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New Science Magazines Target Adult Readers

New Science Magazines Target Adult Readers

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of science magazines are being launched in the South Korean publishing industry targeting adult readers, with many experts hopeful that the trend could lead to the expansion of the science literature industry. Among the publishers jumping on the bandwagon of science magazines is EumPublishing, which is [...]

Good Bacteria in Kimchi and Soy Sauce Can Help Fight Diabetes

Good Bacteria in Kimchi and Soy Sauce Can Help Fight Diabetes

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean food authorities have announced that probiotics extracted from traditional South Korean food can help prevent diabetes complications. The Korea Food Research Institute made the announcement on Tuesday along with an update on its research into the commercialization of diabetes complication-preventing probiotics, which are extracted from traditional Korean food [...]

KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the nation’s official development assistance (ODA) agency, has built a special school for students with hearing problems in Jordan, the agency said Tuesday. Construction started in Marka, near the Jordanian capital Amman in 2014 in an ODA project worth US$ 5.2 million. Built [...]

SK Chemicals, GSK Awaiting Commercial Sales of Shingles Vaccine

SK Chemicals, GSK Awaiting Commercial Sales of Shingles Vaccine

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Chemicals Co., a South Korean pharmaceutical and chemical goods manufacturer, and multinational drug firm GlaxoSmithKline Plc. (GSK) are awaiting final approval of their respective herpes zoster vaccines, market watchers said Tuesday. Approval is forecast to shake up the market in a big way, setting up a showdown with [...]

S. Korea Strives to Make PyeongChang Attractive Tourist City for Olympics

S. Korea Strives to Make PyeongChang Attractive Tourist City for Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — When former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced PyeongChang as the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics six years ago, the small alpine county was an unfamiliar name to almost all people living outside of South Korea. Though already famous in the country for the outstanding [...]