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11 May 2023
- Target of implementing a faster and more efficient interface between semiconductor chips. Expected application in high-performance computing systems - Plan to undertake task from June 2023 funded by the Samsung Future Technology Promotion Project
11 May 2023
- DGIST receives commendations from the President and the Minister of Science and ICT for expanding scientific research achievements, domesticating future technology, social contributions, and promoting and disseminating research outcomes.
11 May 2023
Researchers from Osaka University identified a new protein, NICOL, and described its crucial role in the maturation of sperm, which itself is necessary for male fertility. Mice who lacked this protein were sterile. Such a discovery may have implications for the development of male contraceptives.
05 May 2023
Scientists have found a lipid transporter crucial to regulating the cells that make myelin, the nerve-protecting sheath.
Red junglefowl, the species from which the chicken was domesticated (Photo: Masaki Eda).
20 Apr 2023
Conclusive evidence of chicken breeding in the Yayoi period of Japan has been discovered from the Karako-Kagi site.
17 Apr 2023
Asia Research Newsは同所の女性研究者5名に、彼女らの研究について、そしてなぜKavli IPMUを選んだのか、これまでの同所での経験について話しを聞いた。それぞれ様々な背景を持ち、各分野で卓越している研究者らに、足かせのない女性がいかに飛躍できるかをみせてもらった。
14 Apr 2023
Research reveals a promising stem cell approach to correct photoreceptor cell degeneration, which underlies several forms of visual decline and blindness.
31 Mar 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are glowing worms named after ghosts, bacteria that can create plastic from thin air, and a water source on the moon.
31 Mar 2023
- Researcher startup MFR and student startup TIA have been selected among five innovative startups in the region - Startups will receive funds up to 100 million KRW for one year and the opportunity to collaborate with Samsung Electronics and its affiliates
31 Mar 2023
- DGIST student startups, CURE and TIA, proved the possibility of commercialization and investment attraction of their next-generation eco-friendly technology
31 Mar 2023
A total of 242 students (29 Ph.D., 87 master’s, and 126 bachelor’s) graduated in science and technology fields
23 Mar 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are how we are losing tribal languages, how living next to a road raises your blood pressure, and a flower hiding in plain sight.
facemarks, carbon dioxide
20 Mar 2023
Scientists from Alliance University, Bangalore, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Inha University, Hanyang University, South Korea, and Newcastle University in Singapore have developed a new and straightforward approach to turn used COVID-19 facemasks into potential absorbent materials that can be employed for carbon capture from atmosphere.
17 Mar 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a fish that is both transparent and multicolored, making mice grow antlers, and surgery on a very small heart.
08 Mar 2023
Women in Myanmar are playing an important role in peace efforts in the country as they advocate for both women’s rights and cooperation across parties.
big bang impression
07 Mar 2023
Asia Research News met five female researchers to learn about their research, what drew them to Kavli IPMU, and their experiences there. These women, from diverse backgrounds, excel in their fields and show what can be achieved when women are not held back.
07 Mar 2023
To understand Hong Kong youth's opinions on employment, poverty, a decent life, and related policies, as well as their income and expenditure, a recent survey, entitled “How low is the minimum wage? Report on Employment Dilemmas of the Poor New Generation”, jointly conducted by Lingnan University (LU) Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the Centre for Cultural Research and Development, shows that about 40 per cent of the interviewees described themselves as living in poverty, and most young people working full-time indicated that the statutory minimum wage (MW) is too low and they do not benefit from it.
23 Feb 2023
This year’s roster is the third cohort to be inducted into the Hall of Master Academic Clinicians, an honour conferred on exceptional clinician-educators at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre.
17 Feb 2023
Tree rings forecast extreme weather in central Asia, Squid 🦑and chemistry make versatile hydrogels, James Webb telescope reveals the earliest galaxies & Reducing negative effects of screen time. Read all in the latest Editor's Choice. Plus our latest journalist resource "Experts for Media: Antimicrobial Resistance "🦠.
