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Taiwan identifies new Covid drug more effective than remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) recently identified four new drug candidates for coronavirus treatment, including one that is 30 times more ...

Taiwan research team develops rapid COVID-19 antibody test kit

A research team at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in northern Taiwan announced Thursday (Feb. 18) that it has developed a rapid test that can identify how well protected a vaccinated person is a...

Taiwanese researchers say continual mutation of coronavirus 'inevitable'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top academic research institution has warned that continued mutation of the coronavirus is "inevitable." Researchers from Academia Sinica analyze...

Ancient DNA reveals Guam ancestors migrated from Taiwan, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international team of archaeologists has traced the origins of Guam's first inhabitants to Taiwan and the Philippines based on DNA samples collected on the U.S. ter...

President Tsai receives postcard from Taiwanese in Antarctica

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Oct. 20) shared a postcard she received from a Taiwanese scientist in Antarctica and expressed thanks for the greeting from afar. ...

China offers high salaries to recruit Taiwan researchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on Friday (Aug. 21) announced a technical exchange program on its website, seeking to recruit 10 Taiwanese scientific...

Taiwan researchers reveal pros, cons of urban wildlife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plenty of animals opt for city life as humans do, but despite all the benefits cities offer, concrete jungles can be as dangerous as their natural counterparts. In a re...

Taiwan researchers claim Western-Chinese hybrid treatment effective against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine still a long way off, a Taiwanese research team claims it has developed a Chinese herbal formula that can neutralize the virus in pat...

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...

Good vibrations: Taiwan universities reveal ant and butterfly communication

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) announced Thursday (Dec. 12) their research teams have discovered a communication mecha...

Taiwan has 15th highest lung cancer rate in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has the 15th highest incidence of lung cancer in the world and second-highest in Asia, trailing only North Korea, according to the Formosa Cancer Foundation. To ...

Taiwan researchers, engineers to meet President following FormoSat-5 mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Space Organization (NSPO) team behind the FormoSat-5, the first-ever remote sensing satellite fully made in Taiwan, will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen this...