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Infographic showing the process of transcription and translation from DNA to RNA to protein.
28 Nov 2019
Despite great investments, an effective drug-based treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia among the elderly, remains elusive. Scientists led by Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with Monash University, have published an online atlas of gene expressions at single-cell level in Alzheimer’s disease brains, aiming to boost to efforts to identify gene targets for drug development.
A single glucose-excited CN neuron extends bifurcated axonal branches
23 Oct 2019
When a fly eats sugar, a single brain cell sends simultaneous messages to stimulate one hormone and inhibit another to control glucose levels in the body. Further research into this control system with remarkable precision could shed light on the neural mechanisms of diabetes and obesity in humans.
26 Sep 2019
Hokkaido University researchers have shown how chronic pain leads to suppression of the brain reward system.
Professor Eun-Kyoung Kim in the DGIST Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (left) and Seolsong Kim, an integrated M.S.-Ph.D. program student (right)
19 Sep 2019
Professor Eun-Kyoung Kim’s team in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences discovered the mechanism underlying the regulation of energy metabolism by hypothalamic tanycyte. Proposed a new research direction to develop an enhanced obesity treatment.
17 Sep 2019
Differential changes in brain functional network connectivity in people with mild cognitive impairment may aid early tracking of Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular disease.
12 Sep 2019
A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.
27 Aug 2019
An international team of researchers, affilated with UNIST has identified a new gene that causes drug resistance against Novartis’s breakthrough cancer drug, Gleevec (Active ingredient: imatinib).
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated new solvent-free, single lithium-ion conducting COF.
Professor Kyung-Tai Min and Soyeon Lee
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.
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)
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.
12 Jul 2019
As people age, the way different areas of their brain communicate with one another change, affecting thought processes and attention span.
18 Jun 2019
Researchers in Singapore have discovered the mechanism behind how neural stem cells in fruit flies are activated to stimulate the generation of new brain cells.
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24 May 2019
A research team in South Korea has clarified the expression of antidepressant efficacy by modulating hippocampal mossy cells. It is expected to provide a basis to understand the mechanism of existing anti-depressants and contribute greatly to the development of next generation depression treatment.
New cognitive training game
21 May 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new cognitive training game aimed at improving road safety among elderly drivers. The game, "Cognitive Training for Car Driving" (CTCD), requires only a set top box and a TV, and for users to play it regularly.
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02 May 2019
Researchers in South Korea and Singapore have, for the first time, developed a chemical probe that enables live-imaging of a type of immune cells in the brain, known as microglia, in a live animal brain.
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30 Apr 2019
Exposure to antidepressants in the womb leads to autistic-like behaviour in full-grown offspring in an animal model, according to a new study led by Duke-NUS Medical School.
10 Apr 2019
Designated as a KELAF and held signboard hanging ceremony as organized by the Ministry of Drug and Food Safety. To lay the foundation for advanced bio research by securing the reliability and ethicality of animal experiments
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09 Apr 2019
Research achievement through an Undergraduate Group Research Program (UGRP) was published in an international scientific journal. The finding is expected to lay a foundation for the development of a new personality test method that can complement the existing psychology test.
What and where in the processing of body-part information
05 Apr 2019
Our brain tells us where parts of the body are in space. We know without looking if our arm is in the air, our foot is in front of the other or beside it. It is called proprioception or body localization and helps us locate our body parts.
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28 Mar 2019
A scholar from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) (HKBU) has developed a new series of games which can be used to train and test children’s reading, writing and word identification skills at an early age.
Functional MRI (fMRI)
26 Mar 2019
Researchers identify a part of the brain that helps execute cooperative tasks.
20 Mar 2019
The drugs aided retrieval of long-term object memories in both mice and humans.
11 Mar 2019
HKUST signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) together with Boston Children’s Hospital – a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital (Harvard), the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford), and University College London (UCL) today.
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06 Mar 2019
A research team consisting of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have uncovered the mutational mechanism of how a rare and deadly brain cancer –secondary glioblastoma (sGBM) – progresses from its less lethal type.
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01 Mar 2019
An award-winning device employs nanotechnology to safely grow neural stem cells for replacement therapy research.
Learning community
18 Feb 2019
A multi-generational learning programme shows Hong Kong university students can learn much from older people in the community.
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12 Feb 2019
Study illustrates the links between brain energy metabolism and neuronal activity.
Professor Du-Seock Kang and Professor PannGhill Suh
23 Jan 2019
A team of researchers has discovered a key protein that serves as the basic element for the development of intracellular structure of nerve cells.
Ficus deltoidea
17 Jan 2019
The mistletoe fig reduces toxic oxidative stress in diabetic rat brains, while also keeping the cortex wrinkly and improving cognition.

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Toru Kondo is Professor of the Division of Stem Cell Biology at the Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University.