Press releases

ALMA and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of the distant galaxy MACS0416_Y1
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
20 Mar 2019
Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can’t explain this much dust in a galaxy this young, forcing us to rethink the history of star formation.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
20 Mar 2019
A honeycomb-shaped brace in plants keeps them fit by precisely coordinating the discarding of organs, such as flowers and leaves.
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University of Malaya
19 Mar 2019
A novel solar panel tracer is faster, less expensive and more accurate than conventional devices.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
18 Mar 2019
Senior Researcher Wonseok Kang signed a technology transfer contract for commercialization of DGIST-VRES CUBE 'Complex Life Log Management Technology'. Will develop new services such as living and health with life data management Technology
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University of Malaya
18 Mar 2019
A compact sensor noninvasively checks dengue severity and cholesterol at home or in any health care centre.
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National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
15 Mar 2019
Developing materials similar to graphene remains a challenge, but chemists are making progress, moving closer to smaller, faster electronics and photonics.
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Tohoku University
14 Mar 2019
A new method to diagnose cancer cells inside lymph nodes could allow doctors to treat cancers before they spread around the body.
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Duke-NUS Medical School
14 Mar 2019
A new mouse model accurately mimics diabetic kidney disease in humans, suggesting new approaches for treatment.
ALMA image of the dusty disk around the young star DM Tau
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
13 Mar 2019
Researchers spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our Sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit of Neptune in our Solar System, suggest that we are witnessing the formation of a planetary system similar to ours.
Subaru Telescope image of distant quasar
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
13 Mar 2019
A team of astronomers has discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the early Universe. This increases the number of black holes known at that epoch considerably, and reveals, for the first time, how common SMBHs were early in the Universe's history.
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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
13 Mar 2019
Indigenous bacteria show promise for cleaning up pollution.
Artist’s impression of a kilonova caused by a neutron star merger
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
13 Mar 2019
A team of experts in nuclear fusion and astronomy has computed high-accuracy atomic data for analyzing light from a kilonova, a birth place of heavy elements. They found that their new data set could predict kilonovae brightness with much better accuracy than before. This aids our understanding of the cosmic origins of heavy elements.
Photo of the representatives of the participating institutions after the signing of MoU.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
12 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight participating universities / institutions in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to establish The Nursing Alliance of Research and Knowledge Transfer.
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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
11 Mar 2019
An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in the natural control of this insect pest.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
11 Mar 2019
The School of Science (SSCI) and the School of Engineering (SENG) at HKUST jointly launched a new degree program in Data Science and Technology (DSCT) to nurture interdisciplinary and pragmatic talents who could address the needs of the society with data analytic and technical approaches.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
11 Mar 2019
To promote healthy development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), HKUST recently established the Center for AI Research (CAiRE) – the first such center among local universities, to spearhead cross-disciplinary research in all scientific, technological, societal, business and educational aspects of AI.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
11 Mar 2019
Scientists at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) won three of the seven awards presented by the Croucher Foundation this year.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
11 Mar 2019
HKUST signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) together with Boston Children’s Hospital – a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital (Harvard), the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford), and University College London (UCL) today.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
11 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) is enhancing its efforts in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in Hong Kong and we has recently launched an interactive platform to help spark junior high students’ inquisitiveness and support local teachers in teaching STEM subjects in Hong Kong.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
11 Mar 2019
An annual influenza season forecasting challenge issued by the US Centers for Disease Control provides unique insight into epidemic forecasting, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Asia Research News
11 Mar 2019
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Asia Research News
11 Mar 2019
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
07 Mar 2019
Molecular analysis reveals that long-tailed macaques from Malaysian Borneo host a previously unidentified species of Plasmodium malaria parasite.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
07 Mar 2019
Researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) credited with important translational science and early discovery work Significant opportunity to replicate collaborative model to develop pipeline of extracellular tRNA synthetase therapeutics
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Wildlife Conservation Society
06 Mar 2019
Protected areas play an important role in sustaining dhole populations in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.
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Hokkaido University
06 Mar 2019
The ability of thermoelectric materials to convert heat into electricity has been more than doubled. This could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
06 Mar 2019
A research team consisting of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have uncovered the mutational mechanism of how a rare and deadly brain cancer –secondary glioblastoma (sGBM) – progresses from its less lethal type.
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University of Malaya
06 Mar 2019
With a lack of financial budget, poor support system and an erosion of professional autonomy amongst Health Care Professionals (HCP)s in developing countries, urgent calls for provision of more university-based education programs with timely policies to speed up progress are needed across Asia’s entrenched medical system governance.
Prof. LIU Kai
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
06 Mar 2019
A research team has discovered a new mechanism that could delay the degeneration of injured nerves, bringing new hope to the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
05 Mar 2019
A new scaffold expands to fill in bone defects and encourage tissue growth.