life sciences

10 Award-Winning Scientists From Japan To Watch

From biomedicine to particle physics, these ten award-winning scientists from Japan are making an impact across the globe with their discoveries.

Brand New & Cooler Than Ever

PHC Corporation, formerly known as Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd., is rolling out its eco-friendly, ergonomic and smart TwinGuard series of freezers under its life sciences brand, PHCbi.

10 Chinese Scientists Who Are Pushing The Envelope

Here are ten scientists contributing to China’s growing reputation as a global research powerhouse.

Three Scientists Receive 2018 Croucher Fellowships

A trio of scientists from the Hong Kong University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have been selected as Croucher Foundation Research Fellows for 2018-2019.

Six Researchers Awarded The 2017 Infosys Prize

Six scientists have been awarded the prestigious Infosys Prize 2017, each receiving US$100,000 for their excellence in research.

Kazutoshi Mori Wins 2018 Breakthrough Prize

Kazutoshi Mori was recognized for his discovery of the unfolded protein response, a cellular quality-control system that detects disease-causing unfolded proteins and directs cells to take corrective measures.

Artificial Catalysts For Epigenetics Without Enzymes

Scientists in Japan have performed DNA acetylation in living cells using chemical catalysts instead of biological enzymes.

Fish Oils Suppress Seizures Through Estrogen

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from food reduces the severity of seizures in mice by causing more estrogen to be produced in the brain, researchers say.

Selenium Makes Insulin Last Longer

By replacing sulfur with selenium, scientists have developed a long-lasting synthetic insulin analog that could be used for treating diabetes.