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Tohoku University
12 Nov 2020
A team of researchers has discovered more about the grain-scale fluid connectivity beneath the earth's surface, shedding new light on fluid circulation and seismic velocity anomalies in subduction zones.
Duke-NUS Medical School
11 Nov 2020
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for cPass™ SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization Antibody Detection Kit on 6th November 2020.
Tohoku University
11 Nov 2020
Our bodies could be inducing mutations in the COVID-19 virus that activate immune cells to increase the production of pro-inflammatory molecules.
10 Nov 2020
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (10 November 2020) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has partnered with leading healthcare knowledge provider, the BMJ, to launch a new online coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Information Centre for healthcare professionals tackling the pandemic.
Tohoku University
10 Nov 2020
Researchers in Japan, the US and China say they have found more concrete evidence of the volcanic cause of the largest mass extinction of life. Their research looked at two discrete eruption events: one that was previously unknown to researchers, and the other that resulted in large swaths of terrestrial and marine life going extinct.
10 Nov 2020
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Ehime University
10 Nov 2020
Far too little is known about the long-term dynamics of the abundance of most macro-organism species. We used sedimentary DNA technology to quantify marine fish DNA abundance in sediment sequences spanning the last 300 years. This study first shows the existence of fish DNA in the sequences and proves that fish abundance can be tracked using sedimentary DNA, highlighting the utility of sedimentary DNA for researchers to acquire lengthy records of macro-organism species abundance.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
10 Nov 2020
Scientists create a 3D digital “twin” of an all-solid-state battery to visualize its interfacial microstructures in detail
Tohoku University
09 Nov 2020
A research team has developed a new method for creating metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films that can be applied to sensors and electric devices.
Duke-NUS Medical School
06 Nov 2020
Testing for mutations in RNF43, a protein that affects key cancer cell-growth pathway Wnt, gives clinicians actionable insights to tailor treatments better.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
06 Nov 2020
Scholars at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) garnered 16 education technology awards at the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN) in August 2020, including three Gold Medals, three Silver Medals, four Honour Prizes and six Special Prizes.
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City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
06 Nov 2020
A joint-study led by a team of marine ecologists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has found that the eco-engineered tiles can increase habitat complexity on seawalls in Hong Kong, thereby effectively enhancing the marine biodiversity. The Hong Kong study is part of a global research project on the relationship between habitat complexity and marine biodiversity on human-built marine structures.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo
05 Nov 2020
Research shows that Japan’s noncompulsory state of emergency generally succeeded in reducing human movement. A study from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science used mobile phone location data for January–April 2020 to record and plot movement of people in metro Tokyo during the emergence and first wave of COVID-19. They found a movement reduction of over 50%, which in turn limited social contact and slowed infection spread.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo
04 Nov 2020
The University of Tokyo introduced a system of gold nanorods that acts like a tiny light-driven motor, with its direction of motion is determined by the orientation of the motors. This work may lead to smaller and more precise nanomachines.
Duke-NUS Medical School
04 Nov 2020
Innovative research by scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School has shed light on the mysterious role of long non-coding RNAs in the development of pancreatic cancer and suggests potential new targets for precision cancer therapies.
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Hokkaido University
04 Nov 2020
Residents of Kabwe Town, Zambia, have very high blood levels of lead and cadmium, to such an extent that the symptoms of toxicity have been clinically observed.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled the second residency project, dedicated to blending art and science, has been conducted at the Science Cabin 215 of UNIST.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled the first residency project, dedicated to blending art and science, has been conducted at the Science Cabin 215 of UNIST.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed a new technique that controls the spatiotemporal resolution of Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) within a single image.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has developed a new nanocatalyst that recycles major greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), into highly value-added hydrogen (H2) gas.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has synthesized a film composed of densely packed diamond-like carbon nanofibers. l Image Credit: Kyoungchae Kim
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed a new approach for the highly spatially resolved human health risk assessment of both gaseous and particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
Professor Hyug Moo Kwon, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has published a review paper at 'Nature Review Nephrology'.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has developed a tiny micro supercapacitor (MSC), being small as the width of a person's fingerprint.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled 2D material-based ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sensor by synthesizing uniform large-area ReOxSy thin films.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), in partnership with Class 101, expands quality online lectures.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A design team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) honored with 2020 iF Design Awards in the communication design category.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
Eight faculty members, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been honored with the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Nov 2020
A group of students, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has created a map to help track the spread of the COVID-19 in Ulsan region.
Lingnan University (LU)
03 Nov 2020
A recent survey “Understanding Hong Kong and Mainland university students’ intentions to study overseas after the COVID-19 crisis”, conducted by the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University (LU) finds that only 16 per cent of respondents have plans to pursue postgraduate studies abroad. In addition, Hong Kong is the second most popular post-COVID study destination, just behind the US and ahead of the UK. The research team points out that the pandemic is shifting the mobility flow of international students, and that East Asian countries and regions are facing more opportunities in the increasingly competitive higher education sector for international students.