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Researchers have created Google Maps of Tissue

Researchers at Maastricht University (UM) recently succeeded in visualizing dynamic metabolic changes using mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) through amino acid conversion in the liver. This is the first time scientists have been able to identify the dynamics of biochemical processes in human tissue.

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Early Stress Exposure Confers Lifelong Vulnerability, Causing Long-Lasting Alterations in a Specific Brain Reward Region

Mount Sinai study establishes mechanism by which an early window of exposure defines the response to stress in adulthood

Dr. Arun Netravali, HDTV tech pioneer, wins Prestigious Marconi Award

Dr. Arun Netravali, former president of Bell Labs (now Nokia Bell Labs) and leader of key base technology for MPEG 1, 2 and 4 that ushered in digital video revolution in TV and mobile and streaming video has been awarded the prestigious Marconi Prize for 2017.

A European Startup is revolutionizing Genome Diagnostics through Artificial Intelligence

Diploid is a Leuven-based genomics start-up that aims to revolutionize healthcare by bringing genome diagnostics into daily clinical practice. Peter Schols, CEO of Diploid, founded the company in 2014 out of his passion for both software development and genetics.

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Taiwanese Students Shine at Intel Science Fair

Taiwan high school students won three third-place awards, one fourth-place award and one special award for their outstanding performances at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 19 in Los Angeles.

When Deep Learning Meets Bioinformatics in Personal Genome Annotation

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), these kinds of terms sound very familiar, right? When you get on to the internet you have great chances of coming across an article or news about the advancement in these areas.

Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Reduces Suicide Risk among Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

The launch of National Health Insurance (NHI) in Taiwan in 1995 has led to an average of 20% reduction of the relative magnitude of suicide mortality in newly diagnosed cancer patients versus the general population, according to a new study by researchers at National Taiwan University (NTU). This study has been published online on 2 March 2017 in Psycho-Oncology.

Sensors detect disease markers in breath

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building’s air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. By riddling the thin plastic films with pores, University of Illinois researchers made the devices sensitive enough to detect at levels that are far too low to smell, yet are important to human health.

MOFA short film highlights Taiwan’s global health contributions

A short film focusing on one of the millions of success stories resulting from international medical contributions by the Republic of China (Taiwan) was released May 6 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Interview with Dr. Rita P.Y. Chen, Associate Research Fellow at Academia Sinica

Dr. Rita Chen is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Biological Chemistry (IBC) and is also a TIGP-CBMB faculty member. Dr. Chen was awarded her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Biochemistry at the prestigious University of Cambridge in 1998.

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Interview With Aimazing – A Singapore based Startup Disrupting the Contactless Payment in South East Asia

Financial technology, or most commonly known as FinTech, is a business made up of companies that adopt latest technology and innovation with existing resources in order to contest in the marketplace of traditional financial establishments and mediators in the delivery of financial services.

Stay Simple to Express a Noble Aspiration: the RSC & AlChE Fellow—Prof. Chen Yu-wen

Professor Chen Yu-wen from the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, a person wearing retro glasses and looking like an artist, was honorably selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) last year and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in this year.