Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) is a national university located in Ulsan, South Korea. It is aimed at University of Science and Technology Specialization of top 20 in the world by 2020, the world 10 by 2030 in order to achieve the vision 'contribute to the lives of people the world leading University of Science and Technology'.

Address
Ulsan, South Korea
Website
http://www.unist.ac.kr/index.sko
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Genetics

The gene responsible for cognitive defects in Down syndrome

Learning and memory impairments in a Down syndrome mouse model were reversed by correcting expression of a gene that influences the generation of new neurons in the brain. The finding could pave the way to treat the cognitive ...

Neuroscience

Breakthrough study reveals likely cause of neurological disorders

A team of researchers affiliated with UNIST has discovered a key protein that serves as the basic element for the development of intracellular structure of nerve cells. This protein, known as PLCĪ³1, is particularly important ...

Oncology & Cancer

New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease

An international team of researchers has identified a novel route that regulates the signaling pathways induced by extracellular matrix (ECM). This may serve as a new diagnostic marker and therapeutic target in the fight ...

Genetics

New method for finding disease-susceptibility genes

A new study has resulted in a novel statistical algorithm capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way. This algorithm is a possible approach for the identification of candidate ...

Pediatrics

Smart baby pillows for flat head syndrome prevention

Babies are born with highly malleable skulls, and therefore lying on their backs to sleep may lead to some positional flattening or molding of the head. A team of students at UNIST has recently introduced a smart baby pillow ...

Cardiology

Engineers robotic device helping stroke survivors recover

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a new robotic tool for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors. Their robotic-assisted rehabilitation therapy, combined with standard ...

Medical research

Removal of aging cells could extend human life

A recent study, led by an international team of researchers confirms that targeted removal of senescent cells (SnCs), accumulated in many vertebrate tissues as we age, contribute significantly in delaying the onset of age-related ...

Oncology & Cancer

Urine-based biomarkers for early cancer screening test

A team of researchers, led by Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho of Life Science at UNIST has recently developed a new technique that effectively identifies cancer-causing substances in the urine or blood.

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