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Asus, Nvidia to jointly build Taiwan’s first supercomputer for medical research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) has entered into a partnership with Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus and American computer systems design company Nvidia...

Taiwan seeking to produce Moderna vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is actively seeking to help with its efforts to produce Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses, but the United States is protective of mRNA knowhow, Health and Welfare Mini...

Taiwan researchers develop breakthrough breast cancer treatment technique

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new system developed by researchers at Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) for breast cancer treatment with reduced side effects was announced on Mon...

Taiwan in talks to produce Moderna COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is conducting talks with Moderna, Inc. to produce the company's COVID-19 vaccine inside the country, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Chen Shih-chun...

1st doses of Taiwan-made COVID vaccines to be ready in July: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (May 18) announced that two of Taiwan's domestically developed vaccines are in the final stages of their phase II tri...

Taiwan-made COVID vaccines expected to roll out in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced Thursday (May 14) that Taiwan's domestically developed vaccines should be available in July. At a press conference hel...

Taiwan to offer genetic testing for treatment of 6 cancers

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has announced that it plans to launch a pilot program to offer genetic tests for the targeted treatment of six types of cancer, with the aim of helpi...

Taiwan's CECC planning partnership to develop COVID antibody treatments

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is planning to launch a public-private partnership to develop and produce antibody treatments against COVID-19, according to the National Health Research Ins...

Medigen to recruit 3,700 volunteers for COVID vaccine phase 2 trials in Taiwan

Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC), a Taiwanese company whose COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been approved for second-stage clinical trials, said Wednesday (Jan. 6) that it will recruit 3,700 volun...

Betel nut use in Taiwan drops after vigorous campaign against oral cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has seen a significant reduction in betel nut use thanks to a government-led promotion campaign to prevent oral cancer, according to the country’s health auth...

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 ...