Medicine

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27 Sep 2018
Cockle shells could be potential scaffolds for tissue engineering.
To be or not to be a white blood cell, that is the question
26 Sep 2018
Japanese scientists have revealed a biological “switch” that influences whether an immature blood cell would develop into a red blood cell or a subtype of white blood cell called myeloid cells in response to infection or inflammation within the body.
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24 Sep 2018
ScreenMen is a mobile web app that educates, motivates and empowers men to undergo evidence-based health screening. It was developed rigorously based on theories, evidence and needs assessment. It is currently undergoing a randomised controlled trial to determine its effectiveness in improving screening uptake in men.
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24 Sep 2018
The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and do fewer physical or sports activities have been related to poor fitness level and excessive weight gain.
Malaria map
20 Sep 2018
Tools developed by Håvard Rue have transformed data analysis, interpretation and communication and are applied broadly: from modeling the spread of infectious diseases to mapping fish stocks.
Fluorescence images of pancreatic cancer micro-tumors
19 Sep 2018
A new cell culture platform allows researchers to observe never-before-seen behaviors of live cancer cells under the microscope, leading to explanations of long-known cancer characteristics.
18 Sep 2018
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) celebrates the grand opening ceremony of Cellular Responses to Metabolic Stress Research Center (CRMSRC).
18 Sep 2018
Partnership signed at TechInnovation 2018, Singapore
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18 Sep 2018
The large quantities of discarded antibiotics in Hong Kong’s landfills pose a pollution problem and a potential hazard to public health and ocean life, a new study by a Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) scholar says.
UNIST-WRIRM-UniBasel Organ Mimetic Research Center
17 Sep 2018
A research center, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) will initiate a research collaboration to develop human organs-on-chips for new drug discovery.
Mitochondria
12 Sep 2018
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
11 Sep 2018
Research counters the expectation that organs of babies with congenital heart disease are smaller than average.
Cosmetically smoothing over visible facial scars
11 Sep 2018
A novel cosmetic product, designed to fill small to moderate facial scars, has shown promise in covering such deformities in a small group of patients.
07 Sep 2018
Converging the latest cancer discoveries around the world, FCS 2018 promises ground-breaking and innovative insights into cancer research. Join us and learn from the foremost cancer experts as they share their newest findings.
04 Sep 2018
~ British Heart Foundation to tackle the suffering and devastation caused by heart and circulatory diseases with historic research award ~
01 Sep 2018
International study develops innovative method to discover new anti-epileptic drug in record time, with potential to do the same for other diseases.
30 Aug 2018
Japan's largest B-to-B trade show specialised in pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing concluded with huge success.
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29 Aug 2018
Chemists at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered the use of a metal compound that inhibits the enzyme closely associated with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most difficult forms of breast cancer to treat.
Fig. 1 An “eat me” signal makes severed neurons regenerate
27 Aug 2018
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified the series of molecules involved in the regeneration of damaged nerves in roundworm, showing that it largely overlaps with the signals used by the intrinsic removal system to take up and process dying cells.
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27 Aug 2018
A study by researchers at Nagoya University and other universities has indicated that feeding rats a high-sucrose diet only at night, when they are active, ameliorates high levels of fat accumulation in the blood and liver, avoiding the associated adverse effects of metabolic syndrome.
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24 Aug 2018
Cells that provide structural support to the intestine’s interior lining also have special defences against toxins.
23 Aug 2018
SINGAPORE, 22 August 2018 – A coalition of seven virology research institutions in Singapore, including Duke-NUS Medical School, has been inducted into the Global Virus Network as a Centre of Excellence, joining 42 other Centres of Excellence and seven Affiliates in 27 countries.
16 Aug 2018
Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have made some new discoveries regarding DHA. Their study has proven how DHA can only reach the brain if it is available in a certain form, and only if it can be transported to the brain effectively by a protein called MFSD2A.
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14 Aug 2018
Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have designed and fabricated a high performing self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite (the principal mineral component of bone tissue).
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14 Aug 2018
A new method to analyse a commonly understood route for antibiotic resistance could lead to earlier detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Catalyst: Higher Enantiomer Selectivity
10 Aug 2018
A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste and produces molecules with high selectivity of an enantiomer, a pair of molecular structures that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other.
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10 Aug 2018
A type of honey produced by stingless bees in Malaysia shows some protective effects against induced gastric ulcer in rats.
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06 Aug 2018
New recommendations could lead to more transparent reporting of Chinese herbal medicine clinical trial results.
Treating dementia with the healing waves of sound
23 Jul 2018
Ultrasound applied to the whole brain in mouse models helped improve cognitive dysfunction, and clinical trials are now underway to investigate if the treatment could help human patients with dementia.

