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Nitrogen fixation occurred first in eubacteria, not arches

https://www.sinica.edu.tw/en/news/7341 Dr. Wen-Hsiung Li and colleagues at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, have published a study that overturns the conventional hypothesis on the origin and…

Traffic jams with frequent brake use generates aerosols with health risks

Traffic jams with frequent brake use generates aerosols with health risks

https://spap.jst.go.jp/other_asia/news/221103/topic_nt_02.html A research team from Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) and National Taiwan University (NTU) has found that not only the concentration of particulate matter (PM) but…

Listed Pharma startups in Taiwan

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/column/16/062200025/092800021/ Nikkei Biotech has published a list of pharma ventures in Taiwan. These are Company name Security code Listing date Business PharmaEssentia Corp 6446 2016 Treatment of…

Genistet, a soybean ingredient, prevents cardiovascular side effects of marijuana

https://spap.jst.go.jp/other_asia/news/220904/topic_nt_01.html https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(22)00443-3 Researchers at the Taiwan National Taiwan University (NTU)  have found that genistein, a component in soybeans, red clover and other plants, prevents the adverse cardiovascular…

Taiwan’s ITRI holds workshop on “Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence”

https://spap.jst.go.jp/other_asia/news/220905/topic_nt_03.html Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on August 2 hosted the 2022 International Workshop on Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) online. More than 500 participating experts discussed AI…

Taiwan and UK discuss offshore wind power, port development and biomass

https://spap.jst.go.jp/other_asia/news/220905/topic_nt_02.html The Bureau of Energy, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the British Office Taipei, Taiwan’s equivalent of an embassy, jointly held the 4th Taiwan-UK Energy Dialogue…

Academica Sinica Taiwan detects new lead for anti-cancer drug

https://www.sinica.edu.tw/en/news/7253 Swainsonine, an alkaloid, is an inhibitor of human Golgi alpha-mannosidase II and can control cancer growth by preparing N-linked glycosylation, but clinical development has been suspended…

Report: Taiwan’s science and technology capability

https://spap.jst.go.jp/other_asia/experience/2022/topic_et_22.html In the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2021, Taiwan ranked 8th out of 64 countries/regions evaluated, a new record high. The Research Center for Asia-Pacific Studies (RCAP)…

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