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Duke-NUS Medical School
12 Sep 2019
The formation of excess fibrous tissue in the heart, which underlies several heart diseases, could be prevented by inhibiting specific proteins that bind to RNA while its code is being translated.
National University of Singapore
12 Sep 2019
A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.
11 Sep 2019
Determination of the crystal structure of a DNA-stabilized silver nanocluster
National University of Singapore
10 Sep 2019
STAMP technology is a million times more sensitive and comprehensive to accurately detect and classify tumours from a small clinical sample
Asia Research News Partnerships
10 Sep 2019
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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
06 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has identified the sleep-promoting effects of dietary threonine, as well as its neurobiological principle.
Springer Nature
05 Sep 2019
The fossil, found in Japan, furthers our understanding of hadrosaur diversity in the Far East and hadrosaurid evolution during the Late Cretaceous period (100.5–66 million years ago). The research is reported in Scientific Reports this week
Hokkaido University
05 Sep 2019
The dinosaur, whose nearly complete skeleton was unearthed from 72 million year old marine deposits in Mukawa Town in northern Japan, belongs to a new genus and species of a herbivorous hadrosaurid dinosaur, according to the study published in Scientific Reports. The scientists named the dinosaur Kamuysaurus japonicus.
Asia Research News
05 Sep 2019
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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
05 Sep 2019
A research team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a system that can quantitatively complement the diagnosis of knee arthritis, which was performed only by x-ray and doctor’s judgment.
Asia Research News Partnerships
04 Sep 2019
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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
04 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated fluorine speeds up two-dimensional materials growth.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
04 Sep 2019
The academic journal Lab on a Chip has selected UNIST Professor Joo Hun Kang as an Emerging Investigator in 2019.
Hokkaido University
03 Sep 2019
A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI)
03 Sep 2019
Korea’s Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) will present some of their innovative advancements at the upcoming Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show.
Tohoku University
03 Sep 2019
A research collaboration based in Japan has found a new pathological mediator of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which could have further implications for understanding the molecular breakdown that gives rise to the neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly half a million people around the world.
Professor Hongsoo Choi in the Department of Robotics Engineering (left), Combined degree student Jongeon Park (right)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
03 Sep 2019
DGIST Professor Hongsoo Choi’s team developed a biodegradable micro-robot that performs both drug release and hyperthermia treatment into a desired area. Improved drug treatment and opened a new path of future anti-cancer treatment.
Dr. Sanghoon Lee in the Department of Robotics Engineering at DGIST (first to left) and research team
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
03 Sep 2019
DGIST Professor Sanghoon Lee’s team developed a novel neuromodulation interface that converts friction energy into for electrical neurostimulation energy to treat underactive bladder. Expected to be widely applied for the treatment of neurological disorders.
Springer Nature
03 Sep 2019
The leaf shapes of certain species of the Isodon group of flowering plants act as deterrents against a leaf-rolling weevil, according to a paper published in Nature Plants.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
03 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented an artificial intelligence technology that can predict traffic conditions for the next 5 to 15 minutes at an error rate of less than four kilometers an hour.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
02 Sep 2019
Two teams of Occupational Therapy students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won awards at the 13th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2019) held in Canberra, Australia. The teams won Gold and Bronze awards in the Design Category of the Global Student Innovation Challenge of i-CREATe.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
02 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded in detecting a single ion using the approach through the interiors of the CNTs.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
31 Aug 2019
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will commence clinical trials of Chimeric antigen receptor-T cell (CAR-T cell) therapy, with the first phase targeting patients with haematological malignancy. The plan is to increase the survival rate and prolong overall survival for these patients. To accomplish this goal, CUHK is planning to establish Hong Kong’s first CAR-T cell laboratory licensed with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). It is expected to complete construction in 2020 and start clinical trials once the GMP licence is obtained. The research team hopes the therapy can further cover patients with other cancer types in the future.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
31 Aug 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) ranks 20th out of 351 participating universities from 60 countries, according to the 2019 THE Young University Rankings. Besides, in terms of citations, UNIST ranked 1st in South Korea and 7th in the world.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
31 Aug 2019
Advanced Materials publishes a special issue, highlighting some of the outstanding works of South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
30 Aug 2019
Professor Liming BIAN, Associate Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and his research team have recently developed a novel method for preparing single chain nano material which significantly improves the efficiency by a factor of 20 over that of conventional methods. The research team further investigated the impact of the dynamic molecular conformational change in such material on cellular interactions in different biomedical applications at varying scales. This paves the way for the large scale production and translation of single chain nano materials in daily life. The study has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.
heat wave map
Hokkaido University
30 Aug 2019
Variations in the depth of snow cover in the Arctic region from late winter to spring determines the summer temperature pattern in Eurasia, according to Hokkaido University researchers. In particular, deeper-than-usual snow cover in Western Russia enhanced the likelihood of summer heat waves in Europe and Northeast Asia in recent years.
Springer Nature
30 Aug 2019
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today between MPDL Services, on behalf of Projekt DEAL, and Springer Nature sets the scene for the world’s most comprehensive open access (OA) agreement to be finalised later this year.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
30 Aug 2019
Professor Jae Eun Jang (left) in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering and Combined M.S.-Ph.D. program student Minkyung Shim (right)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
30 Aug 2019
Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team developed electronic skin technology for robots or electronic devices to feel pain through sense of touch. Expected to be applied in humanoid that needs 5 human senses and patients wearing prosthetic hands.