H7N9 virus
03 Jul 2013
PolyU has jointly launched the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on 24 June at the Second Symposium on Healthcare Communication in Hong Kong, which is also hosted by PolyU.
03 Jul 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has won a total of 10 prizes for its multi-faceted innovations presented at the 41st International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Not only have these breakthroughs brought glory to Hong Kong, but also extended the frontiers of knowledge and enhanced the well-being of our society on different fronts.
06 Jun 2013
Atopic dermatitis or eczema was big business in Japan in the 1990's. Assistant Prof. Ushiyama interviewed patients in Japan and the UK. The article reviews the eczema business in Japan and the differences with the UK.
03 Jun 2013
Two researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been collaborating with the Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) in a global study, which identified 24 genes leading to short-sightedness, thus paved the way for further research on the prevention and control of myopia.
30 May 2013
Singapore, 30 May: Singapore’s SIMTech and Leeds University have inked a MoU to collaborate on innovative medical devices like lab on chips, medical implants and implantable devices. The R&D also includes innovative joint replacements & biological scaffolds for cardiovascular & musculoskeletal tissue regeneration.
29 May 2013
Professor Seon Jeong Kim of Hanyang University has created a high capacity yarn muscle that does not require electrolytes or special packaging. It will have a big impact in the motor, biological and robot industry.
08 May 2013
Opinion article by Prof. Waichiro Iwashi of Waseda University on the implementation of a new non-invasive prenatal genetic testing that uses maternal blood in Japan


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