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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

S. Korea, U.S. seek to enhance cybersecurity cooperation

South Korean and U.S. officials gathered here Thursday to discuss cooperation in the cybersecurity sector as both countries are experiencing an increase in online trade.The seminar brought together about 100 government, business and academic participants from the two sides to discuss trend...

Updated : 2016.05.19 12:43

Korea, U.S. to work together on lunar exploration, satellite

South Korea and the United States have agreed to boost their partnership in the aerospace industry to a "considerable" level, a government ministry said Thursday, as the two sides are in related talks in Seoul.The allies opened the working-level meeting Wednesday, the second of its kind, t...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:30

Hanyang University chief's work published in Nature journal

Research led by a local college president was recently published in the international weekly journal of science Nature, school officials said Thursday.It is rare for a local university leader’s work ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:28

Korea, U.S. sign space cooperation agreement

South Korea and the United States on Wednesday signed an agreement on space cooperation, paving the way for the allies' enhanced collaboration in the exploration of outer space.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert signed the "Framework Agreement for...

Updated : 2016.04.27 09:48

Korea, U.S. to discuss space program this week

South Korea and the United States will have talks this week on boosting their cooperation in space exploration, a government ministry said Tuesday, as South Korea is pushing for a lunar exploration project.The two sides are scheduled to hold the three-day meeting in Seoul and Daejeon, some...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:43

Stork lays eggs at outside facility in central Korea

A released stork has laid at least two eggs in the wild in the country's central region, increasing the prospects of the species' first natural breeding in the country, a research center tasked with restoring the endangered bird said Friday.The Oriental White Stork Park in Yesan, a town i...

Updated : 2016.04.22 16:37

Excessive smartphone use causes 'cross-eye': experts

An excessive use of smartphones by teenagers may cause them to suffer from eye deviation, experts warned Tuesday, adding users must refrain from viewing displays for more than 30 minutes consecutively.Chonnam National University Hospital said it has found the possible relationship between ...

Updated : 2016.04.19 11:50

Wild tiger population on rise

After years of concerted efforts by the international community, the number of wild tigers has increased to 3,890 last year from the 2010 estimate of 3,200, World Wildlife Fund said Monday.The figure ...

Updated : 2016.04.11 07:47

Vietnam needs advanced medical wastewater treatment technology

Following is a contribution by AIC Company General Director Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan. – Ed.Currently, Vietnam has nearly 13,700 medical facilities, including 1,260 hospitals; 1,037 prevention medica...

Updated : 2016.04.01 17:08

HIV patient survives solely on ginseng for 30 years: research

Korean red ginseng, a medicinal plant known here as "hongsam," has been found to be effective in fighting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, a South Korean research team said Thursday, citing a local patient surviving solely on red ginseng for about 30 years.The patient was dia...

Updated : 2016.03.24 13:30

[HERALD INTERVIEW] En route to a ‘breathing battery’

Imagine a sunny day, a family gets in a car on their way to the countryside for a weekend getaway. What promises to be a beautiful scenic drive is abruptly interrupted by their environment friendly el...

Updated : 2016.03.13 16:16

Korea, U.S. agree on space program partnership

Korea and the U.S. have reached an agreement for a bilateral cooperation on their space programs, the Seoul government said Monday.The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said the agreement c...

Updated : 2016.02.29 18:38

Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

WASHINGTON (AFP) - In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 13:53

Korea making headway on resolving obstacles for 2016 space

South Korea is on course to test launch its next-generation space rocket in late 2016 after it made headway in resolving a major technical obstacle that could have led to delays, the head of the country's aerospace research institute said Sunday.In a meeting with reporters at the Naro Spac...

Updated : 2016.01.31 15:25