Press releases

Duke-NUS Medical School
19 Aug 2019
Vision and hearing loss are often perceived to be part of ageing, but a six-year-long national survey of 3,452 Singaporean adults over the age of 60, found that these impairments have much broader consequences for older adults.
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The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
19 Aug 2019
A new high-resolution approach using portable DNA sequencers provides a more complete genomic picture of antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria.
DGIST Professor Jaeheung Cho in the Department of Emerging Materials Science at DGIST (up), Bohee Kim, a Combined M.S-Ph.D. Program Student in the Department of Emerging Materials Science (below left), and Donghyun Jeong, a Combined M.S-Ph.D. Program Student.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 Aug 2019
DGIST Professor Jaeheung Cho in the Department of Emerging Materials Science secured materials that lead aldehyde deformylation reaction. Confirmed the nucleophilic reactions by biomimetic materials… Expects to bring positive impacts on related research.
Ehime University
19 Aug 2019
Phase H is a hydrous mineral that is considered to be an important carrier of water into deep Earth. We determined the dissociation condition of phase H by a theoretical calculation based on quantum mechanics. Phase H decomposes at approximately 60 GPa at 1000 K. This indicates that the transportation of water by phase H may be terminated at a depth of approximately 1,500 km in the middle of the lower mantle.
Professor Kyung-Tai Min and Soyeon Lee
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
16 Aug 2019
The protein that revives injured nerve cells was discovered. It is expected to present a new direction in the development of therapeutic agents for regenerating damaged brain or spinal cord nerves.
Asia Research News Media Partner
14 Aug 2019
Everyone wants to be as healthy as they can be. However, while wearable technology has made it possible for people to track their physical activity, personalised nutrition has yet to be fully addressed.
13 Aug 2019
UK Research and Innovation and its partners are funding 13 research programs, building collaborations across 10 countries, including Japan, China, Singapore and India.
13 Aug 2019
Exchanging patient information between different healthcare IT systems is critically important, and FHIR is the global industry standard for this.
13 Aug 2019
Hosted by the nation’s premier power supplier, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Asian Utility Week is being brought together with POWERGEN Asia, DISTRIBUTECH Asia, SolarVision and Energy Capital Leaders Asia under one roof for the first time
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
12 Aug 2019
Biologists from HKBU have led a study to sequence and analyse the genomes of four apple snail species in the family Ampullariidae and discovered that the apple snails have evolved to become highly sensitive to environmental stimuli, digest cellulose (a major component of the plant cell wall), form hard calcareous eggshells and pack neurotoxins in eggs.
Chair-professor Dae Won Moon in the Department of New Biology (left) and Research Fellow Jae Young Kim in the Department of Robotics Engineering (right)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
09 Aug 2019
DGIST Research Fellow Jae Young Kim and Chair-professor Dae Won Moon’s team developed a mass spectrometric technology using graphene substrate and continuous wave laser without complex sample preparation. Expected to be used for precise medical diagnosis and surgery with easy high-resolution analysis image processing.
Professor Seong-Woon Yu in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at DGIST (right), Seonghee Jung in the M.S.-Ph.D. Integrated Program in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at DGIST (left)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
09 Aug 2019
Chronic stress induces autophagic death of adult hippocampal neural stem cells (NSCs). Expected to offer new opportunities for development of early treatment options for stress-associated brain diseases.
Tohoku University
07 Aug 2019
Researchers at the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES) at Tohoku University have successfully observed microscopic chemical bonding states in ultrathin MgO - an important determinant in STT-MRAM performance. The observation was carried out via an angle-resolved hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AR-HAXPES) in collaboration with Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) at its Spring-8 Synchrotron Radiation facility.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
07 Aug 2019
Sexual violence against women and girls in rural India remains a largely unaddressed, hidden issue.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
06 Aug 2019
A research project aims to explore links between workplace violence with women’s position at home and inform on policies, interventions, and social dialogue at the community, enterprise, sector, and/or national level.
Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi from DGIST Department of Smart Textile Convergence Research (left) and Dr. Sungwoo Chun from Sungkyunkwan University (right)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
06 Aug 2019
Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi's team at DGIST and Dr. Sungwoo Chun at SKKU developed a new tactile sensor mimicking human skin. Can recognize more sensitive tactile than the existing sensors... Expected to contribute greatly to the development of artificial skin.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
05 Aug 2019
Two known gene mutations induce pathways that enhance pancreatic cancer’s ability to invade tissues and evade the immune system. Researchers report the molecular details of this process providing insights into druggable targets for immunotherapies.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
05 Aug 2019
Malaysia seeks alternative solutions to prevent and treat infectious diseases in shrimp.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
02 Aug 2019
Rising global temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of heat waves in India. This increase has a considerable impact on the health of vulnerable communities and the rate of fatalities in the region.
Hokkaido University
02 Aug 2019
Scientists have succeeded in reducing levels of the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in cows with severe infections by combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor and an enzyme inhibitor. The finding could be utilized to control other diseases in cattle, and perhaps in humans someday.
Hokkaido University
02 Aug 2019
Researchers reveal previously undiscovered hot spots on the surface of bacteria’s critical enzyme, which could guide novel approaches to antibiotic design.
Hokkaido University
31 Jul 2019
The rise in temperature and precipitation levels in summer in northern Japan, has negatively affected the growth of conifers and resulted in their gradual decline, according to a 38-year-long study in which mixed forests of conifers and broad-leaved trees were monitored by a team of researchers from Hokkaido University.
31 Jul 2019
Now in its 12th edition, the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is a premier platform in Asia for energy insights, partnerships and dialogues, which brings together the world’s leading conferences, exhibitions and roundtables in one week, one location.
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Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
26 Jul 2019
Researchers have completed a successful clinical trial to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time in a patient. It is hoped the method will enable doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in shorter times while reducing the amount of radiation patients would be exposed to.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
25 Jul 2019
A team of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won the Gold Award for its ingenious robot design at the ASM Technology Award 2019.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
25 Jul 2019
Professor Jae Dong Lee’s team developed anomalous current and suggested a control mechanism by forming valley domain. Valley domain will become new killer contents of 2D semiconductor technology.
24 Jul 2019
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is now accepting grant applications for research on the links between diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and cancer, as part of its Regular Grant Programme 2019/2020 cycle.
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world
23 Jul 2019
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) released a new report making the case for strengthening the sciencepolicy interface in Africa to accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s (AU) STI Strategy for Africa (STISA -2024).
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
22 Jul 2019
A 50-day entrepreneurship programme organised by the Greater Bay Area International Institute for Innovations (GBA I3) concluded successfully last week.
Springer Nature
22 Jul 2019
Second phase includes testing of enhanced reporting for librarians and addition of Springer journals.