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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.

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.

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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.

Drug Capture System Developed to treat Limb Ischemia

Dr. Patrick Ching-Ho Hsieh, Dr. Steve Roffler, and colleagues at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences have announced a new treatment for limb ischemia that may solve many of the traditional problems for treating the disease.

Targeting BDNF in the medial thalamus for the treatment of central poststroke pain in a rodent model

Approximately 7-10% of patients develop a chronic pain syndrome after the stroke. This chronic pain condition is called central poststroke pain (CPSP). Recent studies have observed an abnormal increase in the secretion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in spinal cord tissue after spinal cord injury. An animal model of CPSP was established by an intra-thalamus … Continue reading Targeting BDNF in the medial thalamus for the treatment of central poststroke pain in a rodent model

Antibody targeting IL-17B/RB proved effective for pancreatic cancer

Of all battles against cancer, when it comes to the therapeutics for pancreatic cancer, more than ever, it is too little and too late. That is why, when Dr. Wen-Hwa Lee’s team developed an antibody and proved that it can extend the life of lab mice to twice longer than its compared group, the participating scientists are excited, for they have pushed the milestone one step further in finding the therapeutics for pancreatic cancer patients

Peptide Nasal Spray to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Rita P.-Y. Chen, an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Biological Chemistry along with Dr. Pang-hsien Tu, a former Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, and their research teams recently found that a modified short peptide delays the onset of Alzheimer’s disease when delivered in the form of a nasal drop in a mouse model.

Local winners of NASA hackathon announced in Taipei

The winners of the local edition of the NASA Space Apps Challenge, which this year is themed “Earth,” were announced April 30 in Taipei City, with two Taiwan teams nominated to vie against competitors from around the world in the finals of the largest international hackathon.

Top 10 STEM Breakthrough Technologies Of 2017 – MIT Technology Review

The 'MIT Technology Review' has recently shared its top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2017.

An Extraordinary Celestial Spiral with a Twist–ALMA adds a new dimension to a Hubble Space Telescope result

An international team of astronomers, led by Dr. Hyosun Kim in Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA, Taiwan), has found a way of deriving the orbital shape of binary stars that have orbital periods too long to be directly measured.

NCKU President shares her love of science with high school girls in Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Huey-Jen Jenny Su was invited by Taipei First Girls High School (TFG) to share her learning experience and reflection on being a female scientist in global community on April 14 in Taipei.