FEATURE STORY

NYCU Ambitiously Plans Global Exosome Research Base

“Exosomes” are the nanovesicles of cell secretion. In the 1980s, it was discovered to serve as a storage mechanism for cellular waste. However, recently, scientists have found out that exosomes actually contain many elements, such as nucleic acid, protein, etc., and are equivalent to a messenger communicating information between cells. They are also biomarkers used for early detection of disease. Exosomes are known for their low immunogenicity, cytotoxicity, and ability to cross physiological barriers, making them the rising star for gene therapy and precision medicine with small-molecule drugs. Countries worldwide have been proactively involved in studying exosomes, and the exosome-related research was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2013. In 2017, Dr. Chi-Ying F. Huang, the Professor at the Institute of Biopharmaceutical Science of National Yang Ming University[1] and the current Associate Dean at the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences of NYCU, …


AWARDS

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Exemplary Contributions Worthy of Being a Model for Students and Faculty! Dharma Master Cheng Yen Awarded Honorary Dual Doctorates in Philosophy and Medicine by NYCU

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) conferred an honorary dual doctorate in philosophy and medicine upon Dharma Master Cheng Yen, the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (BTCF) …

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RESEARCH

Research on Brain-Nerve Uncovers Key Lung Development Gene: Offering Insights into Tumor Formation and New Treatment Approaches

Genes are crucial for organ growth and development. While studying cranial nerves, scientists have found that a particular gene known as Nolz1 in the brain affects the development of cranial nerves. Deletion of this gene could result in lung abnormalities. This finding facilitates a …

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ARTS

Professor Kuang Yi Ku at the IAA of NYCU was Awarded “The Best Dutch Book Design” in 2023 with the Book – Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert

The outstanding book, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, from 382 entries, was elected one of thirty-three “Best Verzorgde Boeken” (The Best Dutch Book Design). This book was worked collectively by Professor Kuang Yi Ku at the …

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RESEARCH

Human Preferences Linked to Brain Neurons? NYCU Collaborates with TVGH and New York University to Decrypt Findings, the Research Published in Nature Communications

How are human preferences formed? How do they change under the influence of external factors? These have long been focal points of scientific inquiry. The latest research, conducted by a team led by NYCU, Taipei Veterans …

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RESEARCH

NYCU’s Tech Aid Provides Reliable Support for Semiconductor Industry, Reduces Earthquake Damage

The powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake on April 3, 2024, caused severe damage in Hualien and affected several tech plant buildings. However, some facilities quickly resumed operations, mainly due to the assistance provided by the Department of Civil Engineering and the …

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