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29 Jun 2017
Understanding the interactions between miRNAs with their specific cancer gene targets is an on-going effort to identify new therapeutic strategies. Researchers from University of Malaya carried out investigations to study the relationship between natural compound and miRNA expression in cancer cells.
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22 Jun 2017
Imagine being able to take cells from your skin, transform them into other types of cells, such as lung, brain, heart or muscle cells, and use those to cure your ailments, from diabetes to heart disease or macular degeneration. To realise this, however, challenges still remain, Professor Janet Rossant, a pioneer in the field, says.
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21 Jun 2017
Professor Terrence Forrester, an expert in childhood malnutrition, warns that the first 1,000 days are among the most important in children’s lives, and more needs to be done to ensure that they get optimal nutrition during this critical period.
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20 Jun 2017
In a recent study published in Electrophoresis, University of Malaya’s researchers found significant correlation between increased levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) in patients with three different bone sarcomas: pleomorphic sarcoma (PS), osteosarcoma (OS) and chondrosarcoma (CS) and the different degrees of tumor malignancy in PS, OS and CS.
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17 Jun 2017
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17 Jun 2017
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16 Jun 2017
A joint research team at Tohoku University, Japan, has recapitulated a pathological condition of retinal diseases on a chip.
Gonadal Mosaicism Can Cause Whole-Body Birthmarks
16 Jun 2017
A Nagoya University research collaboration reveals the father–daughter inheritance of a mosaic skin disease as a sperm cell mutation causing a whole-body skin disorder: relevance to genetic counseling.
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16 Jun 2017
Researchers from University of Malaya uncover significant obstacles to appropriate feeding for older Asians with swallowing difficulty. These obstacles involved cultural attitudes, healthcare professional perceptions and knowledge and limitations of healthcare funding, resulting in a poorer outcome for older Asians with swallowing problems.
13 Jun 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine of HKBU recently conducted a “Tianjiu therapy for allergic rhinitis: A double-blinded randomised Placebo-controlled clinical trial”. It found that Tianjiu therapy helped to alleviate the symptoms of nasal itching suffered by allergic rhinitis patients.
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09 Jun 2017
Inventions by Professor Jeffrey Cheung of HKBU and his team help monitor one’s health by recording and analysing the biomechanical data of a person’s physical activity, in particular, walking (ie gait), as well as measuring the balance index of a person.
Food tastes better in front of a mirror, or even with a picture of yourself eating
09 Jun 2017
Researchers at Nagoya University reveal that eating in front of a mirror—or even with a picture of yourself eating—makes food more appealing.
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09 Jun 2017
A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed the world’s first method to achieve the catalytic asymmetric borylation of ketones, a breakthrough expected to facilitate the development of new medicines and functional chemicals.
Robotic devices as therapeutic and diagnostic tools for stroke survivors.
09 Jun 2017
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a new robotic tool for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors. Their findings appeared in the the prestigious journal, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.
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09 Jun 2017
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has confirmed that targeting SnCs could treat age-related degenerative joint disease. Their findings appeared in the world renowned medical journal, Nature Medicine (IF: 30.357).
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07 Jun 2017
A clinical study conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University found that the effective stability rate of the Chinese medicine treatment for chronic renal failure for periods of three months, half a year and one year is 96.3%, 88.89% and 83.95% respectively.
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06 Jun 2017
A newly developed antibody drug reactivates suppressed immune cells, decreasing the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) counts in an infected cow. The antibody could be applied to treat a variety of intractable infectious diseases in cows.
06 Jun 2017
Scientists in South Korea have come up with a new method for 3D printing human skin, which both shortens the process and reduces the cost.
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29 May 2017
Researchers from University of Malaya discover that herbal supplement (milk thistle) may be useful for improving liver damage in patients with fatty liver disease.
25 May 2017
The surface proteins responsible for navigating immune cells to sites of inflammation are identified.
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25 May 2017
Commonwealth Scientific Community to Gather in Singapore
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22 May 2017
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a mobile biofeedback device for footstrike pattern modification for injury prevention and rehabilitation in runners.
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18 May 2017
Tohoku University researchers have found that trans-fatty acids promote cell death in a more direct manner than previously thought, leading to the development of atherosclerosis, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
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17 May 2017
Young onset type 2 diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing diabetic retinopathy at an earlier stage and at a greater frequency, according to researchers in India and US.
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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
Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University are conducting a study on board China’s spacecraft Tianzhou-1 in order to understand the effect of the “CKIP-1” gene on bone formation under microgravity in space.
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15 May 2017
A revolutionary design mimics the rowing action of the cilia on single-celled Paramecium, demonstrating much faster movement than conventional microrobots.
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15 May 2017
The issue of regulatory incoherence in nutrition labelling for the prepackaged food industry in ASEAN has been widely recognized. This study, commissioned by Food Industry Asia (FIA, Singapore), investigates the economic impacts of nutritional labelling on the industry to forward specific interventions for regulatory convergence in the region.
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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.

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