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Site of asteroid impact changed the history of life
10-November-2017

An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater 180 km wide. The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
HKBU Chinese medicine scholars develop innovative targeted delivery system for treating osteosarcoma
10-November-2017

Chinese Medicine scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have succeeded in developing a novel targeted delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 to achieve therapeutic genome editing of VEGFA in osteosarcoma (OS).

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: Medicine
 
Tohoku University and Keysight Technologies Inc. release test solution product for MTJ
8-November-2017

Tohoku University collaborates with Keysight Technologies Inc. on STT-MRAM test solution for MTJ

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Technology
 
New Possibility to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease with Licorice Extract
8-November-2017

Researchers in Korea newly found the mechanism of inhibition of dopamine neuronal cell death using licorice extract 'liquiritigenin'. It scientifically proves the possibility of treating degenerative brain diseases using natural materials.

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Contact: Jieun Choi Institution: DGIST(Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) Category: Medicine
 
Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin driving mechanism
7-November-2017

The actin and myosin complex (actomyosin) generates contraction force of a muscle utilizing the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis reaction. Many attempts have thus been made to explain the molecular origin of the actomyosin motility.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
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