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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...

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Flavonoids can become the new antibiotics: scientists
May 28, 2014
A recent study has proven that flavonoids, a natural food coloring extracted from the empress tree, constrains the activation of neuraminidase, a protein believed to cause avian influenza and other diseases. The results of the research were recently announced by a group of scient...

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New lens can see 160nm objects
May 27, 2014
A group of scientists recently developed a new lens that enables the human eye to see items that are 625 times smaller than the width of a human hair. By using this new lens, people can observe items that are down to 160 nanometers in length without applying any additional softwa...

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Causes of obesity found
May 22, 2014
A group of scientists has cracked the mystery of what causes obesity, a condition which greatly raises the risk of other health problems. The key to treating obesity is cilia, the hair-like structures on the surface of the brain's nerve cells. Researchers from the Asan Medical Ce...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #25
May 22, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #25 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: 대벌레, Daebeolle Scientific name: Baculum elongatum Thunberg Distribution: K...

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Researchers develop microscopic gas sensor
May 21, 2014
A group of researchers has developed an electronic device that can sense toxic or radioactive materials, as well as temperature and humidity, upon attachment to the surface of a living plant or insect. Professor Park Jang-Ung of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Te...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #24
May 15, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #24 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: 땅강아지, Ddanggangaji Scientific name: Gryllotalpa orientalis (Burmeister) ...

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An Introduction to the Organization and Contents of the...
May 14, 2014
There is indeed no physician more eminent than Heo Jun (1539–1615) in Korean society. His major work, the Dongui Bogam is regarded not only as the most significant medical text representing Korean medicine but also as the pride of the whole country. When health-related books are ...