30 November 2011

Citra virus HIV 3 Dimensi 

TEXAS, KOMPAS.com — Zhilei Chen, asisten profesor di A&M University di Texas yang berkolaborasi dengan Scripps Research Institute, menghasilkan penelitian besar dengan menemukan senyawa PD 404,182 yang bisa membunuh virus HIV, penyebab AIDS.

Penemuannya dipublikasikan di jurnal American Society of Microbiology bulan ini. "Ini adalah senyawa kecil bersifat virusidal, artinya punya kemampuan membunuh virus, dalam hal ini adalah HIV. Pada dasarnya, virus ini bekerja dengan membuka virus," kata Chen seperti dikutip Medical Xpress, Kamis (24/11/2011).

"Kami menemukan ketika HIV kontak dengan senyawa ini, virus itu rusak dan kehilangan material genetik. Dalam hal ini, virus 'terlarut' dan RNA-nya (material genetik HIV) terpapar. Karena RNA tak stabil, sekali terpapar akan hilang dengan cepat dan virus tak bisa menginfeksi," tambah Chen.

Hal yang lebih mengejutkan, senyawa ini bekerja langsung menyerang bagian dalam virus, bukan protein pada bagian dinding kapsulnya. Ini kabar bagus sebab dengan demikian, virus sulit untuk berevolusi mengembangkan resistensi.

Penemuan bahwa senyawa ini bisa membunuh virus HIV sebenarnya tak sengaja. Mulanya, Chen hendak menguji keefektifan PD 404,182 untuk melawan virus Hepatitis C. Tapi setelah mencobanya pada HIV, ternyata senyawa itu bekerja lebih efektif.

Dengan penemuan ini, Chen yakin bahwa senyawa tersebut bisa dikembangkan untuk upaya preventif, misalnya dalam bentuk gel vagina yang berguna mencegah infeksi HIV lewat hubungan seksual. Chen membuktikan bahwa ketika kontak dengan cairan vagina, senyawa ini akan tetap efektif.

Karena menyerang bagian dalam kapsul virus, bukan membrannya, Chen juga yakin senyawa ini aman dipakai manusia.

Mayoritas senyawa virusidal bekerja pada membran luar kapsul virus yang karakteristiknya hampir serupa dengan membran sel manusia sehingga bisa merusak.
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On November 29th, Mnet hosted its 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (‘MAMA’) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, attracting stars and performers from both Korea and around the world.

This year, the committee invited some platinum names from the international music community to come perform at the MAMA. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and The Black Eyed Peaswill.i.am and apl.de.ap joined Korea’s top artists like 2NE1 and HyunA to put on an unforgettable show.

Check out their performances below!


< YB >


< B2ST + Lang Lang + Trouble Maker >


< Koda Kumi >


< will.i.am + apl.de.ap + 2NE1's CL >


< Jane Zhang >


< miss A >


< Ulala Session >


< Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg >


< Kim Hyun Joong >


< SNSD >


< Super Junior >


< 2NE1 >


< Ending with DJ KOO and everybody >
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After releasing their Christmas single yesterday, Star Empire released a MV featuring the members of its family.

Park Jung Ah, Seo In Young, ZE:A, Jewelry, and Nine Muses showed off their holiday spirit in this festive video, comprised of behind-the-scenes shots and recording sessions.

Check it out below!

Tip: Jae

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Actress Lee Mi-sook (age 52) is going to be minus quite a large sum of many, according to the latest court ruling.

The Seoul Central Court ruled on November 28th that Lee will have to pay 19.6 million won plus interest to her former "T" management agency for breaching the terms of her contract.

The court stated, "Lee Mi-sook had signed a contract with "T" agency, under the conditions that she would receive a base of 50 million won for the contracted period of January 2006 to December 2009. However, she left in January of 2009 for another "H" entertainment agency and thus she needs to pay a cancellation penalty fee. Though the original filed demand was for 200 million won, only about 100 million of that seemed appropriate. Various payments were then subtracted, including some payments she had yet to receive and some 80 million won in bond interest, to reach the final payment decision."

"T" agency had filed a lawsuit in November of last against Lee, demanding for 200 million won in compensation. Lee is currently in the middle of shooting for the "A Thousand Day's Promise" drama.

