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Gov’t to Look for Correlations Between Smoking and Loss of Productivity

Gov’t to Look for Correlations Between Smoking and Loss of Productivity

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The government for the very first time has embarked on an investigation to find out how smoking can affect productivity during work. While there were assessments on the negative economic effects of smoking, such as higher medical bills, a study on the loss of productivity is the first of [...]

Gov’t Announces Massive Dementia Research Initiative

Gov’t Announces Massive Dementia Research Initiative

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is set to make a significant investment over the next several years to develop early diagnosis, prevention and treatment technologies for dementia and to determine the causes of dementia. According to new plans announced by the government, the Ministry of Health and Welfare will team up with [...]

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — New legislation has made it possible for samples from human biological materials taken for treatment and diagnostic purposes to be used in research. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said a law enforcement ordinance was approved at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday that requires medical institutions to impose fines for [...]

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has successfully used unmanned drones to determine the spread and population of Arctic birds. A team of researchers at the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) said Tuesday that they had found pink-footed geese and ringed plover brooding eggs in the 82-degree north Greenland Sirius [...]

S. Korea, China to Conduct Joint Study on Health Effects of Ultrafine Dust

S. Korea, China to Conduct Joint Study on Health Effects of Ultrafine Dust

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean and Chinese researchers will conduct a joint study on harmful effects of ultrafine dust particles on the human body, officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea said they have selected a Korea-China joint research study on the health effects of [...]

S. Korea Rolls Out ‘Alchemist’ Project to Foster Technologies

S. Korea Rolls Out ‘Alchemist’ Project to Foster Technologies

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s industry ministry on Tuesday kicked off what it calls the alchemist project, which centers on supporting complicated research and development projects, even those that have little chance of success, to eventually secure core technologies. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the project takes cues from [...]

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 [...]

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has opened its first overseas research center devoted solely to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The South Korean tech giant said the Toronto AI Lab in Canada will carry out various research through cooperation with the University of Toronto starting from [...]