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Scientists Develop Photothermal HEPA Filter that Eradicates 99 pct of COVID-19 Virus

Scientists Develop Photothermal HEPA Filter that Eradicates 99 pct of COVID-19 Virus

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Energy Research said Tuesday it had developed a photothermal HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter that eradicates fine and ultrafine dust as well as viruses. The research team coated commercial HEPA filters with photothermal materials like metal nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes, which turn light energy into [...]

Scientists Find Method to Improve Efficiency of Photoelectric Transformation Using Virus as Solar Cell Thin Film

Scientists Find Method to Improve Efficiency of Photoelectric Transformation Using Virus as Solar Cell Thin Film

DAEJEON, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that the efficiency of photoelectric transformation improved by using a virus rather than a chemical compound as solar cell thin film. The National Research Foundation of Korea said Thursday that a joint research team from Sungkyunkwan University and Pusan National University succeeded in complementing the [...]

Evrys Bio Awarded $34 Million from DOD to Develop a Single Drug Simultaneously Effective Against Multiple Lethal Viruses

Evrys Bio Awarded $34 Million from DOD to Develop a Single Drug Simultaneously Effective Against Multiple Lethal Viruses

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Evrys Bio, a biotech company developing Next Gen Antivirals, was awarded a $34.3 million contract from the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop a drug, simultaneously effective against multiple high-risk viral agents. The proposed drug intends to improve disease survival after exposure to one or more viruses from [...]

Asymptomatic, Mild COVID-19 Patients Suffer from Severe Imbalance of Stomach Microorganisms: Study

Asymptomatic, Mild COVID-19 Patients Suffer from Severe Imbalance of Stomach Microorganisms: Study

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — COVID-19 patients including those suffering from both mild and severe syptoms are experiencing a severe imbalance of microorganisms inside the stomach. A research team from the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital collected stool samples from 12 COVID-19 patients, both asymptomatic and mild, transferred to a public health center in Yeongdeok, North [...]

Researchers Develop Disposable Test Kit Capable of Detecting Virus in 50 Minutes

Researchers Develop Disposable Test Kit Capable of Detecting Virus in 50 Minutes

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed the technology and equipment to detect viruses in an indoor environment in just 50 minutes. A joint research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, and Konkuk University’s Department of Veterinary Medicine announced [...]

Kimchi Bacteria a Better Alternative to Ethanol Disinfectant

Kimchi Bacteria a Better Alternative to Ethanol Disinfectant

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that a culture medium of lactic acid bacteria extracted from kimchi is capable of killing off viruses. This medium is expected to be a safer alternative to alcohol. The National Institute of Biological Resources announced on Monday that the culture medium of ‘Lactobacillus plantarum [...]

S. Korea Gears up for Long Virus Battle as Infection Cases Top 20,000

S. Korea Gears up for Long Virus Battle as Infection Cases Top 20,000

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (korea Bizwire) – South Korea is bracing for a prolonged virus combat as the number of cases involving unknown transmission routes and critically ill patients increases, with the country’s infection cases surpassing the grim 20,000 mark. South Korea, once praised for its successful containment of COVID-19, reported 235 new cases Tuesday, raising [...]

S. Koreans Rely on Digital Maps to Track Spreading Virus

S. Koreans Rely on Digital Maps to Track Spreading Virus

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Digital maps are helping South Koreans keep track of COVID-19 amid a deluge of information on the contagious virus as the number of patients are increasing by the hundreds. South Korea’s infections remained relatively stable until mid-February. The total number of patients hovered around 30 and even remained unchanged [...]