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Image of an ovarian granulosa cell tumor
Hokkaido University
03 Dec 2021
Examination of Japanese cases of gynecological cancer offers a better understanding of the profile of a rare ovarian tumor and could change treatment guidelines.
DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute
03 Dec 2021
With the upcoming field testing of the Gul.ai System prototype, the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and the University of Rizal System (URS) sealed a collaboration through the conduct of a virtual signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last 26 November 2021.
Tohoku University
03 Dec 2021
Two-dimensional materials exhibit highly desirable properties for advanced technologies, such as flexibility, superconductivity and more. Yet the mechanism by which they become has eluded scientists for some time. Through a novel monitoring and analysis method, researchers have revealed a critical mechanism in the development of 2D monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
02 Dec 2021
Researchers from the The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science use electron energy loss spectroscopy to understand local thermal behavior at grain boundaries in polycrystals
The first female doctor in Korea- Esther Park
Asia Research News
02 Dec 2021
Giants in History: Esther Park (1877-1910), born Kim Jeom-dong, was the first female Korean physician to practise modern medicine in Korea.
Immunofluorescence staining of uninfected and infected Vero E6 cells
Asia Research News
30 Nov 2021
Researchers at the Department of Microbiology at The University of Hong Kong have succeeded in the isolation of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant from clinical specimens. This is the first known research team in Asia that has succeeded in isolating the Omicron variant. The isolated variant will enable the development and production of vaccines against Omicron, which has been designated as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Tohoku University
30 Nov 2021
Despite significant advancements in computing technologies, they pale in comparison to the energy efficiency of human brains. Now, researchers from Tohoku University and the University of Gothenburg have developed a new spintronic technology for brain-inspired computing.
30 Nov 2021
Creating a broader and more dynamic marketplace for Inventions and Innovations
Illustrating the movement of the synthesized microrobots
Hokkaido University
29 Nov 2021
Synthesized microrobots that are capable of converting their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion in water have been developed by scientists at Hokkaido University.
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Lingnan University (LU)
29 Nov 2021
Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong will confer honorary doctoral degrees upon four distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society.
Our simulated result for resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) spectra of infinite-layer nickelate
Osaka Prefecture University
29 Nov 2021
In 2019, a new superconductor was discovered amongst the nickelates (nickel-based oxides), but only now have the underlying physical and chemical similarities with their Periodic-Table twin superconductors, the cuprates, been identified.
EdUHK App Helps Change Eating Habits
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
26 Nov 2021
The Hong Kong SAR Government’s 2018-19 Health Behaviour Survey showed that around 96% of residents aged 15 or over consumed less than five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. Added to this, almost 10% of these people ate processed meat at least once a day, on average. The World Health Organisation states that an unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are leading global risks to health, and its member states have agreed to halt the rise of diabetes and obesity in adults, teenagers, and of overweight children by 2025.
Osaka City University
26 Nov 2021
In a continuing effort to improve upon previous work, a research team at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, have applied their recently developed Bayesian phase difference estimation quantum algorithm to perform full configuration interaction (full-CI) calculations of atoms and molecules without simulating the time evolution of the wave function conditional on an ancillary qubit. Superior to conventional methods in terms of parallel execution of quantum gates during quantum computing, this new algorithm is expected to be much easier to implement in actual quantum computers.
Ehime University
25 Nov 2021
A joint research team with members from Ehime University and the Ehime University Senior High School developed an e-learning program to provide university-level information education to high school students, improving their information skills to the level of second-year university students or higher.
Min Chueh Chang
Asia Research News
25 Nov 2021
Giants in History: Min Chueh Chang (10 October 1908 – 5 June 1991) was a Chinese-American biologist who studied fertilization in mammalian reproduction.
Osaka City University
24 Nov 2021
Researchers from the Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine have shown in patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma who received cancer treatment that eliminating the hepatitis C virus with a direct-acting antiviral treatment reduces the risk of the liver cancer progression and increases overall patient survival.