Source : KBS

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Arguably the hottest act to hit the k-pop scene ever, Lee Hyori is officially off the market.

Lee's reps confirmed rumors that the sexy diva is currently dating singer-songwriter Lee Sang-soon. Lee Sang-soon has worked in the group Rollercoaster and The Veranda Project.

It's been less than five months since they first started dating, although they've known each other for over a year. The two got closer over a charity album release last summer where Lee Hyori sang a song "Remember", produced by Lee Sang-soon

The two are said to share an interest in animal protection.

Both sides have stressed that the two stars are still getting to know each other and that it's too much to say that the two are in love.

Source : kbs.co.kr
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Following in the footsteps of her fellow idol stars -- 2PM's Taecyeon, T-ara's Eun-jung, miss A's Suzy, and IU -- T-ara's Ji-yeon has been confirmed to be casted in KBS's Dream High 2. The follow-up to the first successful Dream High drama is slated to air starting January 30th next year.

Source :  kbs.co.kr

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The 2011 Mnet Asian Music Award (MAMA)’ which was held at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium on November 29th far exceeded the expectations of the viewers and audience of over 10,000 guests alike.
The stage was created to model the Chinese character for ‘Human‘, and appeared to be an enormous space station. The slogan for this year’s MAMA was ‘Music Makes One‘, meaning all the Asians in the world are able to become one through the medium of music.

The first performance was one by rockband YB, followed by hip hop group Dynamic Duo as well as Simon D, causing the audience to go wild from the get-go.

A collaboration performance of Chinese pianist Lang Lang and B2ST received an explosive response from the fans, and a sensual kiss performance by Trouble Maker, a unit made up of B2ST’s Jang Hyun Seung and 4Minute‘s HyunA, left the crowd surprised but thrilled.

miss A delivered a special performance of “Goodbye Baby Goodbye“, including folding fans and martial arts moves in their choreography. A performance of Kim Hyun Joong‘s “Lucky Guy“and 2NE1 with “I Am The Best” was enough to leave the audience members overwhelmed.

The performances by artists overseas was equally impressive. J-POP star Koda Kumi lived up to her title as ‘Performance queen’, captivating the audience with her vocals and followed it up with a sexy and powerful performance. Legendary west coast rappers Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg performed “The Next Episode” which got everyone putting their hands up to the beat.

Furthermore, the rousing cheers continued with will.i.am performing “The Hardest Ever” and apl.de.ap‘s performance of “We Can Do Anything“. The crowd went wild when the two continued to perform the Black Eyed Peas‘ hit song “Where is the Love” with 2NE1′s CL.

The ladies of SNSD hung from high swings on stage, a performance only seen at their previous independent concert, surprising the MAMA guests and fans alike. Super Junior easily drew the attention of the audience as they put on their performance, going back and forth from the audience members and the stage. 100 back dancers joined them in the end to put on a Blockbuster movie-like performance that was extremely well-synchronized.

But that wasn’t all. 2NE1, B2ST, miss A, Dynamic Duo, A Pink, and more showcased their individual charms and unique colors to continuously receive an explosive response from the fans. The Super Star K3 contestants also performed on stage including Christina, Two Months, Son Ye Rim and of course, the winners- Ooh La La Session. Various artists also collaborated to perform by genre and by group, an event that can only be seen at the MAMA.

With the increasing popularity of Korean movies and dramas, the top Hallyu actors and actresses were also in attendance. The line-up included international star Lee Byung Hun, as well as Kim Hee Sun, Song Seung Hun, Han Hyo Joo, Yoon Eun Hye, Han Chae Young, Go Soo, Song Joong Ki, Kim Soo Hyun, Nam Gyuri, Park Si Yeon, Gong Hyung Jin, Kim Sung Soo, Yoon Seung Ah, Oh Ji Ho, and more. These stars presented the awards during the actual ceremony, and their attendance alone was enough to once again drive the crowd wild.

This year’s MAMA proved that it was not just another award ceremony. It further emphasized the impact of popular idols today. The awards went to the top Hallyu stars, and different from last year’s show which only consisted of a few different entertainment labels, top management company SM Entertainment was in attendance to bring up the atmosphere.

