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An Eco-Friendly Filter For Our Big Microplastic Problem

Two South Korean research teams have built a nanogenerator for filtering microplastics out of our oceans to protect marine life and public health.

Corkscrew Design Helps Drug Delivery Robots Stick To Cancer Cells

Researchers in South Korea have developed a microrobot shaped like a corkscrew with a needle at its end for drug delivery.

Why Gleevec Could Make Kids Hypersensitive To Smell

The gene Abl, a target of the anti-cancer drug Gleevec, is required for the correct development of the olfactory system.

Tackling Obesity By Targeting Brain Cells

By inhibiting a protein called TSPO in specific cells of the brain, researchers in South Korea have found a way to induce weight loss in mice.

Getting Particular About Electrode-Active Materials

By modeling the particles of electrode-active materials in three dimensions, scientists in South Korea seek to improve the efficiency of power cells in electric vehicles.

Transparent, Self-Charging Batteries To Power Devices

Scientists in South Korea have developed a transparent and flexible battery that can generate power and store it for later use.

Graphene Gives Semiconductors A Boost

Scientists in South Korea have combined graphene with amorphous carbon to increase its signal transmission efficiency and stability for use in semiconductor devices.

Autophagy: The Link Between Inflammation And Alzheimer’s

A research team in South Korea has shown that inflammation suppresses autophagy in brain-resident immune cells, resulting in progression of Alzheimer's disease.

How Protein ‘Entanglement’ Leads To Brain Diseases

These findings suggest that preventing protein entanglement could be one way to treat neurodegenerative diseases caused by polyglutamine proteins.

Sensor Could Grant Robots A ‘Human Touch’

A research group in South Korea has invented a device capable of measuring surface textures with high accuracy.