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Aug 03, 2018

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has recently carried out several strategic projects, including the National Energy Program and the Circular Materials Program, to achieve energy conservation and carbon mitigation. A research team from the NTU Department of Chemical Engineering has collaborated on these...

Jun 10, 2018

Future robots need no motors HKU Engineering invents world’s first nickel-hydroxide actuating material that can be triggered by both light and electricity

To develop micro- and biomimetic-robots, artificial muscles and medical devices, actuating materials that can reversibly change their volume under various...

Jun 10, 2018

The apterous A gene also impacts dorsal wing eyespot patterns and sex-specific traits

Butterflies often display strikingly different colour or patterns on the dorsal (top) and ventral (bottom) sides of their wings. A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has revealed that the...

Jun 10, 2018

Unique hydrogel performs eight times better than commercial drying agents, blocks sunlight, conducts electricity and powers small devices

May 21, 2018

Sperm are highly specialized cells adapted to achieve a single goal: fertilize an egg. Along the road to fertilization sperm must embark on a lengthy journey to the female oviduct, avoiding several fatal stresses that occur when they pass through different physiological environments. However, the events that allow...

May 05, 2018

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) researchers have developed a device that can reduce noise pollution entering buildings even while windows are wide open.

Designed to be mounted onto window grilles, the device could reduce up to 50 per cent of noise coming from nearby environments...

May 04, 2018

RGMa administration improves dexterity following spinal cord injury in monkeys

Spinal cord injury, or SCI, damages motor function and frequently leaves the patient paralyzed. A major reason is that the body cannot regenerate the lost neural connections.

In a report in Cerebral Cortex, Kyoto University...

Mar 23, 2018

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) entered into a licensing arrangement with Vision Science and Technology Co. Ltd. (VST), a local start-up supported by HKSTP-PolyU Tech Incubation Fund (TIF) and PolyU Tech Launchpad Fund (TLF), for commercializing PolyU's Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact (DISC) lens for...

Mar 23, 2018

Transcranial direct current therapy positively impacts mobility and executive functions, Tel Aviv University researchers say

Walking presents many challenges for patients with Parkinson's disease. Among the most burdensome of these challenges is "freezing of gait," the sudden onset of immobility mid-step. It...

Mar 16, 2018

Singapore, March 15, 2018 - The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has reported superior results using new green tea-based nanocarriers to kill liver cancer cells, compared to existing drug delivery systems. IBN Team Leader and Principal Research Scientist, Dr Motoichi Kurisawa, and his...

Mar 13, 2018

Singapore --( ASIA TODAY )-- A research collaboration between A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IMCB), and the Stanford University School of Medicine, has discovered methods to efficiently generate pure liver cells from human stem cells. This could lead to...

Mar 01, 2018

The study discovered that older people aged 55 and above with hearing loss are 2.3 times more likely to develop dementia

A local study on Singaporeans has revealed that people aged 55 and above with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. As more than 60 per cent of Singaporeans aged above 60 years...

Mar 01, 2018

The launch of the AI service and data center (AIS&D) on December 26, 2017 confirms the position of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) as a leader in the field of artificial intelligence. This latest development is the most recent in a proud history: in 1934, the students of the Dept. of Mechanical...

Feb 12, 2018

Joint press release by Hokkaido University, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and Kyoto University

Scientists successfully employed mutagenesis to identify the gene that causes hybrid sterility in rice, which is a major reproductive barrier between species.

Their...

Feb 03, 2018

New nanomesh structure lets skin breathe, prevents inflammation

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their...

Jan 25, 2018

He is in charge of the Microsoft search engine Bing, personal assistant Cotana and cloud platform Azure. He comes from Taiwan and is now CVP of Microsoft AI Core and CTO of the AI and Research Division. He is David Ku, the person in charge of integrating AI function into Microsoft’s essential products.

At...

Dec 16, 2017

Singtel today signed agreements with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to spearhead R&D efforts in emerging technologies that will support Singapore’s transformation into Smart Nation and help enable the country’s digital...

Dec 16, 2017

On December 15th, the Tsinghua Laboratory of Brain and Intelligence (THBI) and the Future Laboratory, Tsinghua University (THFL), were officially unveiled.

Dec 04, 2017

Highlighting Promising Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetic Profile of FP-025, a Selective MMP-12 Inhibitor.

Nov 20, 2017

Korean and American researchers develop a new method for making extremely short pulse lasers that could lead to precision eye surgery and material processing.

Nov 05, 2017

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences Associate Professor Wen-Chieh Tsai, Department of Life Sciences Associate Professor Song-Bin Chang and Orchid Research and Development Center Dr. Yu-Yun Hsiao jointly conducted an international study of genome sequence of Apostasia...

Nov 05, 2017

Global Scholars Gathered at Nankai to Track the Ecological Footprint of Civilizations

From October 27th to 30th, the Fourth Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2017) was held at Nankai University. More than 200 experts and scholars of 106 universities and institutes from Chinese mainland,...