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Asia Research News Partnerships
17 Dec 2019
The Global Young Scientists Summit 2020 in Singapore gathers new and returning eminent scientists and talented young researchers worldwide to convene in Singapore, to spark new ideas and innovations.
National University of Singapore
17 Dec 2019
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that the effective population size and genetic diversity of Singapore’s Cynopterus brachyotis, believed to remain widely unaffected by urbanisation, has shrunk significantly over the last 90 years – revealing that the current biodiversity crisis may be much broader than widely assumed, affecting even species thought to be common and tolerant of fragmentation and habitat loss.
ALMA and NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of a young galaxy surrounded by a gaseous carbon cocoon.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
16 Dec 2019
Researchers have discovered gigantic clouds of gaseous carbon more than a radius of 30,000 light-years around young galaxies using ALMA.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
13 Dec 2019
Researchers in Korea have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent.
Nagoya University
13 Dec 2019
JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth.
Asia Research News Partnerships
11 Dec 2019
Join Shelley Peterson, Emerging Technologies Lead and Principal Investigator for Augmented Reality at Lockheed Martin, as she speaks at EmTech Asia this February.
IOP Publishing
11 Dec 2019
Rivers in southeast Asia transport more plastic to the ocean than some rivers in Europe, evidence from a new study in Environmental Research Letters suggests.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
10 Dec 2019
IAP outlines a set of measures to protect forests and fight climate change in response to the ongoing global crisis surrounding deforestation and forest burning
Ehime University
10 Dec 2019
A new hydrous phase, ε-AlOOH, was observed to be stable at pressures above ~200 GPa. The stability of ε-AlOOH at extremely high pressures may affect the modelling results of the internal structure and deep water circulation of some extra-solar planets, such as terrestrial super-Earths, because the hydroxide may store water in these regions.
Springer Nature
10 Dec 2019
Applications are now open for The Spinoff Prize – a new award for visionary, science- based companies that are on their way to making a commercial impact; winning Spinoff to receive a prize of €30,000; applications open until Feb 28, 2020
Springer Nature
10 Dec 2019
Users of Nature.com to benefit from better off campus user experience
Springer Nature
10 Dec 2019
Latest Nature Index supplement shows US-China research collaborations to be stronger than ever, while UK-EU collaborations stall
Nagoya University
09 Dec 2019
A chemical cage suppresses the activity of a biological clock regulator in the dark and releases it with light, showing potential for future treatments of circadian-clock-related diseases.
Springer Nature
09 Dec 2019
A personal account of bonobo and chimpanzee behaviour by a renowned Japanese primatologist explains what and why we should learn from our closest relatives.
Tohoku University
09 Dec 2019
Researchers have announced the demonstration of high-speed spin-orbit-torque magnetoresistive random access memory cell compatible with 300 mm Si CMOS technology.
Duke-NUS Medical School
09 Dec 2019
Inaugural Nipah virus Conference convenes leading experts to strengthen global collaboration, improve efforts to combat deadly virus.
Tohoku University
09 Dec 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have discovered a way to detect carbon impurity in nitride semiconductors using light.
Tohoku University
09 Dec 2019
Centipedes not only walk on land but also swim in water.
Asia Research News
06 Dec 2019
Chika Kuroda (24 March 1884 – 8 November 1968) was a Japanese chemist whose research focussed on the structures of natural pigments.
A research team, led by Prof June M. Kwak
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
06 Dec 2019
Scientists in Korea find a protein that mediates the interaction between the cellular systems involved in rapid responses against foreign genes in plants
Asia Research News Partnerships
04 Dec 2019
MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ list for the Asia Pacific region honours 10 women and 10 men. In association with EmTech Asia 2020, the list celebrates 20 researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are changing the world.
Hokkaido University
04 Dec 2019
A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents.
Tohoku University
04 Dec 2019
Researchers from Tohoku University have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. The research team, led by Associate Professor Naoto Hirano of the Center for Northeast Asian Studies, published their discovery in the in the journal Deep-Sea Research Part I.
03 Dec 2019
Enlit is the new brand for the worldwide series of POWERGEN and Utility Week events
Hokkaido University
29 Nov 2019
Cold waves triggered by sea ice loss in the Arctic are memorized in the Eurasian Continent, amplifying cooling in the winters to follow, according to a joint research team between Hokkaido University and Niigata University in Japan.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
29 Nov 2019
Scientists have discovered non-coding RNA has a novel role to fine-tune gene expressions during stress recovery, getting closer to uncovering a 30-year-old nuclear mystery.
Infographic showing the process of transcription and translation from DNA to RNA to protein.
Duke-NUS Medical School
28 Nov 2019
Despite great investments, an effective drug-based treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia among the elderly, remains elusive. Scientists led by Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with Monash University, have published an online atlas of gene expressions at single-cell level in Alzheimer’s disease brains, aiming to boost to efforts to identify gene targets for drug development.
Tohoku University
28 Nov 2019
New molecules that tag cellular components for removal could lead to drugs for a wide range of diseases.
Asia Research News
27 Nov 2019
Singapore’s first and largest co-working laboratory and office space is fully equipped and designed to help biotech start-ups commercialise breakthrough innovations
Tohoku University
27 Nov 2019
Why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stage of lung cancer? Researchers investigated the ability of anti-cancer agents to affect early-stage lung metastatic tumors.