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Nagoya University
19 Jul 2021
A subset of fibroblasts located in small foci of tissue on the edges of extensive scarring produce a protein that protects against cell aging.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
19 Jul 2021
Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science report a machine learning-based model for predicting the bonding properties of materials
Lingnan University (LU)
19 Jul 2021
Overeducation tends to dissuade young people from moving to the Greater Bay Area (GBA), which indirectly supports a social capital theory (SCP) rather than a human capital theory (HCT), that explains why Hong Kong young people wish to invest in higher education, according to Assessing the connection between overeducation and migration intention in Hong Kong’s young working adults, a study conducted by Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of Lingnan University in Hong Kong(LU).
Fixed orthodontic appliances impact on oral microbiome
Hiroshima University
16 Jul 2021
A study showed braces that give our smiles a makeover could also transform oral microflora to a pre-gum disease state. Now scientists plan to use their findings to prevent this from happening.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
15 Jul 2021
Scientists at International Islamic University Malaysia have developed a probiotic-based treatment that could help Asia’s shrimp industry recover from repeated pandemics of bacterial infection.
Lingnan University (LU)
15 Jul 2021
Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong and Shenzhen Open University (Shenzhen OU) on the Mainland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen inter-university cooperation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
The fluorescence polarization immunoassay developed to detect and quantify antibodies against SARS-CoV-2
Hokkaido University
15 Jul 2021
Scientists have developed a rapid, highly accurate test to detect antibodies against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 in human serum, opening a new avenue for understanding the full extent of the pandemic and evaluating the effectiveness of vaccines.
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Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
14 Jul 2021
Researchers have found a way to enhance radiation therapy using novel iodine nanoparticles.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
14 Jul 2021
COVID-19 not only threatens people’s physical health, but also creates disruption in work and social relationships. Parents experience additional strain resulting from extra childcare responsibilities. This is even more pronounced with parents of children with developmental disorders, which calls for the need for increased parenting support services and family-friendly policy initiatives in Hong Kong.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
14 Jul 2021
Scientists develop a 3D-printed pressure sensor embedded with a temperature sensor from conductive carbon-based composites.
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
13 Jul 2021
A research project led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) entitled “Building Platform Technologies for Symbiotic Creativity in Hong Kong” has been awarded HK$52.8 million in research funding from the Theme-based Research Scheme (11th round) under the Research Grants Council (RGC) for a five-year project. This is the first time that major funding has been allocated by the RGC for an art-tech project.
Tohoku University
13 Jul 2021
As rechargeable batteries get more powerful, the chance of batteries overheating –thermal runaway - increases. Seeking a way to make batteries safer, researchers have investigated one of thermal runaway’s main triggers: oxygen release.
Singapore University of Technology and Design
12 Jul 2021
Scientists in Singapore are calling for revisions in planned hydropower expansions in light of the rapidly decreasing cost of solar photovoltaic systems
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
12 Jul 2021
- Gowoon Son, DGIST, to earn a Doctorate from Maastricht University
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
12 Jul 2021
- Joined by 140 researchers from 9 countries
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
09 Jul 2021
Researchers at The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science use artificial intelligence to predict the size of cells over time without the need for simplifying assumptions, which may lead to a new understanding of microbiology principles and improved drug manufacturing from recombinant bacteria
Nishinoshima Island discolored seawater colorimetric data
Hiroshima University
09 Jul 2021
A new study monitored satellite images to obtain sea discoloration data as a novel indicator in detecting if an underwater volcano’s eruption is imminent.
E-learning program to help NICU nurses recognize neonatal pain.
Hiroshima University
09 Jul 2021
Babies younger than four weeks old, called neonates, were once thought not to perceive pain due to not-yet-fully-developed sensory systems, but modern research says otherwise, according to researchers from Hiroshima University in Japan.
Figure 1. Schematic reactions of aconitase superfamily members.
Ehime University
08 Jul 2021
Molecular evolution of enzyme beyond recruit hypothesis ●First determination of crystal structures of aconitase X by X-ray crystallographic analysis ●Evidence of a common ancestor of aconitase superfamily, appearing before the previously proposed one ●Evolutional insight of requirement of complicated metabolic pathways in primordial cell
Hokkaido University
08 Jul 2021
Our brain has no lymphatic system; however, it does have fluid flow, which is believed to play a role in removing waste from the brain. However, the fluid's point of origin and fluid flow is still unclear. The “multi-scale stable isotopes imaging” project in Hokkaido University aims to solve this mystery using advanced technology. “We would not have been able to perform this study without Hokkaido University’s MRI technology and the isotope microscope,” said the project’s PI, Professor Kohsuke Kudo of the Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine.
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Asia Research News
08 Jul 2021
ARN's July newsletter features research about a promising treatment candidate to reverse dementia, a newly discovered climate pattern, using starch in tiny energy devices, exploring earth Earth ecosystems and the photo of the month.
Newly developed radio receiving system
Osaka Prefecture University
08 Jul 2021
Researchers have used the latest wireless technology to develop a new radio receiver for astronomy. The receiver is capable of capturing radio waves at frequencies over a range several times wider than conventional ones, and can detect radio waves emitted by many types of molecules in space at once. This is expected to enable significant progresses in the study of the evolution of the Universe and the mechanisms of star and planet formation.
Duke-NUS Medical School
07 Jul 2021
Lonely older adults live at least three fewer years, in poorer health, and are less active than non-lonely peers, say ageing research experts.
Kanazawa University
07 Jul 2021
We have developed a groundbreaking chemical reaction using an N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst that has a low environmental impact to cleave the bond between the benzene ring of an aryl halide and a halogen atom to generate an aryl radical. Since aryl radicals can thus be easily generated from aryl halides that are widely used in organic synthesis, this is expected to be a powerful technology for precisely synthesizing medical and agricultural drugs and chemical materials.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
07 Jul 2021
A new laser that generates quantum particles can recycle lost energy for highly efficient, low threshold laser applications
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
07 Jul 2021
For a timely respond to the government-level strategies on K-Semiconductor development, DGIST launched the Institute of Next-generation Semiconductor convergence Technology(INST).
Tohoku University
06 Jul 2021
Tohoku University researchers have pinpointed the Sun’s early magnetic field as the reason behind variations in the rock and metal components in the four rocky planets’ cores: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
Osaka City University
05 Jul 2021
Researchers analyze bone marrow-derived and peripheral blood-derived fibrin clots showing that the former contains more growth factors. They then show that bone marrow-derived fibrin clots can be used for meniscus suturing, even in the inner-most avascular regions, and with a 2-year post-operative follow-up, they show bone marrow-derived fibrin clots support healing better than their peripheral blood counterparts.
Graphic image of anisotropic conductivity
Osaka Prefecture University
05 Jul 2021
Osaka Prefecture University develops a method to design and control the path of electron flow in a polycrystalline material. Using epitaxial growth approach, researchers address the electrical conductivity problem of thin film materials by realizing a highly conductive in-plane orientation of a metal-organic framework. Furthermore, they show that it is possible to fabricate oriented thin film patterns by integration with UV lithography technology.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
05 Jul 2021
A team of leading climate social scientists, including a chair professor at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), argues that influential studies that attempt to quantify different countries’ “fair shares” of climate action have put forward a biased and oversimplified view of what is primarily a political and ethical discussion.