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S. Korean Researchers Succeed in Animal Test for COVID-19 Treatment

S. Korean Researchers Succeed in Animal Test for COVID-19 Treatment

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run research institute with a specialty in weapons development is now developing a cure for COVID-19. South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD) announced on Wednesday that it confirmed the effectiveness of its newly-developed COVID-19 siRNA gene therapy treatment after conducting animal tests. The new treatment is designed [...]

Coronavirus Causes Blood Vessel Inflammation, Immune Inhibition

Coronavirus Causes Blood Vessel Inflammation, Immune Inhibition

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The novel coronavirus causes blood vessel inflammation and inhibits immune response, tests conducted on primates indicated Wednesday. The infection model research by state-run Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) showed animals exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 experienced rapid multiplying of the virus in the throat and lungs two [...]

Nafamostat Undergoing Clinical Trials After Curing Coronavirus Patients

Nafamostat Undergoing Clinical Trials After Curing Coronavirus Patients

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Nafamostat, a drug used to treat acute pancreatitis and prevent blood clotting for patients receiving blood dialysis, was found to be effective against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Professors Rhee Ji-young and Jang Suk-bin from Dankook University Hospital published an article detailing the use of nafamostat [...]

SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment to Launch Joint Online Concert Company

SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment to Launch Joint Online Concert Company

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, two of South Korea’s leading K-pop labels and agencies, have announced the launch of a joint company for virtual concerts. The company, Beyond Live Corp. (BLC), will operate to expand the paid Beyond Live online concert series, created earlier this year between SM and [...]

Netflix Moves to Invest in S. Korean Content

Netflix Moves to Invest in S. Korean Content

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Global streaming giant Netflix Inc. has topped South Korea’s over-the-top (OTT) service ranking in the four years since its debut, largely thanks to a localization strategy focused on investing massive sums into the production of local content, experts say. Initially, Netflix faced unwilling customers who weren’t used to the [...]

Tourist Flock to Myeongsasimni Beach in Post COVID-19 Era

Tourist Flock to Myeongsasimni Beach in Post COVID-19 Era

WANDO, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Major summer resorts, including beaches in South Korea’s southern regions where the scorching summer heat has arrived in full force, are busy welcoming tourists as the vacation season begins. Among them is Myeongsasimni Beach in Wando County, South Jeolla Province, which has a 570,000 square meter sandy area. Myeongsasimni [...]

Moroccan-British Contemporary Artist Hassan Hajjaj to Hold 1st Asian Exhibition in Seoul

Moroccan-British Contemporary Artist Hassan Hajjaj to Hold 1st Asian Exhibition in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Five women dressed in hijabs and caftan dresses are seen with motorbikes in the narrow streets of Morocco. Standing before the camera, they stare into the lens not as passive presences but with bold and bravado-filled poses. In “Henna Angels,” a 2010 photograph by Moroccan-British artist Hassan Hajjaj, the [...]

S. Korea’s Drive-thru Virus Test Scheme Proposed as Global Standard

S. Korea’s Drive-thru Virus Test Scheme Proposed as Global Standard

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it has proposed a drive-thru virus test scheme as an international standard, paving the way for the country to share its know-how in the anti-virus fight. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has voted in favor of proposing the country’s drive-thru COVID-19 checkup centers as [...]