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Experts Warn of Risk of High Blood Pressure Among Obese Children

Experts Warn of Risk of High Blood Pressure Among Obese Children

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — With children spending longer hours confined at home following the coronavirus outbreak, experts are warning of heightened concern for high blood pressure caused by obesity. A research team from Woorisoa Children’s Hospital conducted a health survey of 1,548 elementary school students (813 first-graders and 735 fourth-graders). They found that [...]

Suppression of Serotonin Signal Helps Improve Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

Suppression of Serotonin Signal Helps Improve Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

DAEJEON, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A joint research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital confirmed that diabetes and fatty liver disease can be cured by suppressing the transmission of the serotonin signal in fat tissue. Serotonin, often called the ‘happy hormone,’ refers [...]

New Deep Learning Model Classifies COVID-19 and Bacterial Pneumonia Through AI-based CT Analysis

New Deep Learning Model Classifies COVID-19 and Bacterial Pneumonia Through AI-based CT Analysis

DAEGU, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A new deep learning model has been developed that can automatically classify bacterial pneumonia and COVID-19 patients through the analysis of computed tomography (CT) images. The Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology said Thursday that along with eungnam University Medical Center, it had developed a new method to [...]

Research Team Finds Obesity Responsible for Memory Loss

Research Team Finds Obesity Responsible for Memory Loss

GWANGJU, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of South Korean researchers has published a study that argues obesity obstructs memory formation. Researchers from Chonnam National University Medical School found that obesity increases the number of certain circular RNAs in the brain which obstruct the expression of nerve growth factors. Consequently, obesity obstructs the neuronal [...]

Seoul National University Hospital Succeeds in Scar-free Robotic Surgery for Liver Transplant Recipient

Seoul National University Hospital Succeeds in Scar-free Robotic Surgery for Liver Transplant Recipient

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University Hospital successfully completed a liver transplant procedure without leaving scars for both the organ donor and recipient using a robot and a laparoscope. The hospital announced on Tuesday that it had succeeded in excising the liver of a donor and transplanting it in a recipient using [...]