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Improving DNA-detecting transistors [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
23-January-2019

Two teams investigate how to improve fabrication methods of transistor-based biosensors.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Science
 
DIWATA-2 successfully captures first images
23-January-2019

Philippine microsatellite DIWATA-2 has successfully captured initial images. Launched last autumn, it is the second microsatellite designed and developed under a collaborative project between Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), and the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD)

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Technology
 
Combining forces to combat E. coli PI-7
22-January-2019

A combined treatment may help tackle the rise of E. coli PI-7 in Saudi Arabia’s wastewater systems.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
 
Graphene E-skin helps detect strained materials [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
22-January-2019

Chinese researchers weave thin carbon layers into a colourful and highly responsive detector that can sense strain in a way similar to human skin.

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Contact: Alison Hadley Institution: IOP Publishing Category: Technology
 
Shaping a plant [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
21-January-2019

Flowering plant parents cooperate to guide proper development of offspring; insight that could lead to new hybrid plants.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
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