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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 [...]

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

SEJONG, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 3 million animals were used in experiments by universities and public and private research centers in South Korea last year, government data showed Tuesday.  A total of 2.88 million mammals, amphibians and fish were experimented on by 333 institutions in 2016, according to the data compiled by the [...]

Underwater Drones to Explore Korea’s East Sea

Underwater Drones to Explore Korea’s East Sea

BUSAN, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Wave Gliders, self-serving unmanned drones for underwater research, are being deployed to South Korea’s East Sea, around Ulleungdo and Dokdo islands.  According to the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, the unmanned surface vehicles, equipped with autonomous navigation systems, will be in service for the next five years starting in [...]

New Emulsion Technique Mixes Water and Oil without Chemicals

New Emulsion Technique Mixes Water and Oil without Chemicals

DAEJEON, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of KAIST researchers announced Tuesday the development of a new emulsion technique that makes use of physical force instead of chemical compounds.  Because oil floats on water due to its lower density, dispersants, or surfactants, are required to make oil particles water-soluble. These compounds, however, have often [...]