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10 Jul 2017
Scientists at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in Johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs. They also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others.
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07 Jul 2017
Scientists have discovered a unique biosynthetic pathway for D-Glutamate, an important cell wall component in pathogenic bacteria, which could lead to the development of medicines and agricultural chemicals.
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03 Jul 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced, for the first time, the organelle-localized self-assembly of a peptide amphiphile as a powerful strategy for controlling cellular fate.
02 Jul 2017
The genome sequences of two "false" corals offer a window into the evolution of calcification, which may help their reef-building cousins.
University of Malaya
30 Jun 2017
Ravinder Kaur and her team have been bestowed with the 2017 Future Conservationist Award, a UK-based Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). Ravinder is the first and only Malaysian to receive the award this year. Her winning project is aimed to provide breeding opportunities for the hornbills.
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29 Jun 2017
Researchers at University of Malaya investigated the venom-gland transcriptomes of monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) from Malaysia and Thailand. Their findings unveil a pool of novel bioactive molecules, and provide a solution to the long-standing puzzle of the geographical variability of venom from this important Asian cobra.
To complete their life cycles, defective pararetrovirus (PRV) species have evolved to form partnerships which are maintained by frequent exchanges of their noncoding regulatory sequences (NRSs).
26 Jun 2017
Studying DNA fragments left by ancient viruses in their host’s genome has shown even non-autonomous viruses could prosper by helping each other.
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20 Jun 2017
A team at Qatar University has discovered a new species of crab during an exploration trip on the research vessel Janan. The trip aimed to investigate marine benthic biodiversity within the Qatar Marine Zone.
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17 Jun 2017
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11 Jun 2017
Two proteins produced by a single gene interact to keep the genome in check
A changing climate affects plankton populations
11 Jun 2017
Data from a global oceanographic expedition predict how rising temperatures influence growth of plankton populations.
The complete skeleton of Nipponosaurus sachalinensis kept at the Hokkaido University Museum
09 Jun 2017
Nipponosaurus sachalinensis - a controversial hadrosaurid dinosaur whose fossilized skeleton was unearthed in southern Sakhalin in 1934 - is found to be a valid taxon and a juvenile that had not reached sexual maturity.
The hidden order in DNA diffusion
07 Jun 2017
The movement of DNA molecules seemingly explained by random motion conceals a more orderly march.
The bones of the dinosaur Mukawaryu which have been cleaned so far. These likely represent more than half of the bones the dinosaur had.
06 Jun 2017
The complete skeleton of an 8-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, making it the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Japan, according to researchers.
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01 Jun 2017
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified combined function for Drosophila protein in launching and maintaining a process enabling chromatids to pair during DNA replication.
Hokkaido University
30 May 2017
A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild.
29 May 2017
KAIST Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was elected as a foreign associate to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on May 2.
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26 May 2017
Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in Nature Communications.
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23 May 2017
Researchers in Hong Kong have assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel. The discovery gives wider insights into future research on the mechanisms of symbiosis in other marine organisms such as giant tubeworms and giant clams.
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17 May 2017
Understanding how ant colonies make collective decisions could provide insight into the functioning of the human brain.
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16 May 2017
Scientists in Japan have designed a synthetic molecule that gives new insight into how a destructive weed might be detecting its host crops.
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15 May 2017
Biologists in Japan use the near-weightless environment on the International Space Station to study the influence of gravity on plant growth phenomena.
Transformed cells
15 May 2017
A new study shows cells in the initial stage of cancer change their metabolism before getting eliminated by the surrounding normal cells, providing a novel target for developing cancer prevention drugs.
Interdisciplinarity helps unravel the protein puzzle
08 May 2017
The work of a small group specializing in demystifying proteins is having far-reaching effects.
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01 May 2017
A new biological sensor can detect glucose levels in saliva more accurately and cost-efficiently than the conventional blood test.
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01 May 2017
Careful marine management and stricter fishing laws could enable Saudi Arabia’s coral reefs to thrive.
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28 Apr 2017
Genetic studies on Malaysia’s Orang Asli peoples could lead to tailored medical advice that is more appropriate for their unique makeup.
Augmented reality at your fingertips
25 Apr 2017
A new tool uses genetic and clinical information to find the root cause of unexplained illnesses.
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25 Apr 2017
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), developed a new technique to understand the correct architectures of IMM proteins, using special chemical tools.
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24 Apr 2017
Scientists have developed new fluorescent probes that prove the existence of cell membrane structures called ‘lipid rafts’, allowing researchers to study how toxins and viruses invade cells.

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