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LUIAS holds a conferment ceremony and welcomes three world-famous scholars.  From Left: Prof Bradley Richard Barnes, Interim Director of LUIAS; Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho; President S. Joe Qin; Prof Alain Bensoussan; Prof Tsui Kwok-leung; Prof Xin Yao, Vice-President (Research and Innovation)
Lingnan University (LU)
20 May 2024
Lingnan University held the Lingnan University Institute for Advanced Study (LUIAS) conferment ceremony today (20 May). Prof Alain Bensoussan, Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair and the Director of International Centre for Decision and Risk Analysis (ICDRiA) at the University of Texas at Dallas, had the title of Lingnan Fellow conferred upon him, and Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University, and Prof Tsui Kwok-leung, Professor of the Grado Industrial and Systems Engineering of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), were named Senior Lingnan Scholars in recognition of their important achievements in scholarly accomplishments.
Model of stable configuration of nitrogen and titanium in steel of iron-titanium alloy
Osaka Metropolitan University
20 May 2024
Calculations consider how a dozen metals such as titanium combine with nitrogen or carbon to form bonds
Osaka University
20 May 2024
Researchers from Osaka University found that the tyrosine kinase Csk plays a crucial role in regulating germinal center B cell signaling. Csk deletion in a mouse model led to increased ROS production and apoptosis, thereby inhibiting B cell affinity maturation.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 May 2024
- Replacing conventional long-time heat treatments with pulsed, instantaneous light to improve the electrical conductivity of next-generation PbS Quantum Dot solar cells while suppressing defect formation - Reduced build time and maximized efficiency with pulse-shaped fabrication - Published the research results in an online paper in the international journal, “Small” (IF: 13.3)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 May 2024
- The DGIST·Kookmin University joint research team identifies triboelectricity as a source of soft mechanoluminescent complex and proposes a mechanism for light emission - Emits bright light even under light stress and is durable; increased expectation for new applications upon identifying the cause
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 May 2024
DGIST: Contribute to the creation of a self-sustaining digital innovation ecosystem by collaborating with Daegu Metropolitan City to successfully promote the "National Digital Innovation District" and foster local digital innovation companies and talents
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 May 2024
An oblong-shaped receiver significantly increases the amount of charge harvested from ultrasound-based wireless power transfer
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 May 2024
- Professor Sanghyun Park’s research team in the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering successfully developed a novel AI model that can effectively utilize medical images from multiple healthcare institutions with the knowledge distillation technique based on federated learning - Findings were published in Medical Image Analysis (MedIA), one of the top journals in medical AI
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 May 2024
- Ensure price competitiveness and reliability by using the phenomenon of dye reacting with beta rays instead of expensive semiconductors and carbon isotope treatment technology for anodes - Provide a power technology that has been available for decades without the need for recharging. It excels in the era of on-device and AI, being more cost-competitive and efficient than traditional betavoltaic cells - Published the findings in the Journal of Power Sources, one of the most prestigious international journals in the field of electrical and electronic engineering
The 2023/24 Territory-wide Junior Secondary Chinese History and Culture Quiz is successfully concluded.
Lingnan University (LU)
18 May 2024
The finals of the 2023/24 Territory-wide Junior Secondary Chinese History and Culture Quiz, organised by the Hong Kong Government Education Bureau (EDB) and co-organised by the Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme (HKSCHRP) of Lingnan University, were held on campus today (18 May). Officiating guests were Ms Teresa Chan Mo-ngan, Deputy Secretary of the EDB,and Prof Lau Chi-pang, Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs and External Relations) and Co-ordinator of the HKSCHRP. ProfVincent Leung Sueh-han, Head and Associate Professor of the Department of History at Lingnan University, Prof Tam Ka-chai, Associate Professor of the Department of History at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Dr Fan Wing-chung, Senior Lecturer of HKBU, and Dr Law Yuen-han, Lecturer I at the Department of History at HKBU, judged the competition.
Asia Research News
17 May 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are how negative rumors affect children, a new fiber-sorting method, and an ancient Egyptian “anomaly”.
Tohoku University
17 May 2024
Researchers have developed a groundbreaking data-driven model to predict the dehydrogenation barriers of magnesium hydride, a promising material for solid-state hydrogen storage. This advancement holds significant potential for enhancing hydrogen storage technologies, a crucial component in the transition to sustainable energy solutions.
Zinc Finger Nucleases
Hiroshima University
16 May 2024
Genome editing is making inroads into biomedical research and medicine. By employing biomolecule modeling tools, a Japanese research team is accelerating the pace and cutting the cost of zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) technology, a primary gene editing tool.
Lingnan’s President S. Joe Qin (third from the right, second row) in a delegation of Hong Kong higher education institutions visiting Beijing.
