Nearly 25% of Taiwanese experience insomnia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly a quarter of Taiwanese have trouble falling asleep at night, according to a survey conducted by the National Suicide Prevention Center (NSPC) in July. The survey...

Taiwan approves human trials for 2nd coronavirus vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday (Aug. 28) that it has conditionally approved United Biomedical, Inc., Asia (UBI Asia, 聯亞生技) starting clini...

Taiwan introduces world's first evaluation questionnaire on problematic mobile gaming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) on Monday (Aug. 17) introduced the world's first set of evaluation questionnaires on problematic mobile gaming (PMG) and...

Taiwan's DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine passes animal testing hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan's COVID-19 DNA-based vaccine candidates has been shown to cause a significant decline in the amount of virus in the lungs of animals being tested. Tai...

Taiwan-made antibodies show promise in treating coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (July 29) announced that two new antibodies being researched to treat the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are showing ...

Taiwan National Health Research Institutes speed up coronavirus vaccine trials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The production of vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan should begin by the end of the year, as the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) are planni...

Taiwan's coronavirus vaccine proven effective on animal subjects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese vaccine manufacturer Adimmune Corporation (國光生技) announced Monday (May 4) that one of the company's candidate vaccines for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) h...

Taiwan puts together national team for coronavirus vaccine and treatment research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government-sponsored National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) has established a “national team” for facilitated development of vaccines and treatments in...

Taiwan’s AI thermometer draws interest in SE Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many Southeast Asian nations have expressed interest in acquiring a next-generation infrared thermometer developed by Taiwan that is being touted as smart and able to redu...

Rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 to go into production in July

A rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is scheduled to go into production in July, a Taiwanese official said Monday (April 13). ...

Taiwan develops rapid test kit for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) in Taiwan announced Thursday (April 2) it has successfully developed a rapid diagnostic test for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID...

Taiwanese company looking to start Wuhan virus vaccine trials in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based vaccine maker Adimmune Corporation (國光生技) has announced that a candidate vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) could be ready for animal trials as soon...

Taiwan developing 10-minute Wuhan virus test using SARS antibodies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) is planning on using SARS antibodies to develop a rapid test to detect the Wuhan coronavirus in just around 10 minu...

Taiwan hopeful about self-producing COVID-19 treatment remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said Thursday (Feb. 20) that researchers have successfully recreated small compounds of antiviral treatment remdesi...

No chance of coronavirus vaccine until after current outbreak: NHRI

Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said Friday it is working "night and day" to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) but said a market-ready produ...