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Jul 16, 2018 l Hit 1787
The competition between bacteria and viruses (bacteriophages) has taken place on this planet since long before the dawn of mankind. Ever since the beginning of their symbiosis, viral infection and bacterial defense mechanisms have grown more and more sophisticated with one evolving after the other, solely in ...
Mar 29, 2018 l Hit 2722
Water is essential to humanity, and is used for a variety of purposes - drinking, washing, extinguishing fires, etc. An ample supply of clean water is important, as it is used in prevention of flooding, droughts and pollution of rivers, supplementation of underground water and for industrial purposes. In the c...
Mar 15, 2018 l Hit 2106
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 2187
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 1839
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 1977
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 1538
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 1727
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 1663
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 2024
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...