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Monkey survives for record 51 days after pig-heart transplant

South Korean scientists have successfully transplanted organs from a genetically modified pig to a monkey, a state research center said Wednesday, raising the prospect of potential animal-to-human organ transplants.The cynomolgus monkey, also known as a crab-eating macaque, remains healthy...

Updated : 2016.11.16 15:47

Scientist Hwang's stem cell line to be registered

A stem cell line developed by South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk will be formally registered, local health authorities said Tuesday, a move expected to restart stem cell research here that has been ...

Updated : 2016.11.15 10:47

Korean scientist wins stem cell patent in US

South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk has won a patent for a stem cell line in the United States, marking the second patent on the related technology, data showed Wednesday.A 15-member research team le...

Updated : 2016.11.09 10:49

British society chief stresses basic science

 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, more commonly known as the Royal Society, has stressed the importance of basic science, saying tha...

Updated : 2016.10.30 13:44

Korea, US to fund $6 mln on project to develop disaster-response robot tech

South Korea and the United States will spend a combined $6 million on a joint research project to develop robotic technologies for disaster response over the next three years, the trade ministry here ...

Updated : 2016.10.18 09:58

Park hosts panel session on science and technology strategy

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday presided over a national science and technology strategy session to discuss future growth dynamos and ways to breathe fresh life into the country's economy.During ...

Updated : 2016.08.10 10:55

Science festival kicks off for 4-day run

A science festival showcasing the latest technology and the leading edge in science kicked off in Seoul on Thursday.Hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the annual Korea Science...

Updated : 2016.08.04 11:01

Gov't tightens regulations on embryonic stem cell registration

The government will require all registrations of embryonic stem cells to have consent forms from donors and a sample of their biological material on file to block unethical conduct in the research process, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday.The new regulation, effective from th...

Updated : 2016.07.22 10:46

Korea, Switzerland to discuss science cooperation

 South Korea said Tuesday it will hold talks with Switzerland in Seoul this week on promoting bilateral cooperation in three main fields - basic science, industrial technology and life science.The fo...

Updated : 2016.07.12 10:32

Korea approves CHA University's embryonic stem cell research

South Korea has approved CHA University's embryonic stem cell research seven years after it submitted the plan, on condition that it abides by high ethical standards, the government said Monday. The M...

Updated : 2016.07.11 13:14

NASA's Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, ’king of solar system‘

NASA celebrated a key triumph on Tuesday as its $1.1 billion Juno spacecraft successfully slipped into orbit around Jupiter on a mission to probe the origin of the solar system.NASA‘s Jet Propulsion ...

Updated : 2016.07.06 10:23

Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet

PASADENA -- Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.    Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propul...

Updated : 2016.07.05 18:31

Korea succeeds in 75-ton rocket engine thrust test

South Korea has succeeded in a ground combustion test for the first- and second-stage engines of its domestic space rocket, a related agency said Thursday.The 75-ton thrust engine test was conducted "smoothly" as planned a day earlier at the Naro Space Center located in Goheung, South Jeol...

Updated : 2016.06.09 16:33

Korea plans to breed 3,000 nonhuman primates for animal tests

A state-run think tank on biotechnology said Thursday that it will breed as many as 3,000 nonhuman primates at a colony to be built by the end of next year in a bid to ensure a stable supply of the animals for the country's biomedical research.The state-run Korea Research Institute of Bios...

Updated : 2016.06.09 15:28

Approval of new homegrown drugs increased to five in 2015

Five homegrown drugs obtained the green light from local drug authorities for sale last year, health authorities said Friday, as major South Korean pharmaceutical companies expanded their spending on research and development.Health authorities approved the local release of Crystal Genomics...

Updated : 2016.05.27 10:10