Key to Unlocking the Secret of Degenerative Brain Disorders Found

A research team led by Dr. Kim Yun Kyung from the Brain Science Institute at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), in collaboration with Professor Chang Young-Tae’s team from Pohang University of Science and Technology, has announced the development of a next-generation neuron labeling technology called NeuM.

New treatment developed to dramatically slow down the progression of blindness-causing retinal diseases

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that Dr. Maesoon Im of the Brain Science Institute, together with Prof. Seung Ja Oh of Kyung Hee University and Prof. Kangwon Lee of Seoul National University, successfully incorporated anti-inflammatory drugs into a hydrogel to suppress inflammation in the retina and effectively deliver the drugs to the inflamed area.

Social inequity is linked to lower use of epidural in childbirth

In a study of women in labor in the U. S., social inequity was associated with lower use of neuraxial analgesia — an epidural or spinal pain reliever– among non-Hispanic White women and, to a greater extent, among African American women, according to research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S).

KIMM develops technology for detecting injection of medication to prevent medical accidents related to analgesic drug infusion pump in hospitals

The research team led by Senior Researcher Dong-kyu Lee of the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) has succeeded in developing the technology for customized sensor modules capable of measuring the extremely low flow rate of analgesic drug infusion pumps as well as the existence of bubbles in these pumps.

Make diagnosing serious geriatric diseases as easy as measuring blood sugar

Dr. Seo, Moon-Hyeong of the Natural Product Research Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), together with Dr. Park, Keunwan of the Natural Product Informatics Research Center, have developed a technology that can quickly and accurately measure glutamine concentrations without complicated measurement processes and expensive analytical equipment through the principle of ‘ligand-induced protein assembly’.

Myocardial infarction, the number one cause of sudden death, may be treated by modulating the immune response

Dr. Yoon Ki Joung and Dr. Juro Lee of the Biomaterials Research Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), together with Prof. Hun-Jun Park and Dr. Bong-Woo Park of the Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, have developed a new treatment for myocardial infarction that uses nanovesicles derived from fibroblasts with induced apoptosis to modulate the immune response.

Tracking down social determinants of health in electronic health records

Researchers recently published one of the first studies in which natural language processing was applied to social determinants of health. The researchers developed three new natural language processing algorithms to successfully extract information from text data related to housing challenges, financial stability and employment status from electronic health records.

Hearing aids may protect against a higher risk of dementia associated with hearing loss, study suggests

People experiencing hearing loss who are not using a hearing aid may have a higher risk of dementia than people without hearing loss, suggests a new study published in The Lancet Public Health journal. However, using a hearing aid may reduce this risk to the same level as people without hearing loss.

Safe Bioink for Artificial Organ Printing

Dr. Song Soo-chang’s research team at the Center for Biomaterials, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Yoon Seok-jin), revealed the first development of poly(organophosphazene) hydrogel-based temperature-sensitive bioink that stably maintained its physical structure only by temperature control without photocuring, induced tissue regeneration, and then biodegraded in the body after a certain period of time.

KIMM conducts demonstration study of the world’s first Filter-free, indoor ultrafine particle reduction technology using electrostatic method

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (President Park Sang Jin, hereinafter referred to as KIMM) has succeeded in the development of a filter-free air purifying technology to collect ultrafine particles using soft discharge and electrostatic precipitation, and clean collection plates by air spry and vacuum suction.

AI-Based Prosthetic Socket Developed to Help Thigh Amputees

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (President Park Sang-jin, hereinafter referred to as KIMM), an institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science and ICT, has succeeded in developing a smart, customizable prosthetic socket that automatically fills the socket with air upon detecting the empty space inside of the socket in real time based on artificial intelligence.

Cancer Diagnosis using Urine!

A research team led by Dr. Ho Sang Jung of the Surface & Nano Materials Divison of the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science and ICT, conducted joint research with Professor Junsuk Rho of POSTECH and Professor Samjin Choi of Kyung Hee University Medical School to find metabolites in urine. They succeeded in developing a strip-type urine sensor that can amplify the light signal of metabolites in urine and in diagnosing cancer in the field.

The Beneficial Effects of Kimchi on Obesity-Induced Neuroinflammation through the Modulation of the Gut-Brain Axis- Results from the Research at World Institute of Kimchi

The World Institute of Kimchi conducted extensive scientific research on the health benefits of kimchi. The results obtained from recent study conducted at the institute, suggest a novel mechanism of action of kimchi that may prevent obesity and obesity-induced neuroinflammation by promoting an increase in certain species of beneficial intestinal microbiota.

Ask the expert: What are nanomedicines?

Morteza Mahmoudi, an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Radiology, explains why addressing disagreements with stronger standards will help ensure future nanomedicines are safe, effective and successful.