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Taurine found effective against Alzheimer's
Dec 17, 2014
As society ages, the number of Alzheimer's patients is rising. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia occurrences, but there is yet no fundamental cure for the disease. Patients will eventually die as their symptoms worsen. However, a group of researchers a...

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Artificial skin can sense heat, pressure
Dec 16, 2014
A group of scientists have developed an artificial skin that is as soft as human flesh and which has elasticity just like that of a human. The skin also has "smart" functions that can sense temperature, humidity and pressure from the external environment. A research team led by A...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #39
Dec 10, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #39 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 물장군 Muljanggun Scientific name: Lethocerus deyrollei (Vuillefroy) Distri...

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New shiitake strain has better taste, faster growth
Dec 10, 2014
The Korea Forest Research Institute has developed a new variety of shiitake mushroom, the Sanmaru No. 1. A domestic research team has developed a new variety of shiitake mushroom that grows larger and faster and which has an equally or better taste.The Korea Forest Research Insti...

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Researchers discover ischemic disease treatment
Dec 09, 2014
Researchers have discovered a substance that can induce the movement of stem cells from bone marrow to blood vessels. This allows them to target damaged tissue in the blood vessels and to treat deficiencies in the blood supply and other ischemic diseases. A joint team of research...

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Korea, ASEAN discuss science and technology
Dec 03, 2014
Korea and ASEAN will come together to share their policies on fostering innovation in science and technology and to discuss ways to boost cooperation across the sector. About 30 scientists and engineers from 10 ASEAN countries, as well as China and Japan, will attend the upcoming...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #38
Dec 03, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #38 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 선녀벌레 Seonnyeobeollae Scientific name: Geisha distinctissima (Walker) ...

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Jeju Island: The gift of volcanic activity
Dec 02, 2014
Earlier in August 2014, Typhoon Nakri dumped more than 1,000 millimeters of rain on Jeju Island alone. Despite the record heavy rainfall, however, Korea’s largest island did not suffer from much rain damage. Experts agree that this was due to the unique geological structure of Je...

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The shifting of Korea’s mobile social media
Nov 27, 2014
Closed social networks such as Naver's Band are gaining popularity.The current population of South Korea is close to 50 million, and smartphone owners make up 74 percent of that. Among Koreans in their 20s, smartphone ownership stands at 98 percent.What are the most used apps on ...

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Lithium battery developed with faster charging speed
Nov 25, 2014
A team of researchers recently developed a new lithium battery that can be charged up to seven times faster than existing lithium batteries. The team, led by Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) Professor Lee Jinwoo, developed the new lithium battery with faster ...