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Unleashing The Potential Of Putty-Like Gallium

Researchers from South Korea have invented a new method to transform liquid gallium into a more usable paste- or putty-like form.

Closing In On The Cause Of Alzheimer’s Disease

The unpredictability of Alzheimer's disease may be partly caused by changes in star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes, find scientists from South Korea.

Scientists Unveil The Transcriptome Of SARS-CoV-2

The first high-resolution transcriptomic map of the SARS-CoV-2 could help scientists find new targets against the virus that causes COVID-19.

How Cells Relieve DNA Replication Stress

Scientists in South Korea have identified a mechanism by which mammalian cells prevent DNA replication from stalling due to internal or external stressors.

‘Iceberg Effect’ Slows Down Global Warming Down South

Using computer simulations of climate change, scientists in South Korea and the US have found that icebergs may be key to slowing down warming of the Southern hemisphere.

The Good Kind Of Brain Drain

Vessels at the base of the skull are important for draining waste from the brain and could be involved in age-related neurodegeneration, study says.

Seeing The Magnetic Field Of A Single Atom Up Close

An international team of scientists has performed an MRI scan of the magnetic field of single atoms.

Stacking Graphene Enhances Its Performance

Stacking 100 graphene layers together helps gets the most out of graphite, researchers in South Korea have found.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Kim Eunjoon

By studying the proteins involved in neural synapses, Professor Kim Eunjoon seeks to bridge knowledge gaps in the field of brain disorders, potentially paving the way for improved treatments.

A Handy Method To Produce Chiral Compounds

Using iridium catalysts, South Korean Researchers have found a way to selectively synthesize chiral lactams more efficiently.