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HKUST Retains Lead In QS University Rankings: Asia 2013

The QS University Rankings: Asia 2013 rankings was released this week by Quacquarelli Symonds.

Million Dollar Shaw Prize Awarded To Six Scientists

Six distinguished scientists have received the million dollar 2013 Shaw Prize for their breakthroughs in scientific research.

Non-Profit Online Learning Initiative, edX, Expands To Asia

EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded at MIT and Harvard, has expanded to Asia with the addition of six Asian institutions.

Scientists Identify Novel Genetic Markers For Lou Gehrig’s Disease In Han Chinese

Scientists have identified two novel genetic variants associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in the Han Chinese population.

Targeting Mental Defeat Could Help Chronic Pain Sufferers, Study

A new study of Hong Kong chronic pain patients suggests that targeting feelings of mental defeat could prevent severe depression and anxiety.

X-BODY, Jiangsu Hengrui To Develop Novel Therapeutic Antibodies

X-BODY Biosciences has signed an agreement with Jiangsu Hengrui to commercialize therapeutic antibodies for age-related macular degeneration.

Singapore Ranked Second In IT Readiness By World Economic Forum

The Nordic countries and the Asian Tigers dominate a 2013 World Economic Forum ranking of IT-ready economies.

Times Higher Education Uni Rankings Show Competition Among Asian Tigers

Led by Japan in first position, Asian Tiger economies continue to make progress in the higher education sector.

China Approves Flu Drug As H7N9 Death Toll Rises To Six

As of Sunday evening, China has confirmed 21 cases of human infection with H7N9 influenza virus, with six people dead.