Diradicals Identified for the First Time in Sugars Interconversion
Maintaining a homeostatic blood-sugar level in body is important, because the imbanlaced blood-sugar level is unhealthy. The homeostasis, however, is dependent on the gross metabolism of sugars in our body. Scientists are therefore keen to sort out how the sce-nario is precisely implemented at both the microscorpic and macroscopric levels. Read More
Naa10p Depletion Burns Fat
A team led by Dr. Li-Jung Juan of Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, reported an unexpected function for Naa10p, which is primarily known to acetylate nascent peptides from ribosomes, in repressing energy expenditure, thermogenesis and beige adipocyte differentiation. These results, published online in the journal Molecular Cell on Aug 12, also suggest inhibiting Naa10p enzymatic activity can be a promising strategy in treating obesity. Read More
2019 Open House Popular Science Lecture: The Era of Gene Editing?
In 40 mins, the most advanced gene editing techniques, the controversial issue of gene edited babies and the relationship of gene editing and human future will be discussed. Read More
2019 Open House Popular Science Lecture: What Can Circadian Clock Do for you?
Does circadian clock only control your sleep-wake cycle? Let's learn what else it can do to keep you healthy! Read More
2019 Open House Popular Science Lecture: Things to Know about Stem Cell Treatments
Clinical trials involving stem cells are underway for many diseases and researchers continue to explore new avenues using stem cells in medicine. However, the current applications of stem cells are sometimes exaggerated by the media as people do not fully understand the limitations. The talk intended to help people understand both the potential and the limitations of stem cell treatments. Read More
Exosome Proved a Rebel in Dengue Invasion
As the heat rises in the summer, so does the threat of Dengue fever outbreak. Despite of intensive re-search, there is no effective pharmaceutical treatments for Dengue fever. Personal protection measure to avoid mosquito bites and environmental management to prevent mosquito breeding remain the only avail-able strategies to prevent transmission. In the latest Nature Communications, Dr. Edmond Hsieh’s re-search team ... Read More
Glycans Promising To Fix Damaged Spinal Axons
An accident caused the spinal injury, and a person was sentenced to life time on wheels - such traumatic stories are not new, and all those paralyzed are still waiting for new medical breakthroughs. That is why one of the toughest remaining mysteries in life science that make scientists pondering upon eagerly is Neuro-regeneration... Read More