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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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The Dongui Bogam's View on Humanity and the Universe
May 21, 2014
The Dongui Bogam's View on Humanity and the Universe- Mankind is the most precious of all living things in the universe - There are numerous distinctions between the Dongui Bogam and other texts. One of the most significant features is that, unlike in other books, diseases were...

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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) ...