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Osaka City University
24 Nov 2021
Researchers from the Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine have shown in patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma who received cancer treatment that eliminating the hepatitis C virus with a direct-acting antiviral treatment reduces the risk of the liver cancer progression and increases overall patient survival.
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Singapore University of Social Sciences
24 Nov 2021
The Address is presented annually by an exceptional experiential educator, selected by The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Board.
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Singapore University of Social Sciences
24 Nov 2021
19 leading enterprises joined the learning enterprise alliance for workplace learning transformation.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
23 Nov 2021
Prof. Jae Youn Hwang, DGIST, developed a domain-adaptive deep learning technology for object segmentation with state-of-the-art performance
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
23 Nov 2021
A joint research team at the Division of Biotechnology, DGIST, confirmed that microplastics(MPs) ingested orally accumulate in the brain and act as neurotoxic substances.
photo of Prof Choi, Hongsoo and Dr. Jeon, Seongwoong at Robotics Engineering, DGIST
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
22 Nov 2021
The joint research team of Prof. Hongsoo Choi(DGIST) & Prof. Sung Won Kim(Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital), developed an hNTSC-based microrobot for minimally invasive delivery into the brain tissue via the intranasal pathway
Tohoku University
22 Nov 2021
Since the discovery of quasicrystals, solids that mimic crystals in their long-range order but lack periodicity, scientists have sought physical properties related to their peculiar structure. Now, an international group of researchers has reported a long-range magnetic order in QCs with icosahedral symmetry that turns ferromagnetism below certain temperatures.
EdUHK Clinical Research Unveils the Power of Sleep
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
19 Nov 2021
Poor sleep kills people through medical illnesses, traffic accidents (impaired concentration and decision making), and suicides (relating to mood disorders). Since joining The Education University of Hong Kong in 2015, Dr Esther Lau Yuet-ying, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, has been conducting a long-term research programme that sheds light on the underlying mechanisms of sleep deprivation and its negative effect on emotions, cognition and daily functioning. The findings have been disseminated via public media and workshops to education and government bodies and have led to changes in community attitudes and school policy. They have also resulted in the establishment and strengthening of clinical and consultation support for sleep health in universities and government departments.
National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore
19 Nov 2021
A new agreement between Japan’s Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore opens the path for Singapore researchers to regularly access and request for supercomputing resources from the world’s most powerful supercomputer, Japan’s Fugaku system. In the first such arrangement of its kind outside of Japan, Singapore researchers can now apply for available resources through an annual Call for Projects to Fugaku, which will be coordinated by NSCC and RIST.
Subjective sense of identity confusion and brain noise
Hiroshima University
19 Nov 2021
Feeling unsure of yourself? Your brain’s background noise may be interfering with the long memory signals communicated by your neurons’ electrical chatter.
Simpler, greener method for producing Grignard reagents
Hokkaido University
18 Nov 2021
A new method for creating one of chemistry’s most widely used class of compounds could revolutionize industrial processes, making them cheaper, simpler and more environmentally friendly.
A male brown bear observed in the Rusha area on the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, in 2018. Photo taken by Yuri Shirane.
Hokkaido University
18 Nov 2021
Surveys have revealed an upward trend in the number of brown bears over the past three decades in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Researchers at Hokkaido University have been investigating the causes and implications of the increase.
DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute
18 Nov 2021
Continuing its AI4EO initiative, the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), through the DATOS Project, PEDRO Center, and SARwAIS Project, has signed two separate memoranda of agreement with the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and Libmanan Water District (LiWaD), respectively.
A woman ahead of her time- Asima Chatterjee
Asia Research News
18 Nov 2021
Giants in History: Indian organic chemist Asima Chatterjee (1917 to 2006) studied the medicinal properties of plant products, especially compounds known as vinca alkaloids.
Glass as Stable as Crystal : Homogeneity Leads to Stability
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
17 Nov 2021
Researchers at The University of Tokyo use numerical simulations to model the process called devitrification during which glasses crystallize, which may help improve the long-term stability of glassy materials, like pharmaceuticals and smartphone screens.