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Singapore University of Social Sciences
24 Nov 2021
The Address is presented annually by an exceptional experiential educator, selected by The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Board.
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Singapore University of Social Sciences
24 Nov 2021
19 leading enterprises joined the learning enterprise alliance for workplace learning transformation.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
23 Nov 2021
Prof. Jae Youn Hwang, DGIST, developed a domain-adaptive deep learning technology for object segmentation with state-of-the-art performance
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
23 Nov 2021
A joint research team at the Division of Biotechnology, DGIST, confirmed that microplastics(MPs) ingested orally accumulate in the brain and act as neurotoxic substances.
photo of Prof Choi, Hongsoo and Dr. Jeon, Seongwoong at Robotics Engineering, DGIST
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
22 Nov 2021
The joint research team of Prof. Hongsoo Choi(DGIST) & Prof. Sung Won Kim(Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital), developed an hNTSC-based microrobot for minimally invasive delivery into the brain tissue via the intranasal pathway
Tohoku University
22 Nov 2021
Since the discovery of quasicrystals, solids that mimic crystals in their long-range order but lack periodicity, scientists have sought physical properties related to their peculiar structure. Now, an international group of researchers has reported a long-range magnetic order in QCs with icosahedral symmetry that turns ferromagnetism below certain temperatures.
EdUHK Clinical Research Unveils the Power of Sleep
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
19 Nov 2021
Poor sleep kills people through medical illnesses, traffic accidents (impaired concentration and decision making), and suicides (relating to mood disorders). Since joining The Education University of Hong Kong in 2015, Dr Esther Lau Yuet-ying, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, has been conducting a long-term research programme that sheds light on the underlying mechanisms of sleep deprivation and its negative effect on emotions, cognition and daily functioning. The findings have been disseminated via public media and workshops to education and government bodies and have led to changes in community attitudes and school policy. They have also resulted in the establishment and strengthening of clinical and consultation support for sleep health in universities and government departments.
National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore
19 Nov 2021
A new agreement between Japan’s Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore opens the path for Singapore researchers to regularly access and request for supercomputing resources from the world’s most powerful supercomputer, Japan’s Fugaku system. In the first such arrangement of its kind outside of Japan, Singapore researchers can now apply for available resources through an annual Call for Projects to Fugaku, which will be coordinated by NSCC and RIST.
Subjective sense of identity confusion and brain noise
Hiroshima University
19 Nov 2021
Feeling unsure of yourself? Your brain’s background noise may be interfering with the long memory signals communicated by your neurons’ electrical chatter.
Simpler, greener method for producing Grignard reagents
Hokkaido University
18 Nov 2021
A new method for creating one of chemistry’s most widely used class of compounds could revolutionize industrial processes, making them cheaper, simpler and more environmentally friendly.
A male brown bear observed in the Rusha area on the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, in 2018. Photo taken by Yuri Shirane.
Hokkaido University
18 Nov 2021
Surveys have revealed an upward trend in the number of brown bears over the past three decades in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Researchers at Hokkaido University have been investigating the causes and implications of the increase.
DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute
18 Nov 2021
Continuing its AI4EO initiative, the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), through the DATOS Project, PEDRO Center, and SARwAIS Project, has signed two separate memoranda of agreement with the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and Libmanan Water District (LiWaD), respectively.
A woman ahead of her time- Asima Chatterjee
Asia Research News
18 Nov 2021
Giants in History: Indian organic chemist Asima Chatterjee (1917 to 2006) studied the medicinal properties of plant products, especially compounds known as vinca alkaloids.
Glass as Stable as Crystal : Homogeneity Leads to Stability
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
17 Nov 2021
Researchers at The University of Tokyo use numerical simulations to model the process called devitrification during which glasses crystallize, which may help improve the long-term stability of glassy materials, like pharmaceuticals and smartphone screens.