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Mar 15, 2018 l Hit 1591
Plants have different blooming timing, depending on their geographical location and regional climate, even if they are of the same species. Many researchers, both inside and outside Korea, have been actively studying these blooming periods and found that they are determined by a complex interaction betw...
Mar 15, 2018 l Hit 1280
3D printing has emerged as a core technology expected to materialize the 4th Industrial Revolution, with many industries adopting it. Generally, silicon or acrylic resin (thermoplastic high-polymer materials) have been used to print three-dimensional objects. However, these materials are not adeq...
Nov 9, 2017 l Hit 1458
Diverse research is being conducted worldwide to secure food safety. One prominent area is the development of quick detection methods for pathogenic bacteria that cause food poisoning to counteract this threat to the health of the nation. According to the Health Industry Development Institute, the socioeconom...
Nov 9, 2017 l Hit 1538
MicroRNA is short 20-22-nucleotide RNA molecules. Unlike the messenger RNA (mRNA), microRNA is a type of non-coding RNA that is not translated into protein. These microRNAs bind complementarily to the mRNA sequence through the 2nd to 7th "seed site" from the 5' terminal of the microRNA sequence and inh...
Nov 9, 2017 l Hit 1015
The pine tree is the most popular tree in Korea. It is one of the most numerous trees in Korea, and it best symbolizes our mindset and spirit, which is why it has long been loved by Koreans. Unfortunately, a silent disease caused by the pine wood nematode, called the pine wilt disease, has begun t...
Mar 22, 2017 l Hit 1357
What does nature mean to you? When thinking of “nature,” a busy worker in a forest of buildings in the city may picture blue oceans and beautiful beaches. To a farmer who produces firm tomatoes in vibrant colors on his farm, land is a foundation of life. To a head of a mining company who is ...
Mar 22, 2017 l Hit 1289
Plants have various defense mechanisms in their natural state in order to protect themselves from pathogens. Hypersensitive cell death is one of the strongest defense mechanisms of plants. Hypersensitive cell death prevents dissemination of pathogens by inducing local cell death at the invasion site aft...
Mar 22, 2017 l Hit 1434
The wonders of breast milk have been widely known. Breast milk provides the first nutrients for newborns and is involved in health, intestinal function, the immune system, and brain development in babies. Unfortunately, although breast milk is essential for babies, no...
Jul 5, 2016 l Hit 1827
Oral medicine is more comfortable than injections. The advantage of oral vaccines is that they can provide an initial defense in the mucosa, which is a common infection site. However, they have reduced immune efficiency because, unlike injected vaccines, they are broken down by enz...
Jul 5, 2016 l Hit 1601
Next generation sequencing (NGS) has been used in various studies of plants, animals, and microorganisms, and is recognized as a core technology in genome analysis. However, while the advantage of this technology is its ability to generate large amounts of data, its weakness is that small chunks of data...