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Combating antimicrobial-resistant urinary tract infections

Medicine, Science25 Mar 2016Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Scientists in India have found that garlic extract may be an effective weapon against multidrug-resistant strains of pathogenic bacteria associated with urinary tract infections.
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Where humans meet wildlife: managing the health risks

People24 Mar 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Researchers in Sri Lanka are strengthening the nation’s capacity to detect and manage health issues linked to wildlife-human interactions.
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Could indigenous knowledge systems combat climate change?

People21 Mar 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
As the global scientific community combines technology and brains to track climate change patterns and effects, indigenous populations have been noting these changes in a landscape they know intimately.
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Combined screening could detect early schizophrenia

Medicine, Science17 Mar 2016Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Researchers in Malaysia have tested a combination of screening tools to assess their validity for the early diagnosis of schizophrenia.
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Preserving indigenous music with mathematics

Culture, People03 Mar 2016University of the Philippines Diliman
Mathematical algorithms may soon help to analyse, organise, understand and sift through large collections of indigenous Philippine music.
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Reaching out to stars beyond our galaxy

Technology, Science01 Mar 2016Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
An international team of researchers in Japan is getting ready to power up a 50,000-ton neutrino detector by adding a single metal, which will turn it into the world’s first detector capable of analysing exploding stars beyond the immediate neighbourhood of the Milky Way.
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Membrane “nano-fasteners” key to next-generation fuel cells

Science, Technology09 Nov 2015Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a new way of making fuel cell membranes using nanoscale fasteners, paving the way for lower-cost, higher-efficiency and more easily manufactured fuel cells.

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