SM Entertainment artists such as SNSD and Super Junior performed to further enrich the show. The SNSD ladies put on a re-made, faster version of “The Boys” while Super Junior performed “Mr. Simple” and “Sorry Sorry“, both phenomenal tracks with intense beats.

This was the second MAMA to be held overseas after last year’s event in Macau, and Mnet feels proud to have accomplished such a large and spectacular stage.

A representative from CJ E&M remarked, “We started planning for this project since early July. We are thrilled to receive such an explosive reaction from the fans“.

CJ E&M plans to put on a grammy-like award ceremony next year, and they are also pushing ahead for a performance overseas thanks to official sponsors like authentic Korean food brand, Bibigo, etc.

CJ E&M head representative Kim Sung Soo stated during a press conference, “We want to create a music festival that exceeds the standards of the Grammys in America. We will not stop at only Asian Music, but will continue to incorporate more and more American music as well“.

Overall, how would you rate the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards?

How would you rate the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards?

Source & Image : Newsen via Nate, TV Daily via Nate, OSEN via Nate, Star Today via Nate, Enews24 via Nate
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On November 29th, Mnet hosted its 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (‘MAMA‘) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, attracting stars and performers from both Korea and around the world.

This year, the awards ceremony tried out something new by having 20 presenters instead of official MCs to host the show. These presenters were comprised of Korea’s top actors and TV personalities, who helped distribute the awards to the winning artists.

Check out 2011′s winners and their presenters below! (Winners will be bolded in the list)


Daesang Award (Grand Prize)
Song of the Year
- 2NE1, “I Am The Best”

Album of the Year
- Super Junior, ‘Mr. Simple’

Artist of the Year


Singer Category
Best New Male Artist Award
Kim Ji Su
Huh Gak

Best New Female Artist Award
A Pink
Brave Girls
Jang Jae In
Han Groo
Dal Shabet

Male Group Award
Big Bang
Super Junior

Female Group Award
Brown Eyed Girls

Male Singer Award
Kim Bum Soo
Kim Tae Woo
Kim Hyun Joong
Sung Si Kyung

Best Female Singer Award (Solo)
Kim Wan Sun
Baek Ji Young
Seo In Young


Genre Category
Best Dance Performance – Solo
Kim Hyun Joong – Breakdown
Jay Park – Abandoned
Jang Woo Hyuk – Time Is (L)over
HyunA – Bubble Pop!
G.NA – Black & White

Best Dance Performance – Male Group
TVXQ – “Keep Your Head Down”
B2ST – “Fiction”
Big Bang – “Tonight”
Super Junior – “Mr. Simple”
MBLAQ – “Mona Lisa”
INFINITE – “Be Mine”

Best Dance Performance – Female Group
2NE1 – “I Am The Best”
4minute – “Mirror Mirror”
miss A – “Goodbye Baby”
T-ara – “Roly-Poly”
SECRET – “Shy Boy”
SNSD – “The Boys”

Best Vocal Performance – Solo (Not shown during broadcast)
IU – “Good Day”

Best Vocal Performance – Group
Davichi – “Don’t Say Goodbye”
SISTAR19 – “Ma Boy”
2AM – “You Who Wouldn’t Answer The Phone”
2NE1 – “Lonely”
4men – “Once While Living”

Best Band Performance (Not shown during broadcast)
CNBlue – “Intuition”

Best Rap Performance
Leessang – “Turned Off The TV…”
Tablo – “Bad”
Mighty Mouth – “Tok Tok”
Clover – “La Vida Loca”
Simon D – “Cheerz”

Best O.S.T.
Baek Ji Young – “That Woman” (Secret Garden O.S.T.)
IU – “Someday” (Dream High O.S.T.)
Lim Jae Bum – “Love” (City Hunter O.S.T.)
Taeyeon – “I Love You” (Athena O.S.T.)
Huh Gak – “Don’t Forget Me” (The Greatest Love O.S.T.)


