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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
17 Jan 2020
Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System and determined that they likely originated from outside of the Solar System.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
17 Jan 2020
Assessing the social science research landscape of developing countries reveals key challenges to building strong and influential research systems.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
17 Jan 2020
Half a century of metal testing aims to make Japan’s industries safe.
Asia Research News Partnerships
16 Jan 2020
The Smart Wearable Device Asia Pacific Summit (SWAP) 2020, hosted by Duxes, took place at the Marco Polo Hotel in Shenzhen, China, from January 13-14.
Duke-NUS Medical School
15 Jan 2020
First-of-its-kind study led by Duke-NUS Medical School and National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) applies experimental methodology using human neural cells and brain organoids to investigate mechanism underlying epileptic seizures in Angelman syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.
Hokkaido University
15 Jan 2020
A gassy insulating layer beneath the icy surfaces of distant celestial objects could mean there are more oceans in the universe than previously thought.
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
15 Jan 2020
A new method could speed up drug discovery and lead to purer, side-effect-free medications.
Asia Research News Partnerships
15 Jan 2020
Opening plenary lecture by Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Nobel Prize in Physics (2010), at the Global Young Scientists Summit 2020.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
15 Jan 2020
Astronomers uncovered the true identity of the fireball spotted on April 29, 2017.
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International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
14 Jan 2020
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women’s participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform.
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
14 Jan 2020
A new approach uses two types of stem cells to repair both heart muscle and blood vessels damaged during severe heart attacks.
National University of Singapore
14 Jan 2020
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a personalised assessment tool which can detect the incidence of cancer, predict patient survivability and determine patient suitability for immunotherapy cancer treatment.
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
14 Jan 2020
A Chinese medicine research team at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has identified a unique polysaccharide marker from the caterpillar part of Cordyceps sinensis, and successfully applied it to the qualitative and quantitative authentication of this valuable Chinese herbal medicine. This novel, low-cost method can authenticate Cordyceps sinensis in an hour.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
13 Jan 2020
Analysis of the Nomura’s jellyfish genome has identified unique genetic adaptations that helped them become early, successful multi-cellular predators.
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
13 Jan 2020
A hyperactive gene response to Japanese encephalitis virus infection ultimately leads to brain inflammation.
National University of Singapore
13 Jan 2020
A team of NUS researchers have come up with the pH Watch, an ‘add-on’ to a wearable health monitoring gadget that can tell users about the condition of their health from their sweat pH.
Asia Research News Partnerships
13 Jan 2020
The war against antibiotic resistance requires a conceptual revision, namely design and creation of new types of degradable antibiotics with novel intracellular interactions, says Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009) laureate Ada Yonath.
Smart pet wearable necklace
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
13 Jan 2020
DGIST startup 'N-Side' to showcase the products applying graduate students' research findings in 'CES 2020'. Presented a smart necklace to commune with pets using a wireless sensor.
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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
12 Jan 2020
The design boosts the image appeal of LCD-generated holographic scenes while retaining the popular flat-panel format.
brain memory concept
Hokkaido University
12 Jan 2020
The drugs helped mice and humans recall long-term object memories.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
10 Jan 2020
A material aims to deliver a one-two punch: recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of more sustainable hydrocarbon fuels.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
10 Jan 2020
An implantable device has the potential to revolutionize how neuroscientists study the brain and treat diseases.
Andromeda Galaxy
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
09 Jan 2020
Searching for tiny, ancient black holes proposed by Stephen Hawking to see if they might be dark matter.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
09 Jan 2020
A small molecule could hold the key to tackling the protein build-up in nerve cells that occurs in several devastating neurological disorders.
Conceptual diagram of this research.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
09 Jan 2020
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars.
The cathode is designed to facilitate the uptake and release of oxygen, processes that are needed for discharging and charging a lithium-air battery.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
09 Jan 2020
A low-cost catalyst on a sulphur-doped, porous, carbon nanostructure improves the performance of lithium batteries that run on air.
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
08 Jan 2020
Researchers observe a key gene during embryonic development in single live mouse cells for the first time, providing insight about how the precise timing of development is controlled.
child, autism, Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
08 Jan 2020
Much-needed insight into raising young children with autism in Malaysia highlights the need to improve local research, awareness, acceptance and support services.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
08 Jan 2020
New findings could lead the way towards treatments for intellectual disability in Down syndrome.
A smart wearable real-time diagnosis sensor applying complex nature-mimicking structure
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
07 Jan 2020
Dramatically improved sensor stability with complex structural design that mimics snake motions, spider webs, and paper craft. Expected to be applied in various fields such as bio-diagnosis, smart skin, clothes, and livestock diagnosis.