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Jun 27, 2020

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed female cancers in Taiwan, as well as one of the leading causes of female cancer deaths. Certainly, early detection and diagnosis are critical to improving breast cancer treatment outcomes and patient survival rates. Conventional screening procedures include a...

Jun 25, 2020

A research team from the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a novel method for extracting enzymes from bacteria, which lowers the production cost yet improves the enzyme’s stability. It also opens up a new avenue for the enzymatic production of biodiesel, an eco-...

Jun 21, 2020

Help Unveil its Ecological Roles and Reproduction Mechanism

Jun 21, 2020

Joe Lee discovers the amazing carbon-storing power of mangroves

The cobra was slinking its way into his hut when Prof. Joe Lee, studying for his doctorate at the time, first caught sight of it. He watched closely. But he didn't see it come back out.

The ecologist wanted nothing more than to rest,...

Jun 02, 2020

Ho Chi Minh City’s local government is planning to develop three eastern districts of the city into an “innovative urban area” that would resemble California’s Silicon Valley, local news outlet VnExpress International reported.

The 22,000-hectare area will see the integration of an existing hi-tech park in...

May 29, 2020

Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, NUS researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting...

May 25, 2020

“Every tree is a living thing,” says Prof. WANG Yu-Hsing, Associate Head and Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, while admiring a tree on the hillside near HKUST’s waterfront. Typhoon Mangkhut in September 2018 cracked the tree almost in half. Severely damaged, Prof. Wang thought it...

May 24, 2020

Prof. FAN Zhiyong, a professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering in his 40s, has established himself and his team with notable achievements just in time to celebrate his 10th anniversary at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Having secured over HK$16 million in research grant, he has...

May 24, 2020

Diabetes hits Asian people in a very different way from their counterparts in the West. East Asians are far more likely to develop diabetes at a lower bodyweight. When they develop the disease, they have a higher risk of complications with their kidneys than populations in the West.

May 10, 2020

Whether Taiwan should test everyone for COVID-19, regardless of contact history, is an ongoing debate.

On the flip side, Taiwan’s testing capacity is far behind that of Korea, whether in terms of labs or medical professionals. Even the number of test kits is insufficient.

For citizens who wish to pay...

Apr 25, 2020

In less than a week after Singapore confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the hardworking scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School cultured the virus. Soon after, they developed a serological test to detect the presence of coronavirus antibodies. Today, they are still working tirelessly to stem the spread of this...

Apr 19, 2020

A synthetic lure developed by researchers at Keele University in the United Kingdom has offered hopes for controlling mosquito populations in a bid to manage malaria.

Attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) are an alternative method of managing mosquito populations, which work by exploiting the insects’ sugar...

Apr 16, 2020

First of its kind experiment uses diamond anvils to simulate the Earth’s core

In an effort to investigate conditions found at the Earth’s molten outer core, researchers successfully determined the density of liquid iron and sound propagation speed through it at extremely high pressures. They achieved this...

Apr 16, 2020

Scientists have been using fluorescence microscopy to study the inner workings of biological cells and organisms for decades. However, many of these platforms are often too slow to follow the biological action in 3D; and too damaging to the living biological specimens with strong light illumination.

Apr 08, 2020

A research team led by Professor Amos Tai, Associate Professor of the Earth System Science Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has successfully quantified and visualised the impact of Hong Kong air pollution especially ozone pollutant on plants and the environment. Although the experiment took...

Apr 06, 2020

Findings center around acute respiratory responses of school children

ATLANTA -- Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, announced today the findings from its research collaboration with Duke University on the influence of outdoor and indoor air pollution on asthmatic children was...

Apr 03, 2020

Humans have long sought to create robots that look like us. In 1495, Leonardo Da Vinci created a mechanical knight and more recently Hollywood movies have imagined robots that can speak, walk, and act as if they were humans.

Recent technological advances are turning our imagination into reality, with robots...

Mar 24, 2020

The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of marine ectotherms, including coral reef fishes.

Mar 24, 2020

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found a way to turn pollen, one of the hardest materials in the plant kingdom, into a soft and flexible material, with the potential to serve as a ‘building block’ for the design of new categories of eco-friendly materials.

The...

Mar 24, 2020

The State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases of the University of Hong Kong (the SKL) has partnered with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to rapidly develop a vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

Mar 20, 2020

A team of NUS researchers has achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres. The new rubber aerogels demonstrate remarkable properties — they are...

Mar 17, 2020

The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) analysed more than 300 specimens (including sputum, nasopharyngeal swabs, deep throat saliva, blood, urine and stool) from 14 Hong Kong patients confirmed with COVID-19 and discovered that the virus was detectable in the fecal samples of...