Music Video
Best Music Video (Not shown during broadcast)
Big Bang – “Love Song”


Best Artist (China)
- Jane Zhang

Hottest Asian Artist
- Koda Kumi

Best Asian Artist
- Aziatix

Best Asian Artist (Solo)
- Wei Chen

Singapore’s Choice **Most Popular K-Pop Artist in Singapore**
- Super Junior

▲ Best Style in Music
- Seo In Young

▲ Mnet Specialized Award
- YB


Congratulations to all of the winners!
So, what did you think of the results of MAMA this year? Tell us what you thought of the results in the comments section below!


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21 November 2011

SBS‘s “Inkigayo” is back once again, and this week’s show was full of amazing performances from the top participating K-Pop artists!

If you remember, MCs Jo Kwon, Sulli, and Kikwang retired their mics last week in order to pursue their individual schedules. KARA‘s Nicole and Goo Hara have stepped in as their replacements, and will be working with the remaining MC, IU.

Viewers got to see T-ara, Seo In Young, Tim and RaNia make their respective comebacks. As for the ‘Take 7‘ nominees this week, ‘Inkigayo’ revealed that they were SECRET, Wonder Girls, Lee Seung Gi, SNSD, 4Men & Mi, Yoon Mi Rae, and Noel.


Today’s Winner!


Special MC Performance!


Meanwhile, SECRET promoted the dangers to being addicted to game:


The ‘Take 7‘ Videos:

< SNSD >




< Lee Seung Gi >


Wonder Girls >


**Yoon Mi Rae, Noel, as well as 4Men & Mi did not perform on ‘Inkigayo’ tonight**


A-Pink was teased for next week.


Other performers included Tim, LEDApple, A-ble, X-Cross,  D-NA, J-Cera, Fat Cat, TRAX, MYNAME, The Boss and TRAX:


< Tim > **Comeback Stage**


< A-ble >


< D-NA/ The Boss >


< X-Cross >


< Boyfriend >





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An impromptu street performance video of New.F.O‘s SOYI has just been revealed!
The girls had wrapped up a mixing session for their upcoming single “Bounce“, and were walking down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, where they ran into some B-Boys tearing up the street with a dance routine.  SOYI couldn’t resist the beat, and jumped right in to have some fun.

Check out the video of New.F.O‘s hip hop dancer below:

New.F.O will be releasing their second music video teaser for “Bounce” on November 22nd (KST).

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/newfostyle
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/newfostyle
Official Group Twitter: http://twitter.com/newfostyle
Official Website: http://www.newfostyle.com
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The girls of T-ara made a comeback tonight with their highly-anticipated performance for “Cry Cry” on ’Inkigayo‘.

T-ara prepared three different versions of “Cry Cry” for their single, and tonight, they performed the “Ballad Version” as well as the “Normal Version”, giving fans a solid taste of their smooth vocals and slick dance moves.

Without further ado, check out their comeback stage below!

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On November 17th, the ‘Coway! Please take care of my mother tonight!‘ concert was held at the Grand Hall in the L Tower.

The concert was hosted by Kim Shin Young and lasted for two hours.  Famous artists such as Jang Hye Jin, Kim Bum Soo, and SNSD gathered for a fun concert which aimed to promote Coway’s product line of water purifiers.

All 9 members of SNSD were present and they performed five tracks including: “The Boys“, “Gee“, “Oh!“, “Genie“, and “Dear Mom“.  Fans and audiences alike had much fun as the girls rocked the stage with their hit tracks.  The concert even drew loud laughter as Taeyeon and Sunny became victims to static hair, causing much laughter among the crowds.

Unfortunately for Tiffany, many criticized her short shorts which they deemed to be inappropriate for the stage.  Several shots of her shorts from the performance have gone viral and many netizens are arguing whether they were too short or passable.

While the shorts are high-waisted, what’s getting viewers and fans riled up is the fact that the bottom hem rests right below Tiffany’s butt, easily riding up and exposing the idol, as exhibited in a large segment of photos taken at the event. Some say that the wardrobe stylist should have been more attentive with an issue that would’ve easily caught people’s negative attention like this.

