22 Feb 2013
Treatment Hope for Patients with Incurable Blood Cancer
A signature characteristic of Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is the excessive over-production of a cell growth protein due to an overactive gene. At Tel Aviv University in Israel, scientists have now developed a new class of drugs based on RNA interference that can destroy the malfunctioning proteins. This discovery brings the medical community one step closer to treating this form of incurable blood cancer.
A key feature of MCL, an incurable B cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma with an average lifespan...
22 Aug 2012
Prof. Junichi Takeno Develops a Conscious Robot System that Identifies and Learns about Unknown Events
At Meiji University, Professor Junichi Takeno and his reseach group have developed a conscious robot that identifies unknown events as new information to be learned. The robot is taught to perform a certain action upon seeing a red, green or blue color. When presented with a purple or other new color, the robot cognizes it and ties the acquired information to a new action. This action is repeated thereafter upon seeing that particular color. Previously, the robot malfunctioned because it coul...
07 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Prof. Rachid Yazami on being Awarded the 2012 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
We are very pleased to announce that Professor Rachid Yazami has been awarded with the 2012 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies. Prof Yazami is also the Director of Battery Programs, at the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). He will receive this medal along with Professor John Bannister Goodenough (Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin) and Dr Akira Yoshino (GM, Yoshino Laboratory, Asahi Kasei Corp).This medal is given for o...
24 Nov 2011
Pan Stanford Books in Web of Science
Singapore, November 24, 2011 – We are pleased to announce that our books are now in Web of Science Book Citation Index. The Web of Science is, the largest and most comprehensive citation index available. The quality and depth of content Web of Science offers to researchers, authors, publishers, and institutions sets it apart from other research databases. The inclusion of our books in the Book Citation Index manifests our dedication to providing the most relevant and influential content...
09 Aug 2011
New Rapid Test Tells Difference Between Bacterial and Viral Infections
Israel, August 9, 2011 - The speed and accuracy with which certain tests can tell the difference between bacterial and viral infections, is extremely vital for the patient's recovery. Those common afflictions often have similar symptoms but vastly different treatments - antibiotics work for bacterial infections but not for viruses.
Since current diagnostic methods are both time-consuming and not very accurate, researchers have developed a new test to help doctors rapidly pinpoint the conditi...