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S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biologists have discovered bacteria with outstanding capabilities to biodegrade endocrine-disrupting chemicals known to obstruct the excretion of hormones in the human body. The Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources announced on Monday that it has discovered bacteria that can biodegrade phthalate, an endocrine disruptor. Newly named as [...]

No Need for Health Supplements, Pollack Increases Muscle Mass Without Exercise

No Need for Health Supplements, Pollack Increases Muscle Mass Without Exercise

BUSAN, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Pollack, one of the most common white fish, has been found to play an important role as a health supplement. According to the Korea Overseas Fisheries Association on Monday, such results were published by Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. in November 2017. It was found that the protein content of [...]

Bill Proposed for Wider Use of Personal Data Protected by Aliases

Bill Proposed for Wider Use of Personal Data Protected by Aliases

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Lawmakers have submitted a bill that would allow broader access to private information, on the condition that the data is tightly veiled under pseudonyms, parliamentary officials said Tuesday. Signed on by 10 legislators, the bill proposes allowing data holders to release personal information for use other than intended purposes [...]

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Supreme Court has found that a 2009 penalty decision by the state antitrust watchdog against U.S. Qualcomm Inc. was not completely lawful, sending the case back to a lower court for reconsideration, court officials said Monday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined the global chipmaker 273.2 billion [...]

SsangYong Motor Tests Partially Self-driving System on Its New SUV

SsangYong Motor Tests Partially Self-driving System on Its New SUV

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — SsangYong Motor Co., the South Korean unit of Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said Friday that it has successfully tested a partially self-driving system on its upcoming sport utility vehicle set to be unveiled in March. The automaker has been developing the midsize SUV under the project name [...]

Three Locations Picked for Specialized Smart City Project

Three Locations Picked for Specialized Smart City Project

SEJONG, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The infrastructure ministry on Friday announced three locations that will be turned into themed smart cities that will receive a total of 12 billion won (US$10.65 million) in investment. Daejeon, Gimhae and Bucheon were picked for this year in the government project that aims to improve the daily convenience [...]