The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

KAIST (formerly the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), is located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government in 1971 as the nation's first research oriented science and engineering institution. The QS-The Times World University Rankings in the year of 2009 placed KAIST 69th overall and 21st in technology. The most recent 2011 QS World University Rankings however, ranked KAIST as 90th overall, and 27th in Engineering and IT.

Address
291 Daehak-ro(373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Website
http://www.kaist.edu/

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Macrophages play key role in lung damage during COVID-19

A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from blood monocytes plays a key role in the hyper-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2 infected lungs, by performing single-cell ...

Neuroscience

A hydrogel-based flexible brain-machine interface

A KAIST research team and collaborators revealed a newly developed hydrogel-based flexible brain-machine interface. To study the structure of the brain or to identify and treat neurological diseases, it is crucial to develop ...

Medications

Repurposed drugs present new strategy for treating COVID-19

A joint research group from KAIST and Institut Pasteur Korea has identified repurposed drugs for COVID-19 treatment through virtual screening and cell-based assays. The research team suggested the strategy for virtual screening ...

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