Lingnan University (LU)
16 May 2024
Prof S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science of Lingnan University, was a member of the delegation of Hong Kong higher education institutions in Beijing for three days from 8 to 10 May to visit the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology. President Qin offered his insights into encouraging students' patriotism, aligning them with national development goals, and integrating the arts and sciences, in order to nurture a generation of young people who value our country and Hong Kong.
Asia Research News Partnerships
16 May 2024
ITEX 2024 Sets the Stage for Innovation and Investment
Persimmon tannin powder
Osaka Metropolitan University
16 May 2024
Naturally derived antioxidants improve growth of yeast strain in presence of ethanol
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS)
16 May 2024
Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, enhance land surface maps to identify sloping landscapes in which vegetation changes are associated with slight elevation and water gradients.
Tohoku University
16 May 2024
A team of researchers has made significant strides in understanding metal–nitrogen–carbon (M–N–C) catalysts, offering alternatives to expensive platinum-group-metal (PGM) catalysts and a pathway to a greener future.
As the observation interval lengthens—akin to slowing down a camera’s shutter speed—the dances of the molecules overlap and emerge as a blur of frequent changes, masking the intricate ballet of atoms in motion. (Illustration: Yumi Teruya)
Hokkaido University
15 May 2024
New research employs shutter speed analogies to validate 55-year-old theory about chemical reaction rates.
Tohoku University
14 May 2024
Japanese washi paper is renowned for its aesthetic beauty and its wide-array of usages. Now, a group of Tohoku University researchers have made a green composite material from washi which boasts a 60% increase in strength as well as being more biodegradable. They hope that their research will revive interest in this traditional craft.
Graphical abstract: Health Expenditure Impact of Opening a New Public Transport Station: A Natural Experiment of JR-Sojiji Station in Japan
Osaka Metropolitan University
14 May 2024
Time series data and causal impact algorithm reveal the effectiveness of a new transit station over a four-year period
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Asia Research News
14 May 2024
Paper-based battery for wearable devices, To pass or not to pass? Kirigami hydrogels rise from cellulose, Climate impact on mountains, Effects of space weathering. Read all in the latest Editor's Choice.
Hiroshima University
13 May 2024
Researchers undertook a study of older adults to examine the connection between a sense of economic insecurity and a person’s participation in social activities.
MAP Academy
13 May 2024
Late in the sixteenth century, a master artist from the Mughal emperor Akbar’s atelier adopted the technique of using monochromatic tones with highlights of colour or gold. Known as ‘nim qalam,’ Persian for ‘half pen,’ or ‘siyah qalam’ for ‘black pen’, this technique was eventually adopted by artists in the Deccan, and later the Rajput courts. Although its precise origins remain uncertain, nim qalam continues to be used by contemporary South Asian artists working on manuscript painting.
Figure. Exploring the effect of H2O2 eustress at single-cell level using hopping probe scanning ion conductance microscopy
Kanazawa University
13 May 2024
In a recent study published in the multidisciplinary academic journal Science Bulletin, a semi-monthly high-caliber peer-reviewed research outlet covering a broad range of natural sciences and high-tech fields, researchers from the Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI) at Kanazawa University utilized hopping probe scanning ion conductance microscopy (HPICM) and highly sensitive platinum-functionalized nanoelectrodes to conduct an in-depth investigation of the dynamic response of individual living colorectal cancer Caco-2 cells to changes in intracellular and extracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) gradients, specifically focusing on eustress, at the single-cell level and in real-time. Their findings hold promise for innovative therapies against cancer and H2O2-related inflammatory diseases.
Osaka University
13 May 2024
Researchers from Osaka University have used a novel combination of short-read and long-read RNA sequencing to identify the different isoforms of genes expressed in the crustacean Daphnia magna. Males and females are genetically identical, but using this technique the team revealed genes that switch the predominant isoform in a sex-dependent manner. This study contributes to our understanding of Daphnia’s sexual dimorphism and helps further advance technologies in crustacean aquaculture.
Asia Research News Partnerships
11 May 2024
ITEX 2024 Sets the Stage for Innovation and Investment
Asia Research News
10 May 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are the lifespan of different cat breeds, the possibility of regrowing teeth, and how small creatures can help maintain our environments.
Kanazawa University
10 May 2024
Researchers at Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Kanazawa University report in Nano Letters how the use of high-speed atomic force microscopy helps to understand the crucial role played by certain biomolecules in DNA wrapping dynamics.
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS)
09 May 2024
Researchers at The University of Tokyo demonstrate enhanced radiative heat transfer across a gap between two micro-sized silicon plates by coating them with a layer of silicon dioxide, which may significantly improve heat management of computers.