• Asia-Pacific

    HKBU Develops World-first Metal-based Probes for Detection of Dopamine Receptors, a Cancer Biomarker

    HONG KONG, CHINA: A team at Hong Kong Baptist University has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes for imaging dopamine receptors in living cells. The discovery has enhanced the understanding of dopamine receptors in carcinogenesis, and the findings can be potentially developed as a novel early cancer detection technology. A team led by Dr Edmond… Continue Reading »

    Australian Hospitals Aren’t Equipped to Meet the Demands of Obese Patients

    AUSTRALIA: Obesity and related disabilities are on the rise in most countries, and Australia is no exception. With almost two in three Australian adults qualifying as overweight or obese, the issue has become an epidemic in the country. Obesity puts both children and adults at risk of developing a myriad of chronic diseases, including heart disease, high blood… Continue Reading »

    Expressions of Interest for the Upcoming Universal Design Conference is Closing on the 31st May

    AUCKLAND, NZ: Expressions of interest for the upcoming Universal Design Conference is closing on the 31st May. The conference committee welcomes you to submit expressions of interest in oral, workshop or poster presentations at the Te Ao Tangata Universal Design Conference 2018. Universal Design Conference 6 – 7 September 2018  Victory Convention Centre, Auckland Individuals or collaborative… Continue Reading »

    Stakeholders to Make Delhi a Model Accessible City

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is having the commitment to uphold the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and to ensure the accessible and inclusive assets are created in the country. Chairing the ‘1st Sensitization Meeting of Stakeholders to make Delhi a… Continue Reading »

    Travel With Ease: How Singapore Is Catering to Visitors with Special Accessibility Needs

    SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA: With an aging population, Singapore has been tackling accessibility needs head-on with a series of changes to the city’s infrastructure. Today, it’s one of the most travel-friendly cities in the world for those with accessibility needs, so if you’re looking for delicious Asian food and a cultural adventure, Singapore makes a great vacation destination.… Continue Reading »

    Call for Inputs ahead of country visit to Kyrgyztan, 22 to 31 May 2018

    KYRGYZSTAN: The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Dainius Puras, will pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan from 22 to 31 May 2018. During his visit, he plans to hold meetings with different interlocutors and visit different sites and facilities in Bishkek and the… Continue Reading »

    Asia-Pacific Business Forum Urges Regulation of Technologies, Financing Models

    HONG KONG, CHINA: The Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) highlighted the need for massive investment to achieve the SDGs, and the potential for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to produce social and economic benefits. Participants noted, however, that appropriate regulation should be put in place to ensure, for example, adequate cybersecurity and equitable access… Continue Reading »

    Myopia Control Lens Awarded the Championship in Geneva’s Invention Expo

    HONG KONG, CHINA: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning 9 prizes, namely the Grand Prize (overall championship), one Grand Award, three Special Gold Medals, and four Gold Medals, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Covering a wide range of application areas, these breakthroughs not only expand… Continue Reading »

    5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

    BANGKOK, THAILAND:  The Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) took place from 28-30 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Forum is the Asia-Pacific regional preparatory meeting for the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) that will be held at UN headquarters in New York… Continue Reading »