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Asia Research News Partnerships
24 Sep 2019
Latest batch of speakers announced. Don't miss the chance to hear from these global industry leaders at the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology this November as they share different perspectives and insights on deep tech and emerging technologies today.
Duke-NUS Medical School
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.
Ehime University
20 Sep 2019
Dissolved oxygen in pore solution is often a controlling factor determining the rate of the corrosion process of steel bars in concrete. This study reports on the corrosion resistance and polarization properties of steel bars in a mortar specimen mixed with aerobic microorganisms. The addition of the microorganisms in mortar mixtures led to higher corrosion resistance, which was confirmed by the reduced rate of oxygen permeability, based on cathodic polarization properties.
Dr. Jin-Kyu Kang in the Division of Energy Technology (middle) and the research team
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 Sep 2019
DGIST Division of Energy Technology achieves the highest photoelectric conversion efficiency in the world. Huge expectations toward the commercialization of flexible solar cell that is applicable in various fields.
Asia Research News Partnerships
19 Sep 2019
Find out more at the 9th Vitafoods Asia in Singapore 25-26 September 2019.
Tohoku University
19 Sep 2019
Research groups from Tohoku University and Purdue University - which included Professor Hideo Ohno (the current president of Tohoku University) -jointly developed an unconventional spintronics device harnessing thermal fluctuations and showed a proof-of-concept for probabilistic computing.
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)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
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.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
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.
IOP Publishing
17 Sep 2019
A new study has estimated for the first time how the eruption of Mount Tambora changed the probability of the cold and wet European ‘year without a summer’ of 1816.
Duke-NUS Medical School
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.
Asia Research News Partnerships
17 Sep 2019
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optical nanotweezers
16 Sep 2019
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science develop a new “tweezer in a tweezer” concept for controlling nanoparticles in fluid with light.
Asia Research News Partnerships
13 Sep 2019
Singapore International Energy Week, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2019
IOP Publishing
12 Sep 2019
Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China’s success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs).
Duke-NUS Medical School
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.
National University of Singapore
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.
11 Sep 2019
Determination of the crystal structure of a DNA-stabilized silver nanocluster
National University of Singapore
10 Sep 2019
STAMP technology is a million times more sensitive and comprehensive to accurately detect and classify tumours from a small clinical sample
Asia Research News Partnerships
10 Sep 2019
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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
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.
Hokkaido University
05 Sep 2019
The dinosaur, whose nearly complete skeleton was unearthed from 72 million year old marine deposits in Mukawa Town in northern Japan, belongs to a new genus and species of a herbivorous hadrosaurid dinosaur, according to the study published in Scientific Reports. The scientists named the dinosaur Kamuysaurus japonicus.
Springer Nature
05 Sep 2019
The fossil, found in Japan, furthers our understanding of hadrosaur diversity in the Far East and hadrosaurid evolution during the Late Cretaceous period (100.5–66 million years ago). The research is reported in Scientific Reports this week
Asia Research News
05 Sep 2019
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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
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.
Asia Research News Partnerships
04 Sep 2019
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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
04 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated fluorine speeds up two-dimensional materials growth.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
04 Sep 2019
The academic journal Lab on a Chip has selected UNIST Professor Joo Hun Kang as an Emerging Investigator in 2019.
Hokkaido University
03 Sep 2019
A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI)
03 Sep 2019
Korea’s Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) will present some of their innovative advancements at the upcoming Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show.
Tohoku University
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.