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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
02 Sep 2019
Two teams of Occupational Therapy students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won awards at the 13th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2019) held in Canberra, Australia. The teams won Gold and Bronze awards in the Design Category of the Global Student Innovation Challenge of i-CREATe.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
02 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded in detecting a single ion using the approach through the interiors of the CNTs.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
31 Aug 2019
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will commence clinical trials of Chimeric antigen receptor-T cell (CAR-T cell) therapy, with the first phase targeting patients with haematological malignancy. The plan is to increase the survival rate and prolong overall survival for these patients. To accomplish this goal, CUHK is planning to establish Hong Kong’s first CAR-T cell laboratory licensed with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). It is expected to complete construction in 2020 and start clinical trials once the GMP licence is obtained. The research team hopes the therapy can further cover patients with other cancer types in the future.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
31 Aug 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) ranks 20th out of 351 participating universities from 60 countries, according to the 2019 THE Young University Rankings. Besides, in terms of citations, UNIST ranked 1st in South Korea and 7th in the world.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
31 Aug 2019
Advanced Materials publishes a special issue, highlighting some of the outstanding works of South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
30 Aug 2019
Professor Liming BIAN, Associate Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and his research team have recently developed a novel method for preparing single chain nano material which significantly improves the efficiency by a factor of 20 over that of conventional methods. The research team further investigated the impact of the dynamic molecular conformational change in such material on cellular interactions in different biomedical applications at varying scales. This paves the way for the large scale production and translation of single chain nano materials in daily life. The study has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.
heat wave map
Hokkaido University
30 Aug 2019
Variations in the depth of snow cover in the Arctic region from late winter to spring determines the summer temperature pattern in Eurasia, according to Hokkaido University researchers. In particular, deeper-than-usual snow cover in Western Russia enhanced the likelihood of summer heat waves in Europe and Northeast Asia in recent years.
Springer Nature
30 Aug 2019
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today between MPDL Services, on behalf of Projekt DEAL, and Springer Nature sets the scene for the world’s most comprehensive open access (OA) agreement to be finalised later this year.
Professor Jae Eun Jang (left) in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering and Combined M.S.-Ph.D. program student Minkyung Shim (right)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
30 Aug 2019
Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team developed electronic skin technology for robots or electronic devices to feel pain through sense of touch. Expected to be applied in humanoid that needs 5 human senses and patients wearing prosthetic hands.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
30 Aug 2019
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
29 Aug 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been ranked 68th globally and 1st in South Korea in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Ranking.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
29 Aug 2019
Five research teams, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been included in the list of Samsung's 2019 first half future technology fostering projects,
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
29 Aug 2019
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
29 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has discovered that restoring a gene altered in Down syndrome called the Down syndrome critical region 1 (DSCR1) rescued adult neurogenesis and learning and memory defects in a Down syndrome mouse model (Ts65Dn).
DGIST Professor Jong Kyong Kim’s team in the Department of New Biology (right) and Researcher Eunmin Lee in the Department of New Biology (left)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
29 Aug 2019
Successfully identified the existence of two types of 'gastric isthmus stem cells' with different roles and characteristics using a multi-color identification technology. Expects to clarify and treat causes of gastric diseases such as cancer.
A new type of photoconduction in a molecular crystal
Ehime University
29 Aug 2019
A highly conducting state has been found in a molecular crystal under UV-irradiation. The state reversibly appears in accordance with UV-irradiation, but does not appear by any other method such as raising the temperature, which often induces metallic behavior in insulating molecular crystals. The UV-excited state exhibits conduction and magnetic behavior characteristic of metallic substances. The result suggests that there is an optically accessible, but thermally inaccessible, state of matter.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
29 Aug 2019
A summer exchange program, operated by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), ended with great success.
Asia Research News Partnerships
28 Aug 2019
Vitafoods Asia returns to Singapore between 25-26 September 2019 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. It is the only nutraceuticals event in Asia to offer end to end insights into the entire nutraceuticals supply chain - from research, to product formulation and commercialisation, through ackaging, and brand development.
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
28 Aug 2019
An international team has used AI to create a 3D simulation of the Universe.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
Rowing club from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) sweeps again at Chungju City Mayor’s Cup Rowing Competition.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
A doctoral candidate within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been offered to join Qualcomm Inc.
Duke-NUS Medical School
27 Aug 2019
New study reveals enzyme plays key role in potentially fatal dengue haemorrhagic fever and shock; suggests clinically approved tryptase inhibitor could be key in future targeted treatment.
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
27 Aug 2019
A group of biologists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered a new fireworm species in Hong Kong waters and named it Chloeia bimaculata. It is the fourth named species to be added to the fireworm genus Chloeia during the last century. The team also identified Chloeia parva as the fireworm species that caused the outbreak in Hong Kong last year. The discovery shows how little people know about the biodiversity of this group of animals.
Yunwoo Jeong, Disegno T9, UNIST
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
The School of Design and Human Engineering at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected to lead the exterior styling of Hyundai Motor’s autonomous vehicles.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
A student-led online learning venture, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) attracts 12 billion KRW investment.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
A graduate student from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been honored for his outstanding poster presentation at the annual IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC).
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
Professor Sam H. Noh at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been elected to serve as one of two co-chairs for the USENIX ’18th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies’ (FAST ’20).
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
Two graduate students, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been awarded the prestigious 2019 Asan Foundation Medical Bioscience Scholarship,
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has received 1 Gold, 6 Silver, and 2 Special awards at the 25th Samsung Humantech Paper Awards ceremony.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Aug 2019
Two outstanding scholars, affiliated with UNIST have distinguished themselves with inclusion in the ‘Next Generation of Energy Scientists,’ selected by S. Korea’s most prominent research organization.