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Tohoku University
07 Oct 2019
Results from the first long-term cohort study of more than 36,000 Japanese men over decades suggest an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer.
Asia Research News Partnerships
04 Oct 2019
A healthcare specialised independent communications and advocacy firm, SPAG revealed its inaugural and ambitious report, ‘Pave the Wave: APAC Healthcare Communications Outlook’.
Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis
03 Oct 2019
A newly redeveloped guide is setting out to help researchers across academia tackle the online harassment some face as they share their findings with the public on some of the world’s most controversial, and vital, topics.
Asia Research News Partnerships
03 Oct 2019
Ministry of Energy joins forces with six other ministries, GAT International and Deutsche Messe to organize SETA 2019, now in its 4th year, under the concept of “Integrated Sustainable Energy Solutions For Asia”
Asia Research News Partnerships
02 Oct 2019
1st October 2019 - MITEC Kuala Lumpur, malaysia
Asia Research News Partnerships
01 Oct 2019
Exploring Next-Generation Government, Commercial & Citizen Identity Solutions
Asia Research News Partnerships
01 Oct 2019
Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society Asia Pacific (HIMSS APAC) and Elsevier are proud to announce the finalists for the Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award
Asia Research News Partnerships
01 Oct 2019
Conference & Exhibition is organised by the Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society Asia Pacific (HIMSS APAC), and is supported by the Ministry of Public Health Thailand.
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
30 Sep 2019
X-rays could be tuned to deliver a more effective punch that destroys cancer cells and not harm the body.
Tohoku University
30 Sep 2019
Jellyfish are animals that possess the unique ability to regenerate body parts. A team of Japanese scientists has now revealed the cellular mechanisms that give jellyfish these remarkable "superpowers."
Tohoku University
30 Sep 2019
A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, including from Tohoku University, have evidenced mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000-40,000 years - more than 20,000 years than previously thought. This study, entitled "The earliest evidence for mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe" published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, indicated that the spearthrower and bow-and-arrow technologies allowed modern humans to hunt more successfully than Neanderthals - giving them a competitive advantage. This discovery offered important insight to understand the reasons for the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans.
Tohoku University
30 Sep 2019
DNA amplification -- a molecular "photocopying" technique where genetic material is replicated -- has many applications in scientific research, forensic science, and medical laboratories. It is useful for detecting and identifying certain forms of cancer and viral diseases, and holds promise for treating these diseases in the future.
Asia Research News Partnerships
27 Sep 2019
Call for Proposals - deadline 10 November 2019
Hokkaido University
27 Sep 2019
An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life — nucleobases — could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
26 Sep 2019
Hokkaido University researchers have shown how chronic pain leads to suppression of the brain reward system.
Asia Research News Partnerships
26 Sep 2019
SIEW 2019 will run from 29 October to 1 November 2019 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Register your attendance at www.siew.sg before 30 September 2019 to enjoy early bird discounts of up to S$300.
Ehime University
25 Sep 2019
A new type of degradable synthetic polymer was prepared by Rh-catalyzed three-component polymerization of a bis(diazocarbonyl) compound, bis(1,3-diketone), and tetrahydrofuran. The resulting polymer, poly(β-keto enol ether), was highly sensitive to mild acidic conditions and degraded into a combination of well-defined low molecular weight compounds. With this unique degradability, the polymer could be utilized as an environmentally friendly polymeric material.
The electron micrograph of the recovered sample
Ehime University
24 Sep 2019
A magma ocean existing during the core formation is thought to have been highly depleted in carbon due to its high-siderophile (iron loving) behavior. Thus, most of the carbon forming the atmosphere and life on Earth may have been delivered by a carbon-rich embryo after the core formation. However, a new high-pressure experiment has shown that previous studies may have overestimated the amount of carbon partitioning to the core.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
24 Sep 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a new class of antibiotic drug candidates which has high potential to be developed into a new generation of antibiotics fighting against multi-drug resistant superbugs including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Asia Research News Partnerships
24 Sep 2019
Latest batch of speakers announced. Don't miss the chance to hear from these global industry leaders at the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology this November as they share different perspectives and insights on deep tech and emerging technologies today.
Duke-NUS Medical School
20 Sep 2019
Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Bioinformatics Institute, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, USA, have discovered that the dengue virus changes its shape through mutations in Envelope protein to evade vaccines and therapeutics. The study also gives insights on the types of treatment strategies to use at different stages of infection. This could give rise to new approaches in vaccine development and treatment for dengue disease.
Ehime University
20 Sep 2019
Dissolved oxygen in pore solution is often a controlling factor determining the rate of the corrosion process of steel bars in concrete. This study reports on the corrosion resistance and polarization properties of steel bars in a mortar specimen mixed with aerobic microorganisms. The addition of the microorganisms in mortar mixtures led to higher corrosion resistance, which was confirmed by the reduced rate of oxygen permeability, based on cathodic polarization properties.
Dr. Jin-Kyu Kang in the Division of Energy Technology (middle) and the research team
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 Sep 2019
DGIST Division of Energy Technology achieves the highest photoelectric conversion efficiency in the world. Huge expectations toward the commercialization of flexible solar cell that is applicable in various fields.
Asia Research News Partnerships
19 Sep 2019
Find out more at the 9th Vitafoods Asia in Singapore 25-26 September 2019.
Tohoku University
19 Sep 2019
Research groups from Tohoku University and Purdue University - which included Professor Hideo Ohno (the current president of Tohoku University) -jointly developed an unconventional spintronics device harnessing thermal fluctuations and showed a proof-of-concept for probabilistic computing.
Professor Eun-Kyoung Kim in the DGIST Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (left) and Seolsong Kim, an integrated M.S.-Ph.D. program student (right)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
19 Sep 2019
Professor Eun-Kyoung Kim’s team in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences discovered the mechanism underlying the regulation of energy metabolism by hypothalamic tanycyte. Proposed a new research direction to develop an enhanced obesity treatment.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
18 Sep 2019
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has successfully introduced a new genome sequencing technique for prenatal invasive genetic diagnosis. It offers enhanced sensitivity and accuracy of diagnosing lethal and severe congenital disorders through precise detection of pathogenic microdeletion or microduplication in the fetus, compared with the current practice karyotyping analysis and chromosomal microarray analysis (as known as fetal DNA chip testing). The team conducted a study on the innovation and the findings were recently published on the international journal Genetics in Medicine.
IOP Publishing
17 Sep 2019
A new study has estimated for the first time how the eruption of Mount Tambora changed the probability of the cold and wet European ‘year without a summer’ of 1816.
Duke-NUS Medical School
17 Sep 2019
Differential changes in brain functional network connectivity in people with mild cognitive impairment may aid early tracking of Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular disease.
Asia Research News Partnerships
17 Sep 2019
Last Call - Online Registration deadline - 20 September 2019