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Duke-NUS Medical School
02 Nov 2023
• Duke-NUS scientists’ study shows metabolic elasticity is driven by genes. • It is also dependent on diet, declining with a high-fat diet, while improving with intermittent fasting.
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Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
02 Nov 2023
Future missions will be able to find signatures of violating the parity-symmetry in the cosmic microwave background polarization more accurately after a pair of researchers has managed to take into account the gravitational lensing effect, reports a new study in Physical Review D, selected as an Editors' Suggestion.
Osaka University
02 Nov 2023
A researcher from Osaka University has investigated the associations between mask usage and the reasons people give for wearing a mask. Online surveys were conducted before and after policies that downgraded the status of COVID-19. The study found that 59% of respondents continued wearing masks even after policy changes. Several sociological and psychological reasons other than disease prevention for mask usage were identified.
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
31 Oct 2023
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is committed to promoting innovative, inspirational and interactive education and research. In the latest World University Rankings 2024, announced by Times Higher Education (THE), CityU is ranked among the top 10% of universities worldwide for the fifth consecutive year. This year, CityU rose from 99th to 82nd in the global ranking. It is ranked No.1 in the “Industry” and No. 2 in “International Outlook” categories, top among local universities, and improved in the “Research Quality” category. CityU believes its rise in the rankings is related to capital investment and income driven by CityU’s flagship innovation and entrepreneurship programme, “HK Tech 300”, as well as the deployment of new ranking metrics.
Osaka Metropolitan University
30 Oct 2023
A research team at Osaka Metropolitan University has developed a new simulation method that accurately predicts powder mixing using AI, and has succeeded in increasing calculation speed by approximately 350 times while maintaining the same level of accuracy as conventional methods. This method is expected to not only pave the way for more efficient and precise powder mixing processes but also open up new possibilities for industries seeking to enhance product quality and streamline production.
Asia Research News Partnerships
30 Oct 2023
This prestigious event will feature 400 education leaders from schools and higher education establishments across Asia, taking the stage to share insights and best practices on shaping the digital future of education.
Osaka University
29 Oct 2023
To quickly and accurately characterize prospective materials for use in solar energy, researchers built an automated system to perform laboratory experiments and used machine learning to help analyze the data they recorded. Their goal is to identify semiconductor materials for use in photovoltaic solar energy, which are highly efficient and have low toxicity.
Asia Research News
27 Oct 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are parasites that borrow their hosts genes, how waste feathers can be used in hydrogen fuel cells, and a poor bird that was caught up in a powerful typhoon.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
- DGIST developed an image sensor technology that automatically analyzes phenomena in cardiac muscle cells, such as calcium dynamics and impulse patterns, based on multi-mode images combining holograms and calcium. - This technology can be used to examine characteristics of calcium dynamics and cellular motility depending on drugs inserted, thus being a core technology for new drug development customized for patients.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
- A DGIST graduate student developed a super-resolution non-linear hyper-spectral imaging method and published a research paper on it as the lead author in PhotoniX, a renowned international academic journal.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
- Professor Park’s research team at DGIST has successfully developed domain-adaptive AI specialized in medical images - Contributes to saving cost and time in developing deep learning models for multi-center medical image analysis
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
- A research team led by Professor Jong-min Choi at the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, DGIST, has successfully developed stable quantum dot thin films, which can improve efficiency and stability in perovskite quantum dot solar cells. - Suggests a new quantum dot surface stabilization strategy based on a non-polar solvent and covalent ligands
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
- This educational institution held a ceremony at the DGIST Convention Hall on September 6 to commemorate the 19th anniversary of its foundation.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
- The developed image translation model can yield accurate classification results despite the use of biased data for the training of a deep learning model. - This solution is expected to be applied in various fields, such as self-driving, content creation, and medicine.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
- This team developed the PAINT technology that controls the adhesive properties of new organic materials, analyzes melanin formation processes, and facilitates selective melanin formation. - A research paper on the technology, which fabricates local patterns based on melanin-like pigments, was published in Nature Communications, an international academic journal.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
27 Oct 2023
DGIST expands its global student exchange partnerships after concluding agreements with Grenoble INP-UGA in France and NYCU in Taiwan.
