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Fe Villanueva del Mundo- The angel of Santo Tomas
Asia Research News
21 Oct 2021
Giants in History: Fe Villanueva del Mundo (27 November 1911 – 6 August 2011) was a Filipina paediatrician who founded the Philippines’ first paediatric hospital. She graduated top of her class at the University of the Philippines, and in 1936 became the first female student to attend Harvard Medical School.
Lingnan University (LU)
21 Oct 2021
“Speaking the same language” and careful choice of words are the key to crowdfunding success, according to a recent study conducted by the Department of Marketing and International Business of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong. The study also showed the substantial power of specific words and phrases in predicting crowdfunding outcome. With crowdfunding being an increasingly popular and major source of capital for new ventures, these findings do have important implications for budding entrepreneurs as subtle nuances in word choice might mean a critical difference during the evaluation by the potential backers, and hence significantly affecting the success rate of the pitch.
Nanofluidic device
Osaka Prefecture University
19 Oct 2021
When liquid meets gas, a unique zone forms. Variable by nature, molecules can cross from one state to another, combining in unique ways to either desirable or unwanted ends. From heat escaping a mug of coffee to increasing molecular concentrations in chemical solutions, gas-liquid interfaces are ubiquitous across nature and engineering. But a lack of tools capable of precisely controlling such gas-liquid interfaces limit their applications — until now.
19 Oct 2021
An ambitious project using cutting edge environmental DNA, known as eDNA, to understand the richness of biodiversity of UNESCO’s marine World Heritage sites launches today.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 Oct 2021
Researchers from Korea reveal the key protein involved in the development of aggressive prostate cancer
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
15 Oct 2021
Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science use a machine learning approach to successfully predict material properties that have never before been determined
Springer Nature
15 Oct 2021
Dozens of researchers tell Nature they have received death threats, or threats of physical or sexual violence.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
15 Oct 2021
EdUHK audiology experts have found improved ways to test the hearing of the young and elderly through technological innovation.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
14 Oct 2021
Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science describe a novel feature of the immune response to certain viruses such as measles
14 Oct 2021
Climate change may lead to a modest net reduction in global annual energy expenditures by the end of the 21st century, according to a study published in Nature.
Asia Research News
14 Oct 2021
Giants in History: Tsai-Fan Yu (1911 – 2 March 2007) was a Chinese-American physician and researcher who was the first female full professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Hokkaido University
13 Oct 2021
Direct evidence that microtubules function as mechano-sensors and regulate the intracellular transport of molecules has been reported, leading to new possibilities in the fields of biomechanics, medicine, and biosensors.
Collecting coral probiotics from seawater instead of coral
Osaka Prefecture University
13 Oct 2021
Coral reefs, comprising some of the most diverse and delicate ecosystems under water, are under immense stress. From global warming to pollution to pathogens, many of the reef-building coral species are listed as threatened or endangered. But, according to researchers in Japan, the corals may have an unlikely ally: bacteria.
Springer Nature
13 Oct 2021
The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) could impact child nutrition in many countries in the tropics, a new study in Nature Communications suggests.
Asia Research News - Editor's Choice
Asia Research News
13 Oct 2021
Miniature brains mimic critical features of Parkinson's disease, better weather forecasting with satellite data, light does the twist for quantum computing, new insights into embryonic development & elevating women leaders in Myanmar in the October Editor's Choice. Plus don't forget submissions for Asia Research News 2022!
Kanazawa University
13 Oct 2021
A long-standing hypothesis, the dual-structure model, posits that Japanese populations derive dual ancestry from indigenous Jomon hunter-gatherer-fishers and succeeding Yayoi farmers. We conduct paleogenomic analyses of people of the Jomon, Yayoi, and Kofun periods from Japanese archaeological sites. We identify a later influx of East Asian ancestry in the Kofun period and clarify that the genome of the modern Japanese population is composed of three ancestral components, proposing a tripartite model of Japanese origins.
Duke-NUS Medical School
12 Oct 2021
New drug formulations aim to improve the in vivo circulation of Xylonix’s novel immunotherapies for treating both cancer and complications arising from COVID-19 infection.
(From left) Mr Matthew Mo, Director of Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs, Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of LU, Mr Stanley Choi, Honorary Fellow Ms Christina Maisenne Lee, District Social Welfare Officer (Yuen Long) of the Social Welfare Department Miss Chan Lai-chu, Dr Joseph Lee, Chairman of Wofoo Foundation, Mrs Josephine Lee, Prof Siu Oi-ling, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chair Professor of Applied Psychology, Mr Andrew Yao, Chairman of the LU Council and Prof Lau Chi
Lingnan University (LU)
08 Oct 2021
With a generous donation from respected social entrepreneur Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak, Chairman of Wofoo Foundation, the Wofoo Joseph Lee Laboratory has been established to facilitate pioneering research in Lingnan University (LU)’s Department of Applied Psychology.
Image of quantum-circuit black hole lasers
Hiroshima University
08 Oct 2021
Researchers propose quantum circuit black hole lasers to explore Hawking radiation
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
08 Oct 2021
Undergraduate students usually need to collaborate with others to complete various types of group projects. However, it is not easy to distribute the work evenly among the group members, and some members are even called “free riders” because of their small contributions to the project.
Dr. Benjamin List, Specially Appointed Professor, ICReDD, Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
07 Oct 2021
Hokkaido University is pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin List, a Professor of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and a Specially Appointed Professor of Hokkaido University, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Giants in History
Asia Research News
07 Oct 2021
Giants in History: Wu Lien-teh (10 March 1879 – 21 January 1960) was a Malaysian-born doctor who invented a mask that effectively suppressed disease transmission.
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Asia Research News
07 Oct 2021
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Kanazawa University
06 Oct 2021
Researchers at Kanazawa University describe in Chemical Society Reviews how large cyclic molecules can be used for the synthesis of big metallic complexes with two or more metal atoms.
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Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
05 Oct 2021
Researchers in Japan have found an energy-efficient way to convert the chief greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful chemicals. Using the method, CO2 is transformed into structures called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), suggesting a new and simpler route to dispose of the greenhouse gas to help tackle global warming.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
05 Oct 2021
Researchers from DGIST explain how DNA is compacted to a million-times its full length in sperm cell nuclei
Duke-NUS Medical School
05 Oct 2021
Researchers are empowering the elderly in Singapore to choose their preferred treatment option when diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease.
e-Orch
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
05 Oct 2021
The conventional composer-performer-audience model requires students to spend a large amount of time learning complex musical notation and instrumental skills before enjoying the process of music-making. This makes music inaccessible for many, who therefore give up at an early age.
Transmission electron micrograph of the Yezo virus.
Hokkaido University
04 Oct 2021
A previously unknown virus that can infect humans and cause disease has been identified by scientists in Japan. The novel infectious virus, named Yezo virus and transmitted by tick bites, causes a disease characterized by fever and a reduction in blood platelets and leucocytes.
Tohoku University
01 Oct 2021
Tohoku University researchers, collaborating with colleagues from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, have discovered the working mechanism of an important class of drug target receptor proteins.