There have been a mixed set of reactions from netizens.  Those who criticized the outfit commented, “That looks embarrassing“, “SM, please have some restraint -.-“, and “I can see her butt cheeks.
Meanwhile those who favored the outfit responded, “What a great view!“, “She’s allowed to wear them because she has pretty legs“, and “Marry me?”

Check out the photos and concert videos yourselves and share us your thoughts! Do you think people are overreacting, or was this a fashion mishap that shouldn’t have happened?


<Sunny’s static hair>






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After sharing two teasers back-to-back in just one day, RaNia has finally unveiled the full music video for their new song, “Pop Pop Pop“.

The girls brought out canes, hot shorts, and some sexy dance points in their music video — all infused with their signature swagger.

Check out the MV below, and tell us what you think about RaNia’s new video!

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On November 21st, actor Joo Ji Hoon concluded his 2 years of mandatory military service and was welcomed back to civilian life by a crowd of 500 fans.

After getting discharged from his camp in Keoyeo-dong, Joo Ji Hoon was greeted by fans from Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan. The group prepared banners, a cake, and various other presents for their favorite star.

Joo Ji Hoon expressed, “I have been discharged, but truthfully, it hasn’t sunk it yet so I am not really sure what to feel now.” When asked who he wanted to see the most after getting discharged, he wittily answered, ” [They're] already here,” referring to his fans.

Joo Ji Hoon also answered questions about his military life. “I participated in musicals and also joined the band, I really had a good time,” he said. When asked about fellow actor Lee Jun Ki, who was in the same musical troupe and is also serving in the army, Joo Ji Hoon replied, “We have been keeping in touch always and we met up just the day before.

The actor then turned to thank his fans. “I am really thankful to all the fans who have come to welcome me this morning despite the cold weather. Because of everyones’ love, I’ve never felt lonely in these two years. I will repay everyones’ love with my acting and hard work in future.”

Joo Ji Hoon will be meeting his fans through a fan meeting on the 27th and will be starring in the musical, “Doctor Zhivago“, in January 2012.

Source: OSEN via Nate
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20 November 2011

On November 18th, popular boy band SHINee made a visit to Kyungbang Times Square where they met fans for a special ‘Maypole‘ fan-signing event with all five members in attendance.

The boys continued to take autographs and handed out signed photos to fans. Each member was also sporting a special holiday-themed sweater, personalized with the first letter of their names and “Happy Holiday” on the bottom.

The event turned out to be a huge success, drawing fans from not only Asia, but around the entire world, proving SHINee’s massive fan base worldwide.

Check out the photos from the event below!

Source + Photos: TVDaily, Hankooki via Naver
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Song Hye Kyo is back.

The actress was featured in High Cut magazine wearing her hair in long, tight curls, emphasizing her doll-like beauty.

She wore knit dresses that perfectly outlined her elegant body, as well as a bright-colored turtleneck that fits perfect for the autumn season.

Song Hye Kyo plays the lead female role in her new movie ‘Today‘ that opens in theaters on October 27th. The movie was directed by Lee Jung Hyang, who directed big hits such as ‘Zoo next to the Museum‘, and ‘On the way Home‘. ‘Today’ tells a story of love, pain, & forgiveness. This is her first Korean role in four years, after ‘Their World‘ in 2008.

It might seem like I’ve been away for a long time, but I’ve filmed some independent movies, and the filming for the movie I did in China took longer than expected,” she said. Filming for the movie began in 2009, and has yet to come to an end. She continued, “I also plan on making a comeback in a Korean drama around mid-2012.”

The actress has also starred in movies like ‘Fetish‘, and ‘Camellia‘- movies that were more experimental, rather than following formulas to become blockbuster hits. She stated, “I thought it would be better for me and the viewers if I took on roles that I liked and could naturally act out, rather than taking a role in which I needed to force myself into the character.”

She shared her thoughts on being a lead in the hit 2001 drama,’Hotelier‘. “I liked the project. The storyline was genius, and everyone on staff as well as my co-stars were wonderful. It’s just that I was so young back then and there wasn’t enough room for me to be versatile in my role. So from then on I decided only to take on roles that I felt I could connect with.”

The 62nd edition of High Cut Magazine hits stands today, and additional pictorials can be seen on their website .

Source & Image: SportsChosun via Nate
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