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Hiroshima University joined the global fight against COVID-19 last April through the “Hiroshima University CoV-Peace-Project.”
Hiroshima University
23 Oct 2020
Therapeutic drugs, a novel test method, a fully automated testing process, and a way to conduct medical diagnosis remotely are just some of the research being done at Hiroshima University to beat COVID-19.
Asia Research News Partnerships
22 Oct 2020
Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit, November 18-20, VIRTUAL - from 2.30pm SGT
Nature Publishing Group
21 Oct 2020
Although most people are likely to accept a future vaccine against COVID-19 if one is proven safe and efficacious, the hesitancy of those who refuse vaccination could stall global efforts to achieve community immunity, suggests a study published in Nature Medicine.
Osaka City University
20 Oct 2020
Osaka City University detects cancer cells in 2ml blood samples and connects them back to their origin tumor – creating a new diagnostic tool that may aid in quicker and more accurate anti-cancer measures.
Kanazawa University
20 Oct 2020
Researchers at Kanazawa University and University of California, San Francisco report in Science that arbitrary proteins, when combined with anchoring and receptor proteins, can work as a signaling protein “morphogen” capable of engineered spatial patterning.
Hokkaido University
19 Oct 2020
Signal loss along optical communication networks could be cut in half if silica glass fibers are manufactured under high pressure.
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
16 Oct 2020
The Academy of Film (AF) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will present the Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2020 on 4 to 6 November (Wednesday to Friday).
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Horizon Journals
16 Oct 2020
Published: 15 Oct 2020 Institution: Horizon Journals Contact details: Prof. Nayan Kanwal 6121 W.J. Voaz Road, Fort Worth, TX 76169, Texas. USA [email protected] +1(209) 302 9591 News topics: Covid-19 Economic Effect Education Health History People Academic discipline: Social sciences Content type: Announcement Website: https://horizon-jhssr.com/index.php Horizon Oct. 2020 Issue
Tohoku University
16 Oct 2020
Using a single laser pulse that did not switch the ferrimagnetic layer, researchers demonstrated a much faster and less energy consuming switching of the ferromagnet.
Osaka City University
14 Oct 2020
Osaka City University unravels the atomic architecture of the “Nap” protein complex found on Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
13 Oct 2020
An astronomical physicist at IIUM is investigating how to improve the surface coatings on observatory mirrors to make them more sensitive to detecting ripples in the Universe.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
13 Oct 2020
The trick to extremely thin supercapacitors with improved performance is spraying graphene ink at an angle.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
12 Oct 2020
Scientists have estimated that the age of an individual does not indicate how likely they are to be infected by SARS-CoV-2. However, development of symptoms, progression of the disease, and mortality are age-dependent.
Tohoku University
12 Oct 2020
When an optical fiber is immersed in liquid, a high temperature, high speed jet is discharged. Researchers expect this to be applied to medical treatment in the future. Now, a research team from Russia and Japan has explored this phenomenon further and revealed the reasons behind the jet formation.
Duke-NUS Medical School
12 Oct 2020
Collaboration by researchers in Singapore and Australia lead to first-of-its-kind computational biology algorithm that could enable more effective cellular therapies against major diseases.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
12 Oct 2020
Governments around the world are taking steps to slow the pace of global warming. In the report titled "Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+", a 70 per cent reduction in carbon intensity by the year 2030 was set. Achieving this ambitious target will require a major change in behaviour at both the corporate and individual levels.
National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore
08 Oct 2020
Separate partnership with National Supercomputing Centre to enable Singapore Polytechnic’s staff and students to develop AI innovations for local industries
Tohoku University
07 Oct 2020
Adaptive radiation - the rapid evolution of many new species from a single ancestor - is a major focus in evolutionary biology. Adaptive radiations often show remarkable repeatability where lineages have undergone multiple episodes of adaptive radiation in distant places and at various points in time - implying their extraordinary evolutionary potential.
Asia Research News Partnerships
07 Oct 2020
An anticipated 100+ expert speakers from around the world will convene to discuss next-generation identity solutions and their capability to both transform society and counter identity-based fraud.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
07 Oct 2020
Young children in East Asia and the Pacific who attend preschool show better cognitive, language and socio-emotional development than those who don’t, according to a study published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
Tohoku University
06 Oct 2020
Tohoku University researchers have improved a method for probing semiconducting crystals with light to detect defects and impurities. The details of their 'omnidirectional photoluminescence (ODPL) spectroscopy' set-up were published in the journal Applied Physics Express, and could help improve the fabrication of materials for electric cars and solar cells.
Kanazawa University
06 Oct 2020
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Nature Communications the mechanism making some lung-cancer patients resistant to the drug osimertinib. In addition, they suggest a combined drug treatment resolving osimertinib resistance in the case of cancer cells expressing low amounts of AXL, a protein belonging to the class of receptor tyrosine kinases.
National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore
05 Oct 2020
ITE to leverage the power of high performance computing (HPC) for use in applied AI projects, workshops and training, and HPC-related student competitions in ITE-NSCC Singapore collaboration.
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Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
03 Oct 2020
A new apparatus improves how we study the effects of aiming high-field terahertz radiation at cells, with implications for regenerative medicine.
Humboldt squid size
Hiroshima University
02 Oct 2020
Marine biologists studying the genetic structure of the Humboldt squid population found it is vulnerable to overfishing by fleets on its migration path.
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
01 Oct 2020
Scientists have found an ingredient that makes a vaccine more effective through an approach more often seen in materials science – testing molecules that self-assemble into larger structures.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
01 Oct 2020
A Hokkaido University research group has successfully demonstrated that carbon-carbon (C-C) covalent bonds expand and contract flexibly in response to light and heat. This unexpected flexibility of C-C bonds could confer new properties to organic compounds.
Deep learning-based building damage assessment
Hiroshima University
01 Oct 2020
Researchers trained an AI to assess post-disaster building damage just by looking at aerial images of the aftermath.
Hiroshima University
01 Oct 2020
Scientists found out why people with Zellweger syndrome also get sick with genetic disorders linked to dysfunctions of the cilia or the cell’s “antenna.”
Saimyoji Temple main hall column painting
Hiroshima University
01 Oct 2020
Researchers uncovered ancient Buddhist paintings possibly dating back to over 1,300 years ago kept hidden in plain sight on soot-covered temple columns.