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Natural gene therapy for intractable skin disease discovered
1-April-2019

Pathogenic gene mutations causing a type of intractable skin disease can be eliminated from some parts of patients’ skin as they age, according to Hokkaido University researchers and their collaborators in Japan. This represents a form of natural gene therapy.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
Chinese medicine: The good, the bad and the authentic [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
29-March-2019

Authenticating Chinese traditional medicines could become quicker and easier.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Medicine
 
HKBU scholar invents new tangram games to test children’s visual-related literacy skills
28-March-2019

A scholar from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed a new series of games which can be used to train and test children’s reading, writing and word identification skills at an early age.

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: People
 
Finding compounds to reduce jet lag [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
28-March-2019

Researchers investigated existing drugs for molecules that affect circadian rhythms and found a known anti-aging supplement reduced jet lag in mice.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Medicine
 
Spiraling giants: witnessing the birth of a massive binary star system
28-March-2019

Astronomers have found a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system. This observations show that binary stars form together.

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Contact: Hitoshi Yamaoka Institution: National Astronomial Observatory of Japan Category: Science
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