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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 [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How our Perceived Future Influences our Memories of the Past

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How our Perceived Future Influences our Memories of the Past

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Vivid memories and emotions about things affect our perceptions of when they took place, but can the chance of them happening again also influence how we regard the past? Those of us who watched the Hollywood hit movie, La La Land, which focuses on a bitter-sweet love [...]

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

S. Korea to Use AI in Drug Discovery

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will spearhead a project to develop a drug platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, the government said Thursday, in the latest effort to transform the country into a global biotech and medical industry hub. A total of four research centers and universities — the [...]