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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.
Asia Research News Partnerships
27 Nov 2019
The Nanotechnology Symposium will be held on 21st February 2020 at World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, held in conjunction with the 19th edition of Malaysia Technology Expo.
National University of Singapore
26 Nov 2019
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have shown that cells can attach to the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them only if the fibres are spaced close enough. The team’s findings can explain the abnormal motility patterns displayed by cancer cells.
Hokkaido University
25 Nov 2019
Global simulations suggest plankton and fish species are showing resilience to climate change by going deeper underwater or moving to higher latitudes.
Artist's impression of planets orbiting a supermassive black hole.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
25 Nov 2019
Theoreticians in two different fields defied the common knowledge that planets orbit stars like the Sun. They proposed the possibility of thousands of planets around a supermassive black hole.
National University of Singapore
25 Nov 2019
A team from the National University of Singapore has created a material that is half as light as paper and highly flexible but also shows enhanced characteristics for electrical conductivity, heat generation, fire-resistance, strain-sensing and is inherently capable of wireless communications.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
25 Nov 2019
Sensing a hug from your friend through a video call with him/her may become a reality soon. A joint-research team consisted of scientists and engineers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Northwestern University in the United States has developed a skin-integrated virtual reality (VR) system, which can be controlled and powered wirelessly. The innovation has great application potential in communications, prosthetic control and rehabilitation, as well as gaming and entertainment.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Husband and wife team, Kimishige (3 December 1925 – 6 July 2018) and Teruko Ishizaka (28 September 1926 – 4 June 2019) discovered the antibody class Immunoglobulin E (IgE) that triggers allergic reactions.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Umetaro Suzuki (7 April 1874 – 20 September 1943) was a Japanese scientist best remembered for his research on beriberi, a disease caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, characterized by limb stiffness, paralysis and pain.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Abdus Suttar Khan (c. 1941 – 31 January 2008) was a Bangladeshi engineer who spent a significant part of his career conducting aerospace research with NASA, United Technology and Alstom.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (19 October 1897 – 14 April 1994) was an artist and chemist from Pakistan whose research focused on natural products from plants.
Asia Research News Partnerships
22 Nov 2019
Forward Leading is to host AI & Big Data Leaders Summit in Hong Kong on December 5 & 6, at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, bringing together over 150 data and tech leaders from a wide range of industries.
Asia Research News Partnerships
22 Nov 2019
Forward Leading is to host Digital Marketing Leaders Summit in Hong Kong on December 5 & 6, at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, bringing together over 150 senior marketers from a wide range of industries.
Asia Research News Partnerships
22 Nov 2019
PwC, Rabobank and Temasek launch The Asia Food Challenge Report, highlighting $800 billion investment opportunity in Asia’s Agri-Food sector over the next decade. Report estimates market to grow 7% per year; Asia to double its spending on food to over US$8 trillion by 2030
Asia Research News Partnerships
22 Nov 2019
Region faces threats to food security, from climate change and soil degradation to population growth, obesity and diabetes. 800 agribusinesses, food brands, investors and innovators to discuss focus for innovation and investment.
Tohoku University
22 Nov 2019
A new study has discovered meteorites containing RNA sugar, ribose, and other bio-important sugars; the first direct evidence of bio-essential sugars' delivery from space to the Earth.
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
20 Nov 2019
An international team of researchers have observed a gamma-ray burst, an extremely energetic flash following a cosmological cataclysm, emitting very-high-energy gamma-rays long after the initial explosion.
Springer Nature
20 Nov 2019
Survey of over 6,300 PhD students worldwide shows most to be satisfied with their PhD experience, but highlights issues affecting student well-being such as working hours, funding and bullying
Tohoku University
20 Nov 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated a formation and current-induced motion of synthetic antiferromagnetic magnetic skyrmions. The established findings are expected to pave the way towards new functional information processing and storage technologies.
Asia Research News Partnerships
19 Nov 2019
Joint media release from the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH)
Artist's illustration of a galaxy, a comet, and dust particles.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
19 Nov 2019
Using the Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer on the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have detected an unidentified infrared emission band from comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner in addition to the thermal emissions from silicate and carbon grains.
Asia Research News Partnerships
15 Nov 2019
Congratulations to all the winners of 11th Medical Undergraduates’ Annual Scientific Research Meeting 2019 in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Below is the list of winners according to the categories with respective research titles.