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HKUST Researchers Discover Mutation Route That Helps Find New Therapeutic Lead for Deadly Brain Cancer Patients
6-March-2019

A research team consisting of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have uncovered the mutational mechanism of how a rare and deadly brain cancer –secondary glioblastoma (sGBM) – progresses from its less lethal type.

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Contact: Lindy Wong Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
 
More proactive policies, budget and resources needed for health professionals in Asia
5-March-2019

With a lack of financial budget, poor support system and an erosion of professional autonomy amongst Health Care Professionals (HCP)s in developing countries, urgent calls for provision of more university-based education programs with timely policies to speed up progress are needed across Asia’s entrenched medical system governance.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
 
Memory foam scaffold helps bone regenerate [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
5-March-2019

A new scaffold expands to fill in bone defects and encourage tissue growth.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
 
Overcoming Cardiovascular Disease with a Magnetically-Steerable Guidewire Microrobot
5-March-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.

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Contact: Jieun Choi Institution: DGIST(Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) Category: Technology
 
Not always a press release [Beyond the Journal: The science of communication]
4-March-2019

Don't be afraid of using a variety of tools and strategies to spread the word.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: People
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