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Springer Nature
10 Dec 2019
Applications are now open for The Spinoff Prize – a new award for visionary, science- based companies that are on their way to making a commercial impact; winning Spinoff to receive a prize of €30,000; applications open until Feb 28, 2020
Springer Nature
10 Dec 2019
Users of Nature.com to benefit from better off campus user experience
Springer Nature
10 Dec 2019
Latest Nature Index supplement shows US-China research collaborations to be stronger than ever, while UK-EU collaborations stall
Nagoya University
09 Dec 2019
A chemical cage suppresses the activity of a biological clock regulator in the dark and releases it with light, showing potential for future treatments of circadian-clock-related diseases.
Springer Nature
09 Dec 2019
A personal account of bonobo and chimpanzee behaviour by a renowned Japanese primatologist explains what and why we should learn from our closest relatives.
Tohoku University
09 Dec 2019
Researchers have announced the demonstration of high-speed spin-orbit-torque magnetoresistive random access memory cell compatible with 300 mm Si CMOS technology.
Duke-NUS Medical School
09 Dec 2019
Inaugural Nipah virus Conference convenes leading experts to strengthen global collaboration, improve efforts to combat deadly virus.
Tohoku University
09 Dec 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have discovered a way to detect carbon impurity in nitride semiconductors using light.
Tohoku University
09 Dec 2019
Centipedes not only walk on land but also swim in water.
Asia Research News
06 Dec 2019
Chika Kuroda (24 March 1884 – 8 November 1968) was a Japanese chemist whose research focussed on the structures of natural pigments.
A research team, led by Prof June M. Kwak
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
06 Dec 2019
Scientists in Korea find a protein that mediates the interaction between the cellular systems involved in rapid responses against foreign genes in plants
Asia Research News Partnerships
04 Dec 2019
MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ list for the Asia Pacific region honours 10 women and 10 men. In association with EmTech Asia 2020, the list celebrates 20 researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are changing the world.
Hokkaido University
04 Dec 2019
A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents.
Tohoku University
04 Dec 2019
Researchers from Tohoku University have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. The research team, led by Associate Professor Naoto Hirano of the Center for Northeast Asian Studies, published their discovery in the in the journal Deep-Sea Research Part I.
03 Dec 2019
Enlit is the new brand for the worldwide series of POWERGEN and Utility Week events
Hokkaido University
29 Nov 2019
Cold waves triggered by sea ice loss in the Arctic are memorized in the Eurasian Continent, amplifying cooling in the winters to follow, according to a joint research team between Hokkaido University and Niigata University in Japan.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University
29 Nov 2019
Scientists have discovered non-coding RNA has a novel role to fine-tune gene expressions during stress recovery, getting closer to uncovering a 30-year-old nuclear mystery.
Infographic showing the process of transcription and translation from DNA to RNA to protein.
Duke-NUS Medical School
28 Nov 2019
Despite great investments, an effective drug-based treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia among the elderly, remains elusive. Scientists led by Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with Monash University, have published an online atlas of gene expressions at single-cell level in Alzheimer’s disease brains, aiming to boost to efforts to identify gene targets for drug development.
Tohoku University
28 Nov 2019
New molecules that tag cellular components for removal could lead to drugs for a wide range of diseases.
Asia Research News
27 Nov 2019
Singapore’s first and largest co-working laboratory and office space is fully equipped and designed to help biotech start-ups commercialise breakthrough innovations
Tohoku University
27 Nov 2019
Why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stage of lung cancer? Researchers investigated the ability of anti-cancer agents to affect early-stage lung metastatic tumors.
Asia Research News Partnerships
27 Nov 2019
The Nanotechnology Symposium will be held on 21st February 2020 at World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, held in conjunction with the 19th edition of Malaysia Technology Expo.
National University of Singapore
26 Nov 2019
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have shown that cells can attach to the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them only if the fibres are spaced close enough. The team’s findings can explain the abnormal motility patterns displayed by cancer cells.
Hokkaido University
25 Nov 2019
Global simulations suggest plankton and fish species are showing resilience to climate change by going deeper underwater or moving to higher latitudes.
Artist's impression of planets orbiting a supermassive black hole.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
25 Nov 2019
Theoreticians in two different fields defied the common knowledge that planets orbit stars like the Sun. They proposed the possibility of thousands of planets around a supermassive black hole.
National University of Singapore
25 Nov 2019
A team from the National University of Singapore has created a material that is half as light as paper and highly flexible but also shows enhanced characteristics for electrical conductivity, heat generation, fire-resistance, strain-sensing and is inherently capable of wireless communications.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
25 Nov 2019
Sensing a hug from your friend through a video call with him/her may become a reality soon. A joint-research team consisted of scientists and engineers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Northwestern University in the United States has developed a skin-integrated virtual reality (VR) system, which can be controlled and powered wirelessly. The innovation has great application potential in communications, prosthetic control and rehabilitation, as well as gaming and entertainment.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Husband and wife team, Kimishige (3 December 1925 – 6 July 2018) and Teruko Ishizaka (28 September 1926 – 4 June 2019) discovered the antibody class Immunoglobulin E (IgE) that triggers allergic reactions.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Umetaro Suzuki (7 April 1874 – 20 September 1943) was a Japanese scientist best remembered for his research on beriberi, a disease caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, characterized by limb stiffness, paralysis and pain.
Asia Research News
22 Nov 2019
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.