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Scientists Develop New Drug Treatment for Cancer

Scientists Develop New Drug Treatment for Cancer

SEOUL, Jun. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean medical researchers developed a new type of anti-cancer immune material derived from a plant, the science ministry said Thursday, opening up new treatment opportunities for patients. The team, led by Lee Chang-hwan of Ulsan University, developed the new substance made from the plant named [...]

LG Chem Gets US$12.6 Million from Bill Gates Foundation for Polio Vaccine

LG Chem Gets US$12.6 Million from Bill Gates Foundation for Polio Vaccine

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s top chemical firm, said Wednesday that it has received a US$12.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new polio vaccine. The grant will be used to expand LG Chem’s facility in South Korea and conduct medical trials of its new polio vaccine in overseas countries, LG Chem said in a statement. Since 2014, LG Chem has been developing an inactivated vaccine forpolio, with a second-phase [...]

Scientists Develop New Method to Produce TPA

Scientists Develop New Method to Produce TPA

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists have developed a new eco-friendly method to chemically produce terephthalic acid (TPA), which is largely used for polyethylene terephthalate, the science ministry said Sunday, a development that could be a boon in the mass production of next-generation industrial plastic. TPA is a large-volume [...]

Scientists Develop 3D Brain Neural Structure

Scientists Develop 3D Brain Neural Structure

GWANGJU, Jun. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists successfully created an artificial brain-like three-dimensional neural structure, a local university said Wednesday, a finding that may contribute to studies in various brain diseases including Alzheimer’s. The team led by Yoon Myung-han at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in collaboration [...]

South Korean Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Medical Adhesive

South Korean Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Medical Adhesive

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced Tuesday that a research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology has developed a medical glue using adhesive protein from mussels combined with autotherapeutic substances from the human body.  According to the research team led by professor Cha Hyung-joon, mussels produce [...]

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced Tuesday that it has developed a technology to reduce fine dust emissions at thermal power stations by roughly 90 percent.  The institute recently installed catalytic denitrification equipment – typically employed at power plants to reduce pollutants by converting nitrogen oxide into [...]

Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The application of patents for social robots that can interact and communicate with humans has risen sharply in South Korea in recent years with the advances being made in robotics and artificial intelligence, government data showed Tuesday. Social robot patent applications have surged more than 20 percent annually since [...]