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Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
26 Aug 2021
A multi-functional, small molecule can tag mutant genetic sequences inside mitochondria for removal.
Distinguished Professor Reiko Kishi, Hokkaido University Center for Environmental and Health Sciences, recipient of the ISEE 2021 John Goldsmith Award.
Hokkaido University
26 Aug 2021
Distinguished Professor Reiko Kishi of the Hokkaido University Center for Environmental and Health Sciences was honored with the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)’s prestigious 2021 John Goldsmith Award, on August 26, 2021.
LU
Lingnan University (LU)
26 Aug 2021
Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong organised a series of online orientation activities to welcome about 850 new undergraduate students today (26 August).
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
26 Aug 2021
Prof. Jong-Soo Lee, DGIST, succeeded in developing green-emitting Cd-Free quantum dot synthesis technology with high color reproduction capability
Osaka City University
26 Aug 2021
Researchers discover a link between an increase in protein Ba of the complement immune system and the eventual development of thrombotic microangiopathy in patients who have received an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Hokkaido University
25 Aug 2021
A novel CT scan-based approach has revealed significant changes in a parameter indicating lung destruction in some asthmatics. This finding could lead to more personalized treatments for asthma accompanied by persistent airflow limitation.
Ehime University
25 Aug 2021
Researchers at Ehime University have reported the sound velocity of MgSiO3 Majorite garnet up to the pressure of 18 Gigapascals and temperature up to 2,000 Kelvins. Their results lead to understanding of the mineral composition of the Earth’s mantle transition zone (MTZ), which has not been fully elucidated yet. This study suggests that a mechanical mixture of slab and mantle rocks, rather than equilibrated rocks, is more likely to explain seismological observations throughout the MTZ.
Osaka City University
24 Aug 2021
Researchers have succeeded in storing electricity with the voltage generated from ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) using a nanometer-thin magnetic film. Exploring the storage characteristics of the commonly used iron-cobalt and iron-nickel alloy thin films, they found that by controlling the thermal conditions of the thin film to be within FMR excitation range, energy can be stored by all the electromagnetic waves that surround us – including Wi-Fi.
Tohoku University
23 Aug 2021
Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that attacks the tear duct and salivary glands, leading to patients suffering unbearable dry eyes and mouth. To date, treatment options have been limited. But this may change thanks to a recently developed mouse model that will help explain the pathogenic mechanisms behind the disease.
Tohoku University
23 Aug 2021
Magnesium rechargeable batteries show immense promise for a greener future because of their energy density, safety, and cost. But the lack of high-performance cathode materials has impeded their development. Now, a research team has developed liquid-sulfur/sulfide composite cathodes that enable high-rate magnesium batteries.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
23 Aug 2021
Dr. Hyunki Lee's team selected for developing a system that precisely measures human movements
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
23 Aug 2021
Chinese characters contain Chinese aesthetics, philosophy, culture and wisdom. To allow people of different background to understand the structure and meaning of Chinese characters more easily, Dr Hung Keung at the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of The Education University of Hong Kong created the pedagogy of "Interactive Chinese Characters as a New Learning Method".
Tohoku University
20 Aug 2021
A microphysiological system (MPS) is a 3D organ construct using human cells. They show us how organs respond to drugs and environmental stimuli. Now, Tohoku University researchers have developed a new imaging tool for MPS using scanning probe microscopy.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
20 Aug 2021
Scientists create a new process control model to protect systems from assailants and natural fluctuations
Ehime University
20 Aug 2021
A two-dimensional map of proteins, including secondary structures, was obtained for the hindwings of an insect (Anomala albopilosa) at the spatial resolution of 100 µm. Mapping was achieved with the microscopic vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) system, which has been developed in our laboratory. As a result, the insect hindwing was revealed to be composed of segregated microdomains consisting of proteins with different secondary structures.
Duke-NUS Medical School
19 Aug 2021
The finding could underpin a “dream” vaccine that covers not only SARS-CoV-2 and its known variants of concern (VOCs), but also future VOCs and other animal coronaviruses with known potential to cause severe disease in humans
Osaka City University
18 Aug 2021
Through a follow-up analysis of d-ROM values taken pre- and post-cardiopulmonary exercise tests, researchers have found that heart failure patients with increased oxidative stress during exercise have a poorer prognosis - leading to potential design of exercise routines around individual patients.
Scientists in Korea have developed a pressure sensor that can control a cell phone from underwater
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
18 Aug 2021
Scientists in Korea make hand-drawn and flexible pressure sensors that can control a phone from underwater.
Osaka City University
18 Aug 2021
A collaboration between Osaka City University and Setsunan University sheds light on the effect urbanization has on the flesh fly species Sarcophaga similis. Through a series of laboratory and in-field experiments, scientists show that an increase in nighttime illumination and temperature, two of the major characteristics of urbanization, can postpone S. similis hibernation anywhere from 3 weeks to a month.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
17 Aug 2021
The Center for Digital Productivity Innovation Cluster, DGIST, commenced customized research based on in-demand technologies
Model of translation initiation and its control by 5MP
Hiroshima University
17 Aug 2021
Cells translate their genetic material at rapid rates with exquisite precision to reproduce, repair damage or even combat disease. But the process can deregulate and give rise to disease. Byproducts of errant processes can build up like gunk in the gears, especially around neurons, breaking down the repair mechanisms and causing further damage and even neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka
12 Aug 2021
The nutritional status of children under five in Sri Lanka has not shown a significant improvement for the last 20 years. It has also been lagging behind most of the other health and social indicators on children. IPS research shows that household income, inadequate nutrient intake, breastfeeding practices, mothers’ education, etc., play a major role in child undernutrition in Sri Lanka. Moreover, given significant losses in household income experienced at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, nutrient intake may have declined further over the past year. As such, it would be a challenging task for health planners to develop effective strategies to minimise undernutrition among children under five years. This article highlights some of the facts contributing to child undernutrition in Sri Lanka and suggests ways to address this critical issue.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
12 Aug 2021
The Targeted Neuronal Network Regeneration research group from the Department of Robotics Engineering at DGIST was selected
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
12 Aug 2021
Experiments conducted on genetically modified mice clarify the role of a protein in regulating properties of specific hippocampal neural circuits
Osaka City University
11 Aug 2021
Researchers from Osaka City University show the benefits of mixing alginic acid with calcium phosphate cement (CPC), a common bone replacement material, with in vitro and in vivo studies. The biopolymer is shown to improve the setting time and compressive strength of CPC, as well as help it acquire porosity – which allows cells to enter the defected area and grow new bone.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
10 Aug 2021
A new, energy-efficient method of electrical brain stimulation developed by researchers from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology could aid stroke rehabilitation and has few side effects.
Hokkaido University
10 Aug 2021
Researchers have developed a novel technique to investigate the dynamics of the early Solar System by analyzing magnetites in meteorites utilizing the wave nature of electrons.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
08 Aug 2021
The Internet and Higher Education, co-edited by Professor Lim Cher Ping, Chair Professor of Learning Technologies and Innovation at The Education University of Hong Kong, who took over as Editor-in-Chief in 2015, was ranked first again in the e-learning category for the sixth consecutive year (2015 to 2020), according to the latest SCImago Journal Rank.
Asia Research News: Editor's Choice
Asia Research News
06 Aug 2021
ARN's August 2021 newsletter features research about cancer-killing nanoparticles, a more powerful radio receiver tuning into space, good tiger news, and more. We also check in with a research team to find out what it was like to be the center of media attention.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
06 Aug 2021
An injection made of a hydrogel containing stem cells could treat damaged tissue following a heart attack.