Osaka University
26 Oct 2023
Research from Osaka University demonstrates a nanopore-based technique that can detect different variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The method was very effective in detecting the Omicron variant of the virus in the saliva of people with COVID-19.
Osaka University
26 Oct 2023
Research out of Osaka University finds an overlap in the mechanism of hair color determination and bone resorption, which is associated with bone related diseases like osteoporosis. The findings revealed that proteins named Rab32 and Rab38 play pivotal roles in bone resorption in osteoclast, cell specialized in the process. These proteins are also crucial for pigmentation of hair and skins.
Pair-bonded Java sparrows examined in the study. (Photo: Soma Lab)
Hokkaido University
25 Oct 2023
Pair-bonded Java sparrows show enlarged eye rings to signal breeding readiness.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
24 Oct 2023
It is estimated that over 80% of engineering failures are due to material fatigue, so the fight against metal fatigue failures continues, as this is a key parameter for lightweight structures for all mechanical systems, such as aircraft, automobile and energy-production systems. Recently, joint research by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University achieved a breakthrough by creating an aluminium alloy with unprecedented fatigue resistance using advanced 3D printing techniques. The new fatigue-resistance strategy can be applied in other 3D-printed alloys to help develop lightweight components with increased load efficiency for various industries.
Osaka University
24 Oct 2023
Research out of Osaka University investigated the effect of increased cell temperature on the contractility of skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle by heating the muscle proteins using advanced microscopical techniques. The findings indicated that skeletal muscle is more sensitive to increases in temperature than cardiac muscle, and that heating can rapidly activate the contractile proteins of skeletal muscle, thereby improving muscle performance.
Osaka Metropolitan University
24 Oct 2023
A research team from Osaka Metropolitan University has found that polysulfides are abundant in broccoli sprouts. They found that the amount of polysulfides increased dramatically during growth, by an approximately 20-fold in seeds by the fifth day of germination. Furthermore, a comprehensive analysis of the polysulfides detected a number of polysulfide candidates whose structures have not yet been determined. The identification of these unknown polysulfides and detailed analysis of their pharmacological activities are expected to enable the development of new preventive and therapeutic strategies and medicines for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, inflammation, and other diseases.
Reaction pathway of the hydroflux process to form layered lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) at 300 °C. (Illustration: Masaki Matsui)
Hokkaido University
24 Oct 2023
Layered lithium cobalt oxide, a key component of lithium-ion batteries, has been synthesized at temperatures as low as 300°C and durations as short as 30 minutes.
Scheme of safety evaluation by DANGER analysis
Hiroshima University
23 Oct 2023
Risk-averse on/off-target assessment for CRISPR editing without reference genome
Asia Research News Partnerships
23 Oct 2023
[Kuala Lumpur, 21 October 2023] - The MTE 2023 Sustainable Development Goals International Innovation Awards & Expo, a virtual expo held from 18th to 20th October 2023, witnessed a gathering of visionaries, innovators, and advocates committed to advancing the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
MAP Academy
23 Oct 2023
The Cholamandal Artists' Village was established in 1966 to encourage self-sufficiency, community living and the creation of a South Indian visual identity. Since then, it has undergone a transformative journey. Discover its history and achievements.
Asia Research News
20 Oct 2023
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are helping to speed up chronic wound healing by gently moving skin cells, distinct species of Japanese honeybees, and how the world’s smallest flowing plant can help astronauts.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
20 Oct 2023
A huge step forward in the evolution of perovskite solar cells recorded by researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will have significant implications for renewable energy development. The CityU innovation paves the way for commercialising perovskite solar cells, bringing us closer to an energy-efficient future powered by sustainable sources.
Tohoku University
20 Oct 2023
Graphene is often referred to as a wonder material for its advantageous qualities. But its application in quantum computers, while promising, is stymied by the challenge of getting accurate measurements of quantum bit states with existing techniques. Now, Tohoku University researchers have developed design guidelines that enable radio-frequency reflectometry to achieve high-speed electrical readouts of graphene nanodevices.
Ehime University
20 Oct 2023
Evaluation of developmental toxicity in early chicken embryos exposed to tris(2-chloroisopropyl) phosphate