Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US

The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve sur...

Taiwan to demonstrate medical equipment prowess at German trade fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will present its prowess in the area of medical equipment at MEDICA 2019, the world's largest trade fair for medical technology, which will take place between N...

Taiwan manufacturing activity returns to expansion mode

Taiwan's manufacturing activity returned to expansion mode in October, doing so for the first time since April, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) said Friday. Most of the f...

3 Lithuanian MPs call for representative office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Lithuanian parliamentarians last week called for an end to celebrations of Communist China's 70th anniversary and opening a Lithuanian representative office in T...

German office celebrates National Day, cooperation with Taiwan

The German Institute Taipei highlighted cooperation between Taiwan and Germany, especially in the field of renewable energy, as part of German National Day celebrations in Taipei on Thursday. The G...

President Tsai reaffirms commitment to Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 19 that the government is committed to developing Taiwan’s semiconductor industry to ensure the country remains one of the top investment destinations for high-...

Biotech industry players of Taiwan, Thailand sign MoU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Biotechnology Industry Alliance (TBIA) and the Thai Association for Biotech Industries (ThaiBIO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday (Sept. ...

Scientists rethink Alzheimer's, diversifying the drug search

WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer's trademark plaques a...

5 scientists honored for cancer therapy, immune system work

NEW YORK (AP) — Five scientists have won prestigious medical awards for creating an innovative breast cancer treatment and discovering key players of the disease-fighting immune system. ...

Taiwan's manufacturing activity contracts for 4th straight month

Taiwan's manufacturing activity remained in contraction mode for the fourth consecutive month in August as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China continued to undermine conf...

Taipower exhibition spotlights smart grid plan in outlying Taiwan's Kinmen

An exhibition on smart grid technology kicked off July 30 in outlying Kinmen County, underscoring the government’s commitment to transforming Taiwan into a low-carbon nation. According to org...

Zheng Yi-ting crowned 'Miss Taiwan 2019'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th edition of Miss Taiwan has announced its winner: 24-year-old Zheng Yi-ting (鄭婷怡). The final competition of Miss Taiwan took place at the Garden Villa hotel in ...

Japanese biotech company moves to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- CTBC Securities (中國信託綜合證券) is set to assist Japan’s REGiMMUNE in officially moving operations to Taiwan and getting listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. On Monday (Jul...

2019 BIO Asia-Taiwan convention to open in Taipei next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 BIO Asia-Taiwan International Conference and Exhibition will take place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center between July 24 and 28. Jointly organized by the Bi...

Cuba/US scientific cooperation declines under Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The degradation of relations between the U.S. and Cuba under President Donald Trump has begun to cut into scientific and medical cooperation on issues ranging from treatment of infecti...