Press releases

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
06 Jun 2019
Please join the International Development Research Centre in a webinar conversation with May Sabe Phyu, Director of the Gender Equality Network.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
06 Jun 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today announced the signing of a collaborative framework agreement with Wuyi University (WYU). The two universities will join hands for research on the development of green and healthy textile materials over a span of three years.
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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
05 Jun 2019
Some teenagers harbor catastrophic changes to their genomes that can lead to lung cancer later on in life, even if they never smoke
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
03 Jun 2019
Researchers at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea, have developed a core technology that supports a fast and efficient large-scale data analysis, which can have a huge impact on large-scale data analysis in a near future.
03 Jun 2019
27th AMIC Annual Conference to be held June 17-19 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
03 Jun 2019
More than 300 delegates from government, private sector, NGO and civil society, academe, youth groups and venture philanthropy gather at ADB Headquarters, Manila for Forum on May 28, 2019.
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Hokkaido University
31 May 2019
Researchers have successfully used DNA origami to make smooth-muscle-like contractions in large networks of molecular motor systems, a discovery which could be applied in molecular robotics.
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Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
30 May 2019
The Subaru Telescope has captured images of more than 1800 exploding stars in the Universe, some located 8 billion light years from Earth.
29 May 2019
Investments Include the Establishment of an Asia Pacific Head Office, New Research & Development Facilities and a Collaboration to Encourage Ag-Tech Entrepreneurship
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Duke-NUS Medical School
28 May 2019
Singapore researchers discover protein that protects parathyroid glands from excessive growth, suggesting potential drug-based strategies to treat hyperparathyroidism and other relevant tumours.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
28 May 2019
Researchers at Convergence Research Center for Solar Energy at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea, have achieved the confirmed highest single-junction cell efficiency in the world. Expects to be commercialized by using low cost, ecofriendly materials.
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27 May 2019
Send your research news on a world tour in the 2020 Asia Research News magazine. Submissions due by July 15. The submission form is at the bottom of this article.
Tohoku University
24 May 2019
Electrochemical imaging by researchers reveals that nitrogen and phosphorus atoms are key for enhancing holey graphene’s ability to promote the release of hydrogen during electrolysis.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
24 May 2019
A research team in South Korea has clarified the expression of antidepressant efficacy by modulating hippocampal mossy cells. It is expected to provide a basis to understand the mechanism of existing anti-depressants and contribute greatly to the development of next generation depression treatment.
Infographic of Data Sharing in Japan
Springer Nature
24 May 2019
As the move towards open science progresses, the relevance of data sharing and data management increases. In a survey of more than 1,000 researchers in Japan, 95% say they are sharing research data, but a majority of them share only privately among their peers.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
23 May 2019
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy Textile Lithium Battery.
23 May 2019
Chulalongkorn University will host the 27th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on June 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference theme is Communication, Technology, and New Humanism.
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Duke-NUS Medical School
22 May 2019
A new treatment approach that involves blocking a protein has, for the first time, shown promising results in the treatment of fatty liver disease, in a landmark translational research collaboration between Duke-NUS Medical School, National Heart Centre Singapore and biotech company Enleofen Bio
New cognitive training game
Tohoku University
21 May 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new cognitive training game aimed at improving road safety among elderly drivers. The game, "Cognitive Training for Car Driving" (CTCD), requires only a set top box and a TV, and for users to play it regularly.
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Hokkaido University
20 May 2019
A gassy insulating layer beneath the icy surfaces of distant celestial objects could mean there are more oceans in the universe than previously thought.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
20 May 2019
Researchers in Korea and colleauges have developed a polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature.
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Tohoku University
17 May 2019
One of the most unknown phenomena in modern physics is gravity. Its measurement and laws remain somewhat of an enigma. Researchers at Tohoku University have revealed important information about a new aspect of the nature of gravity by probing the smallest mass-scale.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
16 May 2019
DGIST agreed on Energy Research Cooperation with CNR-ITAE in Italy. Held a joint symposium on the latest energy research. Agreed to share research performance and conduct joint research in new and renewable energy materials.
16 May 2019
Visit Asia’s Leading Exhibition for Pharma R&D and Manufacturing Technologies
14 May 2019
The latest innovations in 5G, AI, AR/VR, Startups and Vehicle Tech
Asia Research News
13 May 2019
Call for Submissions Open - Deadline 17 July 2019
Tohoku University
10 May 2019
Researchers have designed a safer, faster and cheaper cell-based regenerative therapy approach for the treatment of one of the most common human dental diseases, namely periodontitis.
Asia Research News
10 May 2019
Through SIWI’s Journalist Grant active journalists from low-income countries get a chance to cover the leading global water event World Water Week 25-30 August.
Duke-NUS Medical School
09 May 2019
A study by researchers at Duke-NUS, conducted of older Singaporeans (above 60 years) showed that those with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) might have the same number of remaining years of life compared to those with a lower BMI, but spend fewer of those years in good health.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
08 May 2019
DGIST Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team developed high frequency signal transmission line technology which maximizes carrier concentration of graphene using graphene-amorphous carbon junction structure.