Osaka City University
16 Nov 2021
Scientists are turning to genomics to better understand the epidemiology of malaria and to inform control and elimination interventions and strategies. In the Lake Victoria region of Kenya, malaria burden remains very high despite more than a decade of intense control activities. A team of researchers from Osaka City University, Nagasaki University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Mount Kenya University generated whole Plasmodium falciparum genome sequences from the lake region. Their analyses revealed that malaria parasites from this region appear distinct from other parasites from East Africa, while frequencies of known drug resistance markers were similar to those in other East African parasite populations. Their findings will help to develop improved surveillance tools to determine parasite transmission routes and aid clinical disease management.
Asia Research News
11 Nov 2021
Giants in History: A Japanese surgeon, Tetsuzo Akutsu (20 August 1922 – 9 August 2007) built the first artificial heart capable of keeping an animal alive.
Lingnan University (LU)
11 Nov 2021
Lingnan University (LU) has recently established an off-campus learning hub at the Jao Tsung-I Academy (JTIA) in Lai Chi Kok to enhance academic staff and students’ teaching and learning experience. An opening ceremony was held on Tuesday (9 November) and officiated by Dr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited and former Council Chairman of LU, President of LU Prof Leonard K Cheng and Mr Mike Y W Lai, Chief Executive Officer, JTIA.
A fictitious soba restaurant website created for the study. The participants were provided images of the website with and without a date of establishment. The establishment year is “大正15年” (Taishō 15, 1926)
Hokkaido University
10 Nov 2021
Japanese customers have higher expectations of restaurants selling traditional foods more when they display an older year of establishment.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
09 Nov 2021
Researchers from DGIST explore the role of symbiotic skin bacteria in wound healing for different fish species
Kanazawa University
08 Nov 2021
We have clarified at the molecular level the mechanism by which a microenvironment, a so-called niche that surrounds cancer cells, is formed in which stromal cells and immune cells are attracted at an initiation stage of breast cancer onset. A molecule called FRS2β is found to be critical for creating this microenvironment. The present finding is expected to be beneficial in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers at the initiation stage.
Asia research News - Editor's Choice
Asia Research News
05 Nov 2021
Quick seawater test may reveal health of corals, Infectious disease caused by a new nairovirus, Converting CO2 into useful compounds and Automated COVID-19 diagnosis from chest scans all in the November Editor's Choice. Plus our latest podcast: Gender and Conflict in Myanmar.
Asia Research News Partnerships
05 Nov 2021
On 9-11 November 2021, EDUtech Asia will once again bring together the entire education ecosystem across Asia Pacific and beyond to explore how technology is impacting the way we learn and teach.
Mukawa estuary, Hokkaido, one of the 22 estuaries sampled for the study (Photo: Akihide Kasai).
Hokkaido University
04 Nov 2021
The diversity of threatened fish in estuaries increases when surrounded by forest cover, whereas estuaries surrounded by farmland show the opposite effect.
An educator for life - Xie Xide
Asia Research News
04 Nov 2021
Giants in History: Chinese physicist Xie Xide (19 March 1921 – 4 March 2000) was an influential educator and one of China’s pioneer researchers of solid-state physics.
titanium alloy, 3D printing
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
04 Nov 2021
A research led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully developed a super-strong, highly ductile and super-light titanium-based alloy using additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing. Their findings open up a new pathway to design alloys with unprecedented structures and properties for various structural applications.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
04 Nov 2021
The Education University of Hong Kong won 10 awards at the 6th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN), with three gold medals, one silver, one bronze and five special prizes, in August 2021.
Schematic of mechanistic mechanism by which EGFR activates YAP/TAZ
Hiroshima University
02 Nov 2021
Malfunctioning of the so-called Hippo signalling pathway within animal cells leads to irregular activity of proteins that regulate genes involved in cell proliferation. Researchers have identified a key step in the process of this aberration, opening the door to new therapeutics for cancers such as head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma and lung adenocarcinoma.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
02 Nov 2021
Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science use optical microscopy to form a picture of what’s really going on inside surfactant onions
Visual representation of the structural equation model estimating the relations between factors of positive youth development and factors of the mental health continuum
Hiroshima University
02 Nov 2021
Ghana’s high youth population suggests that evidence-based programs specifically targeting young people’s development and mental health are key to the country’s socio-economic growth. As a result, social scientists are focusing on rigorous testing of the links between these two sides of personal thriving.