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February 6, 2012

Feb 07, 2012

[Research] The research team led by Professor KIM Sang Geon of SNU's College of Pharmacy uncovered a key fact behind liver cirrhosis, a condition caused by excessive drinking or viral infections. The research team announced that micro RNA was the factor that led liver fibrosis, the hardening of liver cells, to develop into liver cirrhosis and with the activation of a certain cell protein called FXR the unusual growth of this micro RNA can be curbed. This new research is hoped to assist the development of new drugs which has been hindered due to many side effects.
Published in JoonAng Ilbo

[Book Review] Professor YOO Yo-Han of SNU's Department of Religious Studies published a book titled Our Time's Mythology, a collection of interpretations reading into modern novels for religious meaning and symbolism. Yoo delves into the long-held relationship between religion and literature and how the 'homo religious' seeks to overcome the limitation of human power.
Published in Chosun Ilbo

[Interview] Professor KIM Kyung-Hwan of SNU Hospital's Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery talked about the symptoms of valvular disease of the heart, stressing the importance of early treatment. People who often feel faint or nauseous after light exercise could be suffering from this condition and KIM said early operation before the heart function declines is crucial. Professor KIM has been the leading surgeon in valvular replacement, where the original heart valve is preserved and strengthened.
Published in Munhwa Ilbo

[Book Review] 'Third-generation' Korean-Chinese professionals successfully settled in Korean society joined forces in publishing a book titled Korean-Chinese in Seoul. Twelve individuals, including Professor KANG Kwang-Mun of SNU's School of Law, tell the tale of overcoming hardships and prejudice to become who they are, in hopes of enhancing the ethnic image and preserving Korean-Chinese identity.
Published in Chosun Ilbo

[Donation] Doosan Infracore has donated 200 million KRW to SNU’s Institute for Latin American Studies to be used for further research, events, and publications.
Published in Chosun Ilbo

[Figures] The Korean Economic Association will establish an award commemorating its first chair, the late SNU president SHIN Tae-hwan. A leading figure in the early academia of Korean economics, Professor Shin is known to have led the planning of the 5-year economic development plan since 1962. The Korean Economic Association decreed that the Shin Tae-hwan Award and Choi Ho-Chin Award will be awarded to outstanding economics scholars in Korea, in alternating years.
Published in DongA Ilbo

[Figures] SHIN Ki-sung and SHIN Ki-nam, twin brothers from Janghoon High School, were featured in DongA Ilbo for being simultaneously admitted into SNU. The brothers said that they were friendly rivals from the start, sometimes competing for the first place but at the same time helping each other to grasp difficult subjects.
Published in DongA Ilbo

Summarized by SUNG Gahyun & LEE Ye Ha, SNU English Editors, callie_sung@naver.com
Proofread by Brett Johnson, SNU English Editor, morningcalm2@gmail.com