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Researchers identify beef tenderness gene
Jun 17, 2014
The genes that determine the tenderness of beef have been discovered. Researchers have revealed a correlation between the DNA of calpain and calpastatin, two proteins that control the softness of beef, according to the Rural Development Administration on June 8. It is widely know...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #28
Jun 12, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #28 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: 만주거품벌레, Manjugeopumbeolle Scientific name: Aphrophora straminea Kato Di...

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Understanding of Illness in the Dongui Bogam
Jun 10, 2014
In ancient times, the key to understanding and treating illness throughout the world was that a human was regarded as a holistic entity in both physical and spiritual aspects. Ancient people generally classified diseases according to visible and sensible symptoms. They focused on...

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Hand motions can control smart devices: scientists
Jun 09, 2014
The image of a map on a big screen moves when a person opens her hand or closes it into a fist. The user can select and enlarge the image, and even control a cursor on the screen, by moving her hands about. This is no longer a scene from a science fiction movie. The Electronics a...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #27
Jun 05, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #27 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: 사마귀 Samagwi Scientific name: Tenodera angustipennis Saussure Distribution:...

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The Health Preservation and Public Health Methods in th...
Jun 03, 2014
5. Advice on Healthy Delivery and Childcare Many East Asian medical texts are particularly specialized in gynecology and pediatrics. In around the 10th century, gynecology and pediatrics appeared early as new subjects in the field of medicine and medical treatises on both of thes...

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Korea recognized for science, technology in IMD ranking...
May 30, 2014
In the annual world competitiveness rankings released last week by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Korea climbed a few notches in the fields of science and technology, improving its competitiveness in those two sectors between 2013 to 2014. Acco...

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Barley sprouts can help prevent fatty liver, obesity
May 30, 2014
Barley is one of the main staple food ingredients, along with rice, for many Koreans. A recent study has found that barley sprouts can help treat fatty livers and obesity. Barley sprouts (photo courtesy of the RDA)The Rural Development Administration (RDA) carried out a clin...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #26
May 29, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #26 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: 황라사마귀, Hwangrasamagwi Scientific name: Mantis religiosa (Linne) Distribut...

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The Health Preservation and Public Health Methods in th...
May 28, 2014
The Dongui Bogam is not only a medical text for the treatment of disease, but also a guide to a desirable human life. It contains the East Asian know-how on how to maintain a healthy life without disease, know-how that has been accumulated over thousands of years. This chapter sy...