Events

28 Aug 2007
Kelantan, Malaysia - The Third National Workshop on Scientific Writing is purposely constructed to guide participants to be active and skillful in writing scientific manuscript.
12 Jun 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Besides the participation of the OIC affiliated institutions such as the Islamic Development Bank, ISESCO, COMSTECH, various esteemed health-related international authorities and entities, namely the World Health Organization, UNICEF, CDC-US will also participate in this exclusive event.
09 Jun 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - Avian influenza and other emerging infectious diseases are of global public health concerns. This workshop will provide a platform for scientists in Thailand and the UK to discuss current issues and establish future research collaborations.
21 Jun 2007
Atlanta : This session will share the experience on possible resolution on the quality control, the interaction of botanical drugs with western medicine and the R&D strategy and the approval of the first NDA on botanical drugs in Taiwan.
02 Jun 2007
Shanghai, China - This symposium has as objective to provide participants with an insight into updated infertility management and a glimpse into the future. Participants will be provided with information on epidemiology of infertility in Asia and its impact on society and infertility service provided.
24 Jun 2007
Victoria, Australia : The themes are as broad or as narrow as you would like them to be: a tool to think about health, wellbeing, mobility in Asia and the Pacific.
27 Apr 2007
London - World renowned academics from Keio University and University College London will be presenting the latest advances in neuroscience research in this afternoon symposium. Attendance is free of charge.
02 Aug 2007
The Conference, themed Overcoming An Old Scourge With A New Face (HIV/TB Co-Infection) aims at highlighting the challenge of HIV/TB co-infection, and at the same time emphasising on the other core challenges of the TB control.
12 Jul 2007
A five-day congress with plenary sessions on the latest developments in the fields of bronchology and thoracoscopy, and educational thematic sessions.
23 Jan 2008
The aim of the Symposium is to stage a forum in which researchers and scientists working in the field of avian influenza can exchange information and experience, which could possibly lead to future research collaborations.
17 May 2007
The conference will highlight issues on Chinese regulation and infrastructure for clinical trials, Current status of regulation and clinical trials in Asian countries and Asian development strategy and clinical operations
31 May 2007
Paris, France - This international event wil gather veterinarians, medical experts, government officials, scientists and economic decision-makers from countries all over the world touched by the spread of Avian Influenza.
21 Apr 2007
The Forum will offer a unique opportunity for leading regional and international experts to come together with a unified goal of addressing the specific issues surrounding the provision, and future needs, of effective cancer care in Asia. The Forum will focus on the ten most prevalent cancers in Asia-Pacific.
17 Mar 2007
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), India - The objective of the proposed seminar is to disseminate and exchange the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of pharmaceutical nanotechnology as a mean of treating the diseases through most efficient mode of controlled and targeted drug delivery.
14 Mar 2007
The International Conference in Quantum Bio-Informatics Center (QBIC) will be held at Noda Campus of Tokyo University of Science from March 14 to March 17, 2007
20 Mar 2007
Uttar Pradesh, India - According to WHO reports, the international market of herbal products is estimated to be US 62 billions. But there's a relatively lower share of medicinal and aromatic plants in agriculture systems. This seminar explores the reasons and finds solutions.
07 Mar 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - This event is held in conjunction with the 5th Southeast Asia Soyfood Seminar and Tradeshow.
09 Sep 2007
Taipei, Taiwan - The theme of the congress is "Diet, Nutrition and Optimal Health: From Food Supply to Nutrigenomics."
16 Apr 2007
Istanbul, Turkey - The theme of the conference is "Consequences and control of micronutrient deficiencies - Science, Policy and Programs - Defining the Issues
29 Mar 2007
The theme of the conference is "Current Concerns in Adolescent Nutrition". Topics that will be given particular attention include health problems affecting adolescent (e.g. obesity, diabetes, anemia), eating habits and sports nutrition.
01 May 2007
Nanjing, China - The workshop aims to be a highly communicative meeting place for researchers working on a wide range of biomedical topics.
05 Mar 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Despite some progress made in tackling the traditional OHS problems, the accident and fatality rate due to occupation is still high especially in developing countries. It is estimated that the risk of accident in developing countries is 10 to 20 times higher than the industrialised countries
08 Feb 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - Medical tourism is bringing a new breed of travellers. They have particular needs, they are going to these locations for a specific reason, and reports are showing that their daily spend is more than double that of other tourists.
30 Nov 2007
Unsustainable living, climate change and disassociation from nature are beginning to take their toll and disastrous repercussions for human health and survival are anticipated by researchers across the globe. The transdisciplinary nature of ecohealth is an innovative way of addressing these issues.
09 Mar 2007
The aim of the Course shall be to cover topics in core pediatric nephrology that are of practical relevance to pediatricians.
22 Jul 2007
As the fourth conference in the HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention series, IAS 2007 will feature reports on the latest developments in the areas of basic, clinical and prevention science.
12 Feb 2007
The workshop will bring together leading investigators from industry, universities, as well as research institutes in Southeast Asia to present and discuss the use of various animal models including Drosophila, zebrafish, chick and mouse in their research.
15 Oct 2006
Training in good counseling skills is a priority to enable the infected learn how to live positively. Counseling is best done by those already infected. They have the experience of living with the virus themselves. What they need next are communication and counseling skills so as to reach those newly infected and affected.
24 Oct 2006
The objective is for the protein researchers to keep abreast with this rapidly growing area, and to promote exchange of knowledge and expertise among the protein researchers in Thailand.
02 Oct 2006
The field of bioinformatics has been a major part of drug discovery, with a key role in validating drug targets. This objective of this course is to introduce the participants to the current genomic information of insect vectors and to promote applications of bioinformatics and post-genomic tools in molecular entomology research.

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