Application and Development News

Study on biology, distribution and habitat of kissing bugs in provinces and cities in Vietnam

Kissing bugs under Triatoma genus were recognized in Vietnam in the past. However, now they tend to live in many localities nationwide and have moved closer to humans, especially in inhabited areas of several major cities such as Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Kissing bugs affect local people’s daily lives, causing health worries when they spread into houses, attack and suck the blood of humans, leaving a swelling or even fever. A few studies have now been done on kissing bugs with scientific data, especially studies about their distribution, biology, epidemiology and relation with humans and domestic animals in Vietnam.

Implanting high-yield cow’s embryo in the Central Highlands – a new prospect trend

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has favourable conditions for the development of dairy cow breeding.

With the objective to build up the Holstein Friesian (HF) cow breed with high productivity and quality, scientists from the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) Institute for Scientific Research under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) carried out a project studying and applying the technology of implanting high-yield cow’s embryo in the Central Highlands in the framework of the Central Highlands 3 Programme led by Dr. Le Thi Chau. 

Technology for producing Omega-3 enriched chicken eggs

Omega-3 is an important fatty acid for the human body. It contributes significantly to the prevention of heart disease, reducing triglyceride level in blood, lowering cholesterol, prevention of cancer and diabetes, improvement of memory and reducing the risk of Alzheimers. Omega-3 is essential for the development of brain and sight of the foetus.  

Nano Curcumin – Improving the efficiency of turmeric essence

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is a precious medical plant which is highly appreciated among the many Vietnamese traditional medical plants. For centuries, Vietnamese people have used turmeric as a traditional condiment, creating yellow colour and special flavour for the dish. Turmeric is also a precious folklore medicine with many uses such as clearing scars, treating stomachache, detoxifying liver, and helping women after giving birth to involute their womb, recover shape and beautify skin.

Ecological technology using aquatic plants in eutrophycation treatment

Organic substances, N and P from daily sewage and human production activities are the main causes for eutrophycation in freshwater. The interior surface waters of Vietnam, especially lakes and water reservoirs, are increasingly eutrophic, with the outbreak of microalgae, including toxic Cyanobacteria discovered in Microcystis aeruginosa, causing ecological imbalance and water quality decline.

Studying and producing exact measuring devices

Over the past twenty years, the Applied Electronics Department under the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Physics has been the unit that studies and manufactures exact measuring devices and automatic equipment in Vietnam. The objective of the Department of Applied Electronics is to develop exact measuring devices which are simple to use, have good quality and reasonable price, and are applicable in different fields such as industry, food processing (fish sauce, soy sauce, wine and beer), agriculture (aquiculture cultivation), environment, irrigation works, products for life (ceramic kilns, ice production), hydro-meteorological forecasting, study and training.

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