16 Feb 2023
Lingnan University (LU) announced today (16 February) that Lingnan@WestKowloon, an off-campus learning hub for LU students and a meeting place with key stakeholders will be officially opened at M+ Tower of West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) in the 2023/24 academic year.
14 Feb 2023
- He is to lead the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences for a period of two years, from January 2023 to December 2024
13 Feb 2023
Researchers from Osaka University have shown sex-specific differences in the immune response to COVID-19 infection. By identifying and analyzing the immune cell population in COVID-19 patients, they showed that infection results in a reduced ratio of circulating follicular T regulatory (cTfr) cells to a network of antibody-producing proteins, correlated with dysregulated antibody production. This cTfr cell reduction is more significant in males, providing cellular evidence for the observed association between increased risk and male sex.
Lingnan University in Hong Kong and 10 universities in the Philippines sign a MoU today.
09 Feb 2023
To promote inter-university cooperation between Hong Kong and the Philippines, Lingnan University (LU)’s Office of Service-Learning (OSL) and 10 universities in the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (9 February).
25 Jan 2023
Researchers from Osaka University have identified a protein, FER1L5, that is essential for sperm to acquire fertilizing ability. Sperm from mice lacking this protein were unable to undergo the “acrosome reaction”, which releases molecules that facilitate fertilization, resulting in impaired male fertility. As FER1L5 is also present in human sperm, this work may lead to new diagnostic methods and treatments for male infertility in humans.
23 Jan 2023
New research from Osaka University indicates that more screen time at age 2 is associated with poorer communication and daily living skills at age 4—but when kids also play outdoors, some of the negative effects of screen time are reduced. Increasing outdoor play time could reduce the negative effects of screen time on daily living skills by almost 20%.
13 Jan 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are the growing trend of unique name pronunciations in Japan, an aquarium that can tell you about which fish you are looking at, and which professional baseballs are slipperiest.
Prof Eric Fong, President of the Hong Kong Sociological Association (left) presents the award to Kayson Lau (right).
10 Jan 2023
Kayson Lau Ho-wing, MPhil graduate of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy (SOCSP) of Lingnan University, has received 2021/22 Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA) Best Thesis Award for his thesis “Aging in Place or Stuck in Place? The Aging in Place Experiences of Older Adults in a Gentrifying Neighborhood in Hong Kong”.
The LEI collaborates with Sham Shui Po District Office of Home Affairs Department and Sham Shui Po Residents Association Limited to arrange volunteers to distribute 1,000 free air purifiers. (From left) Prof Paulina Wong Pui-yun, Assistant Professor of Science Unit of LU; Prof Albert Ko Wing-yin, Director of LEI of LU; Paul Wong Yan-yin, Sham Shui Po District Officer of the Home Affairs Department; Samuel Chan Wai-ming, Director of Sham Shui Po Residents Association Limited.
23 Dec 2022
The living environment of subdivided flats in Hong Kong has aroused extensive public concerns. A lot of community groups and research teams are committed to providing support for improvement. The Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) of Lingnan University in Hong Kong strives for driving the development of humanitarian technology for the betterment of humankind. Under its pilot project, a low-cost mini air purifier is developed to fit in sub-divided flats. The LEI collaborated with Sham Shui Po District Office of Home Affairs Department and Sham Shui Po Residents Association Limited today (23 December 2022) to arrange volunteers to distribute 1,000 free air purifiers, spreading care to families living in sub-divided units before the Christmas.
16 Dec 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are how we determine which animals we would eat or not, a robot with sticky magnetic feet that can climb, and coriander seeds that had a great holiday in space.
Lingnan University in Hong Kong holds the Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony today.
