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2017.0217

NTNU Discovers the Secret of Autotomy

Birdwatchers often report their bird watching records to the database of Chinese Wild Bird Federation, but little did they know that their efforts can be a key to disclose the secret of tail regeneration. Students and teacher from the Department of Life Science solved the puzzle of caudal autotomy with the help of the long term database from Chinese Wild Bird Federation. The study was published on Proceeding of the Royal Society B.
2017.0125

Saving Solar Energy make it to the cover of Inorganic Chemistry

Prof. Chang I Jy from the Department of Chemistry and PhD student Kelvin Yun-Da Tsai has a breakthrough in the research of solar power. The ruthenium bipyridine complex, under the excitation of light will effectively catalyzes the oxidation of bromide to bromine. The research result was published at the famous journal Inorganic Chemistry and was chosen as cover story. The laboratory of Prof. Chang has been focusing on Photochemistry for years.
2017.0117

Research finds pesticide impairs echolocation ability in bats

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) In the wake of ongoing debate by experts, neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid, has been proven a threat to the survival of bats in Taiwan after last year being confirmed as harmful to bees by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States.
2017.0112

The Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics Repairs Art Works

When famous paintings gets old with age, they needed to be checked restored regularly. The Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics here at NTNU is like a health care center for art works, which is specialized in preserving the paintings that worn out because of time or other factors. The center has rescued paintings from Pablo Picasso, Renoir Pierre Auguste, the portrait of an ancestor of one of IPO company owners in Taiwan and other important manuscript owned by the government.
2016.1221

Research Find Possible Cure to Dialysis Patient

Taiwan is known as the "Kingdom of Dialysis for many years and the population of dialysis patient has surpassed 80,000 in 2015. The genetic disease Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease accounts for 5 to 10% among dialysis patients but there’s no cure for it. The project led by National Taiwan Normal University and National Applied Research Laboratories and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) might provide a critical first step to cures for polycystic kidney disease or similar conditions, researchers said.