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Protecting food, energy and livelihoods in Punjab

Culture, People26 May 2015International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Researchers are working with Punjabi farmers to test innovations that will reduce pressure on overused aquifers.
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Enhancing the productivity of yarn makers*

Science, Technology25 May 2015The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a new yarn manufacturing technology that can increase productivity with less energy consumption.
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Ozone antiseptic shows potential for treating severe gum infections

Medicine, Technology25 May 2015Asia Research News
A powerful new antiseptic agent, called ozone nanobubble water, holds promise for the treatment of periodontitis, or severe gum infections, according to research published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Mapping Singapore’s urban heat island phenomenon

Science, Technology25 May 2015The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Researchers in Singapore are developing a microclimatic modelling tool to prevent further deterioration of the country’s urban heat island phenomenon.
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Philippines creates marine biodiversity database

Technology25 May 2015University of the Philippines Diliman
The world’s epicentre of marine biodiversity is under threat. Researchers in the Philippines are developing a marine biodiversity database to help identify local hotspots requiring urgent management.
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Artificial muscles get graphene boost*

Science, Technology21 May 2015Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Researchers in South Korea have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles.
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Female immune response could hold key to new cancer therapies

Medicine, Science21 May 2015University of the Philippines Diliman
An understanding of natural immune suppression mechanisms in the female reproductive tract could lead to new ways to combat cancer.
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Rapid action necessary to protect Malaysia’s sea cows and their habitat

Culture, People21 May 2015University of Malaya
Malaysia aims to protect 10% of its marine environment by 2020. Less than 1%, however, is currently protected. This may have dire consequences for the country’s endangered dugong population, warn a Malaysian scientist and her research team.
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Mapping lunar landscapes in panorama*

Science, Technology20 May 2015The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
A rugged camera technology developed by researchers in Hong Kong and China successfully captured 360 degree panoramic views of the moon during China’s first lunar landing in 2013.
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Biomedical sensors for disease detection made simple*

Medicine, Science20 May 2015Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Researchers in Korea have succeeded in making a new protein detection platform using low-cost plastic and paper substrates. Their work could help reduce the cost and improve the accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis.

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