Medicine

News

24 Sep 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a new class of antibiotic drug candidates which has high potential to be developed into a new generation of antibiotics fighting against multi-drug resistant superbugs including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
20 Sep 2019
Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Bioinformatics Institute, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, USA, have discovered that the dengue virus changes its shape through mutations in Envelope protein to evade vaccines and therapeutics. The study also gives insights on the types of treatment strategies to use at different stages of infection. This could give rise to new approaches in vaccine development and treatment for dengue disease.
18 Sep 2019
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has successfully introduced a new genome sequencing technique for prenatal invasive genetic diagnosis. It offers enhanced sensitivity and accuracy of diagnosing lethal and severe congenital disorders through precise detection of pathogenic microdeletion or microduplication in the fetus, compared with the current practice karyotyping analysis and chromosomal microarray analysis (as known as fetal DNA chip testing). The team conducted a study on the innovation and the findings were recently published on the international journal Genetics in Medicine.
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.
17 Sep 2019
Last Call - Online Registration deadline - 20 September 2019
12 Sep 2019
The formation of excess fibrous tissue in the heart, which underlies several heart diseases, could be prevented by inhibiting specific proteins that bind to RNA while its code is being translated.
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.
10 Sep 2019
STAMP technology is a million times more sensitive and comprehensive to accurately detect and classify tumours from a small clinical sample
06 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has identified the sleep-promoting effects of dietary threonine, as well as its neurobiological principle.
05 Sep 2019
A research team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a system that can quantitatively complement the diagnosis of knee arthritis, which was performed only by x-ray and doctor’s judgment.
04 Sep 2019
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04 Sep 2019
The academic journal Lab on a Chip has selected UNIST Professor Joo Hun Kang as an Emerging Investigator in 2019.
03 Sep 2019
A research collaboration based in Japan has found a new pathological mediator of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which could have further implications for understanding the molecular breakdown that gives rise to the neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly half a million people around the world.
02 Sep 2019
Two teams of Occupational Therapy students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won awards at the 13th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2019) held in Canberra, Australia. The teams won Gold and Bronze awards in the Design Category of the Global Student Innovation Challenge of i-CREATe.
31 Aug 2019
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will commence clinical trials of Chimeric antigen receptor-T cell (CAR-T cell) therapy, with the first phase targeting patients with haematological malignancy. The plan is to increase the survival rate and prolong overall survival for these patients. To accomplish this goal, CUHK is planning to establish Hong Kong’s first CAR-T cell laboratory licensed with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). It is expected to complete construction in 2020 and start clinical trials once the GMP licence is obtained. The research team hopes the therapy can further cover patients with other cancer types in the future.
29 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has discovered that restoring a gene altered in Down syndrome called the Down syndrome critical region 1 (DSCR1) rescued adult neurogenesis and learning and memory defects in a Down syndrome mouse model (Ts65Dn).
DGIST Professor Jong Kyong Kim’s team in the Department of New Biology (right) and Researcher Eunmin Lee in the Department of New Biology (left)
29 Aug 2019
Successfully identified the existence of two types of 'gastric isthmus stem cells' with different roles and characteristics using a multi-color identification technology. Expects to clarify and treat causes of gastric diseases such as cancer.
27 Aug 2019
New study reveals enzyme plays key role in potentially fatal dengue haemorrhagic fever and shock; suggests clinically approved tryptase inhibitor could be key in future targeted treatment.
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).
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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19 Aug 2019
A new high-resolution approach using portable DNA sequencers provides a more complete genomic picture of antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.

