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Researchers develop bacteria used to make bioplastic
Aug 13, 2014
Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Korea University have developed a technology to produce succinate, a material used to make bioplastics, from CO2-grown microalgal biomass.The engineered corynebacterium glutamicum, a microorganism, can prod...

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Herbs for everyday health
Aug 13, 2014
- Medicine to improve focus and cognitive abilities, while calming the nerves - During the summer, hot temperatures often linger into the night, making it hard to sleep and to recover from the day's work. As fatigue piles up, students and office workers who are under constant pr...


Korea offers Afghanistan weather information
Aug 11, 2014
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) began providing supercomputer-produced weather information to Afghanistan earlier this month. As Afghanistan recently requested weather forecast data for ten of its cities, the KMA decided to offer the information online at its websit...


Korea returns favor to Hiddink with medical treatment
Aug 07, 2014
Medical technology is gaining worldwide attention, shining under the spotlight since the 2002 World Cup. At the center is Guus Hiddink, the former soccer coach from the Netherlands who took Team Korea to a historic fourth place finish that year. To the man who instilled in us...


Two scientific breakthroughs come to light
Aug 07, 2014
Two teams of scientists have recently made two separate breakthrough discoveries in biology and physics. First, in biology, a research team led by Professor Heo Won-do of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) found that the signaling of intracellular fibr...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #34
Aug 06, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 참매미 Chammaemi Scientific name: Oncotympana fuscata (Distant)Distribution: Korea, Chi...


Scientists prevent formation of biofilms in wastewater
Aug 01, 2014
A domestic research team has made a breakthrough in helping prevent “biofouling” in water treatment plants. According to the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI), a research team led by Professor Lee Chung-hak, a chemical engineer at Seoul National Univ...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #33
Jul 30, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #33 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 애매미, Aemaemi Scientific name: Meimuna opalifera (Walker) Distribution: Kor...


Scientists discovers HIV RNA restrictor enzyme
Jul 29, 2014
Commonly known as AIDS, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome is one of humanity's incurable diseases, one which take thousands of lives every year. According to statistics from the U.N.'s UNAIDS program, the number of those suffering from AIDS exceeded 35 million in 2012. A gr...


Scientists discover target protein for treating arterio...
Jul 25, 2014
Ewha Womans University researchers have discovered a protein that can disassemble cholesterol in the liver and thus suppresses hyperlipidemia, a well-known risk factor for arteriosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries. It is expected to be used as a target protein for the de...