Press releases

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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
05 Mar 2019
An international team has developed an attachable guidewire that can move and steer towards a desired direction inside complicated blood vessels. The technology will contribute to increasing the success rate of heart disease treatment with a shorter cardiovascular disease surgery time and higher accuracy.
Measuring exercise abilities
Hokkaido University
04 Mar 2019
A group of Hokkaido University scientists and collaborators have developed a method that could be used to treat heart failure patients whose exercise capacity has been impaired.
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National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
04 Mar 2019
Compact chips could power electronics using natural vibrations.
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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
01 Mar 2019
An award-winning device employs nanotechnology to safely grow neural stem cells for replacement therapy research.
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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
28 Feb 2019
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes expected to be lurking in our Galaxy. These results provide a new method to search for other hidden black holes and help us understand the growth and evolution of black holes.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
28 Feb 2019
Investigations suggest a link between bile acid reflux and cancer of the upper throat.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
28 Feb 2019
Researchers in Korea have developed a biosensor that expresses biomaterials’ colors using nano structure and applies a new image signal processing technique.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
28 Feb 2019
A technology that has maximized space intensity by eliminating color filter from an image sensor has been developed. The National Research Foundation of Korea (Chairman Jung Hye Rho) announced that DGIST Professor Dae Sung Chung’s research team developed a color filter-free full-color image sensor using an interferometer electrode.
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National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
27 Feb 2019
3D printing shows potential for fabricating personalized ‘soft’ robotic hands and hearts. But challenges need to be addressed.
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Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
27 Feb 2019
New study finds dark matter may scatter against each other only when they hit the right energy, which could explain why galaxies from the smallest to the biggest have the shapes they do.
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IOP Publishing
27 Feb 2019
Engineered human skin can look more natural when made using 3D bioprinting.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
26 Feb 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) and the Royal College of Art (RCA), United Kingdom, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to confirm their intention to establish the PolyU|RCA Artificial Intelligence Design Laboratory (AIDL).
ALMA image of the protostar MMS5/OMC-3
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
26 Feb 2019
Astronomers have unveiled the origins of two different gas streams from a baby star. Using ALMA, they found that the slow outflow and the high speed jet from a protostar have misaligned axes and that the former started to be ejected earlier than the latter. These indicate that streams were launched from different parts of disk around the protostar.
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Hokkaido University
26 Feb 2019
A key cell receptor that facilitates influenza A virus infection has been identified following decades of research.
Asia Research News
25 Feb 2019
Registration for ADSE 2019 is now open. Form a team of two, register, and be ASEAN innovators.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
25 Feb 2019
Conference hosted by the Myanmar Research Centre at the Australian National University (MRC-ANU) will explore contradictions, ambiguities and complexities of ‘Living with Myanmar’.
Understanding high efficiency of deep ultraviolet LEDs
Tohoku University
25 Feb 2019
Deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (DUV-LEDs) made from aluminium gallium nitride (AlGaN) efficiently transfer electrical energy to optical energy due to the growth of one of its bottom layers in a step-like fashion. This finding, published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, can lead to the development of even more efficient LEDs.
Schematic illustration and morphological information of supercoiled fibres
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
25 Feb 2019
DGIST Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi’s team coiled the existing carbon nano tube/spandex fiber and developed a new fiber of supercoiled structure. Expects to be applied in developing various wearable device platforms with super-coil that stretches up to 16 times
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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
22 Feb 2019
A gene-editing Trojan horse that sneaks up on osteosarcoma cells could help the fight against this aggressive childhood bone cancer.
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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
22 Feb 2019
Laboratory model breaks laws of heredity, opening up new research possibilities in genetics and synthetic biology.
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Wildlife Conservation Society
22 Feb 2019
Search Team Produces First-ever Live Photos and Video of Indonesia’s Extraordinary Lost Bee Species.
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Asia Research News
21 Feb 2019
Japanese researchers have investigated a collapsed bridge in Myanmar and surveyed the safety of seven similar bridges across the country.
Development of nonvolatile spintronics-based 50μW microcontroller unit operating at 200MHz
Tohoku University
21 Feb 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have announced the development of a nonvolatile microcontroller unit (MCU) which achieves both high performance and ultra-low power by utilizing spintronics-based VLSI design technology.
Asia Research News
21 Feb 2019
Foundation awards travel grants to journalists to cover the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum
Perovskite Solar Panels
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
20 Feb 2019
Scientists are investigating the potential of non-toxic materials to replace lead in perovskite solar cells.
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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
19 Feb 2019
Hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis, prognosis and treatment could improve by identifying a closely associated protein.
Learning community
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
18 Feb 2019
A multi-generational learning programme shows Hong Kong university students can learn much from older people in the community.
Writing Math for machine learning algorithms
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
18 Feb 2019
Computer model learns to identify Twitter users’ evolving interests by analyzing their Tweets.
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Hokkaido University
15 Feb 2019
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
15 Feb 2019
Ten projects led by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) have recently received funding support from the inaugurated Research Impact Fund (RIF) under the Research Grants Council (RGC). Among them, half of them are health-related, covering areas of drug development, detection of scoliosis, myopia control and food safety.