Events

03 Sep 2008
UP Manila, Philippines - This conference is intended to be a venue to formalize networks and linkages among nurse researchers and research-based nursing institutions in the region.
12 Jul 2008
The sessions include "Promise and problems of molecular targeted therapiesin children: Lessons from Hedgehog pathway inhibitors", "Regeneration of the damaged Central Nervous System", "Imaging cognition and genetics" and "Aquaporin water channels: from atomic structure to clinical medicine"
16 Nov 2008
The conference aims to provide scientists and executives from academia, and pharmaceutical companies, with the detail information on drug development from natural products and traditional medicines.
11 Jun 2008
The British Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, a collaboration between Keio University and the British Embassy, commemorates the 150th anniversaries of the founding of Keio University, and the initiation of UK- Japan diplomatic relations. Four lectures will be held as a part of Keio's 150th Anniversary Commemorative Project and UK-JAPAN 2008.
10 Jun 2008
New York, USA - The United Nations will convene a Global Leaders’ HIV/TB Forum this June in an effort to boost UN's collective capacity to drive down HIV-associated TB deaths.
05 Jun 2008
Fujian, China - Interherb is the ideal location for industry practitioner to source for international and local healthcare products.
21 Oct 2008
KL, Malaysia - This seminar aims to increase the awareness and potentials of researchers, academicians, private sector, entrepreneurs and policy makers towards a greater concerted effort for the advancement of herbal research and industry.
01 Oct 2008
Manila, Philippines - The conference will tackle issues brought about by the changing global health scenario and consequent challenges to education in the health professions.
25 Jun 2008
Sarawak, Malaysia - This conference invites international speakers to share their knowledge and expertise in evidence-based practice with nurses and other allied health professionals to enhance the quality of patient care.
18 Jun 2008
The 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention 2008 will be held from the 18 - 20 June 2008 at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Postgraduate students and researchers are invited to attend. Early bird registration ends on 15 May 2008.
01 May 2008
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - The event focuses on Brain Impairment and Ageing. A range of other topics will be included.
01 May 2008
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia - The theme for the main meeting is Sun Surf Scintillation. The theme for the Pre-Meeting Symposium is Balls, Breasts and Photons.
05 May 2008
KL, Malaysia - this meeting will serve to promote the advancement of scientific knowledge and research in all aspects of nephrology, enhance cooperation and forge stronger links among all the members of the nephrology community.
25 Jun 2008
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia - The conference aims to promote the use of evidence in nursing to ensure quality care is delivered to the clients in an increasingly complex and challenging health care environment.
23 Apr 2008
The first scientific conference of Al Kadhimiyia Teaching Hospital (University Hospital in Al Kadhimiyia will be held in the hospital under the patronage of the Iraqi Minister of Health Dr Salih Al Hasnawi.
09 Sep 2008
Shanghai, China - MEDTEC China is a premier opportunity to source everything needed to design and produce the full spectrum of advanced medical devices.
02 Jul 2008
Tokyo, Japan - International trade fair specialized in API, where all pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers exhibit.
02 Jul 2008
Tokyo, Japan - Pharma Pack allows you to Meet top industry professionals and expose your technologies/ products/services to the Japanese pharmaceutical industry.
03 Apr 2008
Hong Kong - Polyphenols are a kind of chemical that may protect against some common health problems and possibly certain effects of aging. This symposium summarises current knowledge, and indicate the path for new major discoveries.
30 Apr 2008
Darwin, Australia - Plenary sessions will showcase leaders in Paediatrics and Child Health Care. These speakers will focus on the critical issues in the specialty areas.
19 May 2008
Antalya, Turkey - The program will include presentations by leading basic, clinical, and epidemiologic scientists on the latest discoveries in their areas.
04 Apr 2008
KL, Malaysia - The event brings you the best in professional development offerings, opportunities to network with and learn from peers in the field.
02 Nov 2008
The most definitive antibody event in Europe will be coming to Asia in 2008. Asia Antibody Congress 2008 will bring together thought leaders from pharmaceutical, biotech & start-up companies, CRO/CMOs, consultants & regulatory authorities.
14 Apr 2008
BioMedical Asia 2008, taking place 14 - 17 April 2008 in Singapore, is the largest and most comprehensive biomedical event in Asia Pacific where top minds from every continent will convene.
30 Apr 2008
Darwin, Australia - Paediatric and Child Health Nurses face many barriers in their practice; geographical, cultural, and professional to name a few. This conference aims to show that barriers can and must be crossed to improve health outcomes for children and young people.
31 Mar 2008
Bangkok, Thailand - This event brings together key authoritative figures, high-profile industry players, and experts from both local and regional markets to address the regulatory policies, latest developments, industry challenges & new investment opportunities in the Thai pharmaceutical industry.
26 Mar 2008
This seminar attempts to dissect the various opportunities and potential that are offered by bioscience and biobusiness, the concerns and challenges, market, the different disciplines of biobusiness from the ‘low-end’ to the ‘high-end’ applications, and also the incentive and support available for biotech entreprenuers.
25 Mar 2008
Prof. Choudhary will present on the recent developments in the biotechnology and chemistry of the medicinal plants along with the presentation of some of the results of research work carried out at Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
25 Mar 2008
We believe this will be an exceptional opportunity for you to learn about the application of next generation sequencing technologies for analysis of the leukaemia genome.
11 Apr 2008
Bangladesh - The event will feature the World’s spectrum of latest machinery, equipment & technology required by the Pharmaceutical Industry of Bangladesh, which is rapidly growing and with its fast pace looking beyond the borders of Bangladesh, is all set to become the emerging largest sector earning foreign exchange for the country.

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