15 Dec 2022
At the Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony today (15 December), Lingnan University (LU) conferred honorary doctoral degrees upon three distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society. Prof Woo Chia-wei, GBS, CBE (吳家瑋教授)received a Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa [in absentia], Ms Anna Wu Hung-yuk (胡紅玉女士), GBS, JP received a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, and Dr Zhang Yimou (張藝謀博士) received a Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa [in absentia]. Ms Anna Wu expressed her gratitude to the University on behalf of all Honorary Doctorates. She also shared the importance of engagement and transformation to resolve conflicts. She said: “Many young people are pessimistic about the future of Hong Kong. Many need to heal their bruised spirit. What can be more important than encouraging our youths to explore the constraints and opportunities in the community together, and build a shared future for themselves and others? This is the time to equip them with essential transformative skills. Let them be the architects of human relations and create space for interaction and engagement.”

Events

14 Sep 2012
Kuo Pao Kun (1939-2002) was one of the most important dramatists, arts activists and public intellectuals of contemporary Singapore. At the tenth year of his passing, this international conference is organised to reflect on his works and ideology.
18 Feb 2012
Three researchers supported through the Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation project will present their findings at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), to be held February 16-20 in Vancouver, Canada.
16 Feb 2012
The Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is organizing the Symposium on Borneo Heritage 2012.
07 Feb 2012
PolyU is organising i-week for the second year with a theme on “Global Citizens” between 6 and 11 February 2012.
14 Feb 2012
Seminar which aims to production of niche furniture products using alternative resources.
27 Jan 2012
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) welcome entries for the fourth edition of the WASH Media Awards
29 Jun 2012
“Strengthening Islamic Banking and Finance: Towards ASEAN Economic Community 2015”
17 Jan 2012
International Conference on Global Movement of Moderates
18 Nov 2011
NOTHING TO DECLARE is an international art project aiming to contribute to contemporary discussions on migration will open at the University of the Philippines Jorge Vargas Museum, November 18, at 4pm and will run till 7 January 2012.
14 Nov 2012
The International conference on advances in plant sciences will be held from at Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The main objective of the Conference is to showcase advances in botanical research and conservation of plants across the globe.
19 Nov 2011
The 6th UUM International Legal Conference 2011 (ILC 2011), a biannual legal conference ortganized by the College of Law, Government and International Studies (COLGIS), Universiti Utara Malaysia, (UUM) will be held on 19-20 November 2011 (Saturday and Sunday) at Bayview Beach Resort Hotel, Batu Ferringghi, Penang., Malaysia.
06 Oct 2011
This lecture on daughter deficit and related issues in Bangladesh will be delivered by Prof. Naila Kabeer, an extensive researcher on gender with a special focus on South and Southeast Asia. It will be held in Ottawa, Canada on the 6th October.
24 Nov 2011
Academicians, researchers, scientists, policy makers and implementers, and government officials working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the developing/developed countries, are invited to participate in this international workshop.
18 Jun 2011
National Academic Conference (ENRICH 2011) will bring together leading academicians, researchers, scientists in Malaysia under the theme "Enriching Creativity and Innovation in the Frontiers of Knowledge and Intellectual Integrity for National Development".
22 Jun 2011
The ASEAN Conference on Scientific and Social Science Research 2011(ACSSSR2011) aims at providing a wide platform for researchers and individuals with a keen interest on ASEAN issues to share their knowledge and expertise.
02 Nov 2011
Chiang Mai University announces its Annual 11th SEAAIR (South East Asian Association for Institutional Research) Conference, to be held on 2-4 November 2011.
10 Mar 2011
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will host the fifth International Functional Food Symposium, which is themed on “Promoting Good Health and Developing a Sustainable Environment”, on its campus from 10 to 11 March 2011.
14 Dec 2011
The workshop takes on a comparative country perspective, seeking to interrogate controversial events, ideologies and personalities that defined the contours of the past and the present in countries across Asia and seeks to mark out differences and commonalities, connections as well as disjunctures between them.
