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Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of scientists from South Korea, Denmark and Thailand have developed a paper-based chip using conductive ink on printer paper that can be synced wirelessly with a smartphone for medical diagnosis.  The team took advantage of the properties of electrowetting – using voltage to change the shape of [...]

SK Innovation Aims to Develop Powerful EV Battery by 2020

SK Innovation Aims to Develop Powerful EV Battery by 2020

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s SK Innovation said Sunday it aims to develop a powerful electric car battery that would enable vehicles to travel 500 kilometers on a single charge by 2020. The energy and chemical business arm of SK Group said it will cope with current business trouble in China through [...]

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by the African Cattle Genome Consortium – incorporating 17 research teams from nine countries including South Korea – revealed that it is genetic traits that help indigenous cattle in Africa better cope with the continent’s scorching heat, announced the Rural Development Administration on Thursday.  The joint [...]

Autonomous Cars to Fully Take Off in S. Korea in 2028: Analysts

Autonomous Cars to Fully Take Off in S. Korea in 2028: Analysts

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Autonomous cars are forecast to become popular in the South Korean auto market in 2028, five years after they do so in the United States, according to analysts Monday. According to the industry analysts in a book published by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, self-driving cars [...]

Gov’t to Spend 41 bln Won on 3D Printing Technology in 2017

Gov’t to Spend 41 bln Won on 3D Printing Technology in 2017

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s science ministry said Sunday that it will spend 41.2 billion won (US$37 million) this year to develop core 3D printing expertise to nurture the fledging industry. The 2017 budget will be spent on various 3D printing businesses to spur demand and strengthen national competitiveness, the Ministry of [...]

Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists developed a new type of gold nano-sized materials to treat hyperuricemia, the science ministry said Wednesday, opening a new gateway for the treatment of diseases such as gout. Hyperuricemia is a phenomenon marked by an abnormally high level of uric acid in the [...]

Scientists Discover REM Sleep’s Role in Memory Development

Scientists Discover REM Sleep’s Role in Memory Development

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists discovered that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep has a role in memory consolidation, a state-run science laboratory said Monday, a finding that could lead to a treatment for diseases related to sleep disorder. The team led by Choi Jee-hyun found that REM sleep [...]

Scientists Develop Battery that Self-Charges Inside Human Body

Scientists Develop Battery that Self-Charges Inside Human Body

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers have developed an implantable electronic medical device (IEMD) that is capable of providing energy storage using natural ions as electrolytes in a supercapacitator – simply put, an IEMD with a battery that self-charges on body fluids.  Led by professors Roh Kwang-chul of the Korea Institute of [...]