Genes critical for hearing identified

The study, published in Nature Communications, tested 3,006 strains of 'knock-out' mice for signs of hearing loss. 'Knock-out' mice have one gene from their genome inactivated, which helps researchers to uncover the functions of that gene.

This Taiwan Based Startup is Solving the Healthcare Challenges By Using AI & Cloud Technology

Modern healthcare is moving towards precision medicine rather than traditional one-size-fits-all approach. Recent advancements in technology are making this trend much faster than it was happening.

Spare Parts Might “Jump-Start” Protein Design

scientists have created new proteins based on “existing natural parts,” that carry out their intended function with flying colors. This research was reported yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, PNAS.

New functions of hippocampus unveiled to bring insights to causes and treatments of brain diseases

A research team led by Lam Woo Professor of Biomedical Engineering Ed X. Wu of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong has made a major breakthrough in unveiling the mysteries of the brain

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Graphene Forged Into Three-dimensional Shapes

Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light.

A green light for green chemistry: the discovery of new enzymes synthesizing alkaloid natural products

 In nature, living organisms use primary metabolites containing simple building blocks as their starting materials. An important part of utilizing these starting materials is enzymes, which efficiently catalyze a variety of chemical reactions and generate a large number of natural products through biosynthetic pathways.

Plotcon 2017 – The world’s most visionary conference for data visualization

PLOTCON is the most visionary conference for data visualization in scientific computing, finance, business, and journalism. We bring together scientists, engineers, programmers, web developers, designers, business analysts, and journalists to disseminate best-practices in data visualization and accelerate the bleeding edge of technology.

5th World Congress on Advanced Clinical Trials and Clinical Research

Clinical Trials Congress 2018 Conference is a multidisciplinary program with broad participation with members from around the globe focused on learning about clinical research and its advances. Clinical Trials Congress 2018 will discuss various disciplines involved in the pre-clinical research, conduct of clinical trials; it will educate health care researchers about design, operation, organizing, research computing, regulatory aspects and reporting of clinical trials.

Paper-based tuberculosis test could boost diagnoses in developing countries

Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) early can allow patients to receive the medicine they need and also help prevent the disease from spreading. But in resource-limited areas, equipment requirements and long wait times for results are obstacles to diagnosis and treatment. To tackle this problem, scientists report in ACS Sensors the development of a fast, paper-based tuberculosis test that can be read with a smartphone.

WCIT 2017 ICT Award Winners Shared their Dreams of Future Digital Economy Revolution

The three-day event WCIT 2017 was successfully concluded yesterday and the main highlight of the event was the WCIT 2017 ITC award ceremony.  The 21st World Congress on Information Technology kick-started in Taipei on September 11th. The 3-day event was aimed at bringing in the latest trends of digital economy development to the island nation.

21st World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2017) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan

WCIT 2017 will provide an interdisciplinary, international platform where local, regional and global business opportunities are promoted. Taiwan boasts an excellent high-level domestic marketplace with strong links to all of Asia. Key policymakers and stakeholders from all over the world will be present, and there will be ample networking opportunities with qualified, potential customers, suppliers and partners.

GapSummit 2018 – The World’s First Global and Intergenerational Leadership Summit in Biotechnology

GBR’s flagship event is the GapSummit. The GapSummit welcomes 100 future bio-leaders (Leaders of Tomorrow) from around the world. Leaders of Tomorrow are carefully selected to attend. In addition, the GapSummit also attracts world leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, who will engage, challenge and inspire the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow.

Taiwan ranks 2nd at International Earth Science Olympiad

Taiwan students won two golds and two silvers to tie with Japan for second place at the 11th International Earth Science Olympiad in Nice, France, the Ministry of Education announced Aug. 29.

Science publishes Super Steel breakthrough developed by HKU-led Beijing-HK-Taiwan team at low cost

Automotive, aerospace and defense applications require metallic materials with ultra-high strength. However, in some particular high-loading structural applications, metallic materials shall also have large ductility and high toughness to facilitate the precise forming of structural components and to avoid the catastrophic failure of components during service.

Formosat-5 launches successfully, makes contact with ground station

Taiwan’s first indigenously produced ultra-high resolution Earth observation satellite Formosat-5 was launched at 2:51 a.m. Aug. 25 Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, representing a milestone in the nation’s space technology industry.