19 Mar 2011
Conference for Undergraduates in Southeast Asia organised by Political Science Club, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
22 Jun 2011
The Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia, is hosting A-LIEP 2011: Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice- Issues, Challenges and Opportunities on 22-24 June 2011.
22 Feb 2011
The 1st Regional Health Sciences and Nursing Conference 2011 will bring together mainstream health professionals, academicians as well as health practitioners to address the latest in knowledge and research in order to find ways to collaborate and work together in order to provide the best possible care in Malaysia.
19 Jul 2011
This 13th International Conference on Translation will be held in Shah Alam, Malaysia from 19-21 July 2011. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia has been chosen to be the host
22 Feb 2011
The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum will open Topak, all in the mind on 22 February 2011, Tuesday, 4 in the afternoon at the Basement of the Vargas.
12 Jul 2011
CITA '11 has the theme 'Emerging Convergences And Singularity Of Forms: Are We Ready For Our Future Technological Advances?'.
18 Jan 2011
Toyohashi University of Technology will host an International Symposium on "Quality Assurance and International Standards of Engineering Education" as following schedule.
16 Aug 2011
ESME 2011 is a leading conference on education science and management engineering which will be held in Beijing, China during August 16-18, 2011.
15 Feb 2011
1st International Academic 2011 Conference - Exploring Leadership & Learning Theories in Asia
24 Nov 2010
RIKEN Yokohama institute Omics Science Center and Karolinska Institutet Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (Sweden) are holding a joint international doctoral course on the subject “Functional Architecture of the Cell Nucleus”.
17 Aug 2010
The Arab Technology Business Plan Competition is a regional Technology investment competition *for the entire Arab world* organized by Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) in cooperation with Intel Corporation.
09 Sep 2010
Korea International Art Fair is making its inroads into world art market to make the firm position of Asian contemporary art and it will be a great motive to make the art more diverse and active.

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Giants in history

Vietnamese surgeon Tôn Thất Tùng (10 May 1912 – 7 May 1982) developed a pioneering technique that reduced the risks and mortality rate of liver operations.
Michiaki Takahashi (17 February 1928 – 16 December 2013) was a Japanese virologist who developed the first chickenpox vaccine.
Maggie Lim (5 January 1913 – November 1995) was a Singaporean physician who promoted family planning and expanded the access to clinics to improve the quality of life for mothers and children in Singapore’s early days.
The founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute in India, Muthulakshmi Reddy (30 July 1886 – 22 July 1968), fought to uplift women and girls from impoverished situations.
Through her iconic stories featuring fictional scenes from the history of the Philippines, language teacher and academic Genoveva Matute (3 January 1915 – 21 March 2009) helped strengthen the Filipino identity.
Tsuneko (7 June 1933) and Reiji Okazaki (8 October 1930 – 1 August 1975) were a Japanese couple who discovered Okazaki fragments – short sequences of DNA that are synthesized during DNA replication and linked together to form a continuous strand.
Sir Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry Vishveshwarayya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962) is widely regarded as India’s most outstanding engineer. In a career that spanned almost his entire life, Vishveshwarayya played a pivotal role in several engineering projects, including designing the Krishnarajasagara dam that is still the source of irrigation and drinking water for parts of Karnataka today.
Indian scientist and physician Upendranath Brahmachari (19 December 1873–6 February 1946) is best known for creating a drug called Urea Stibamine, used to safely and reliably treat visceral leishmaniasis (or Kala-azar), a severe infection caused by the Leishmania parasite.
Ali
Little is known about Ali, a teenager from Sarawak, Malaysia, who was chief assistant to the famous naturalist Alfred Wallace. Most of what is known comes from Wallace’s writings. Ali accompanied Wallace on expeditions throughout the Malay Archipelago from December 1855 to February 1862.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Rajeshwari Chatterjee (24 January 1922 – 3 September 2010) was the first female engineer from Karnataka in India.