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Schematic of microRNA extraction using nanowires
25 Dec 2017
Researchers centered at Nagoya University develop a nanowire device able to detect microscopic levels of urinary markers potentially implicated in cancer
Hokkaido University
25 Dec 2017
Hokkaido University researchers have uncovered a cellular protein that stabilizes a tumor promoting signaling pathway, suggesting a new target to treat prostate cancer.
14 Dec 2017
The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules.
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13 Dec 2017
Understanding how a fly modulates its feeding behavior could help fight obesity.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
13 Dec 2017
A milk protein contained in gastro-resistant microcapsules could be used to give foods cancer-fighting, immune-boosting properties.
08 Dec 2017
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have recently found that bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in human and various types of food and environmental samples collected from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
Marshmallow-like silicone gels successfully used as insulation in containers for cryopreserved embryos
07 Dec 2017
As the genetic modification of mice is increasingly used in medical and biological research.
Non-inflammatory bullous pemphigoid (BP) seen in the type 2 diabetes patient who are administered with DPP-4 inhibitor.
06 Dec 2017
Researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with the skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetic patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitory drugs.
Expected number of pneumonic plague cases travelling from Madagascar between August 1 and October 17.
30 Nov 2017
Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between August 1 and October 17.
A fruitful collaboration
20 Nov 2017
Study design allows more rigorous evaluation of complex healthcare interventions.
15 Nov 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical study on Chinese medicine treatment of hyperthyroidism. The results indicated that Chinese medicine is effective in improving the symptoms of patients with hyperthyroidism and enhancing their quality of life in general.
Wastewater treatment
15 Nov 2017
Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains but a resilient strain persists.
Degenerating interneurons in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) mice
13 Nov 2017
Japanese researchers develop new mouse model that captures pathology of sporadic neurological diseases.
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10 Nov 2017
Chinese Medicine scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have succeeded in developing a novel targeted delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 to achieve therapeutic genome editing of VEGFA in osteosarcoma (OS).
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09 Nov 2017
Researchers in Korea newly found the mechanism of inhibition of dopamine neuronal cell death using licorice extract 'liquiritigenin'. It scientifically proves the possibility of treating degenerative brain diseases using natural materials.
06 Nov 2017
China’s measures to improve air quality are working, but more stringent policies should be put in place to safeguard public health, a new study has shown.
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01 Nov 2017
Scientists have identified a time lag of up to two years between forest loss and the emergence of Ebola virus disease along the limits of the West and Central African rainforest.
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30 Oct 2017
Researchers in Korea pioneers new medical market development with needles using nanotechnology.
Sulfur respiration in mammals
30 Oct 2017
A common sulfur metabolite having antioxidant activity appears to be formed with the help of an enzyme found in mitochondria, highlighting a potential area of research for future treatments of various diseases.
26 Oct 2017
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting some 46 million people globally, and a leading cause of mortality in the elderly.
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24 Oct 2017
A physiological approach to restore the gut’s ecosystem in various diseases by using antimicrobial peptides has been developed by Hokkaido University scientists.
20 Oct 2017
It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders.
17 Oct 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) conducted a clinical observation of scalp acupuncture treatment for 68 children with autism. The findings indicated that 66 patients have shown improvements after treatment, resulting in an overall efficacy rate of 97%.
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10 Oct 2017
Opportunity to gain deeper insight into potential interaction between implants and body tissues through high-output benchtop screening.
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28 Sep 2017
Korean researchers have succeeded to synthesize biomimetic material reacting with Nitrile. It is expected to help the development of prodrugs that inhibit specific enzymes in cancer cells.
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25 Sep 2017
Korean researchers have identified the cause of olfactory dysfunction in the early stage of Alzheimer's diseases. It is expected to be used in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and therapeutic researches.
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25 Sep 2017
A synthetic DNA-targeting molecule could pave the way for tissue regeneration.
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22 Sep 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has embarked on a research project to develop a new type of tracking device, capable of monitoring the migration routes of wild birds.
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20 Sep 2017
Cognitive behavioural therapy enhances effects of anti-depressant drugs in Malaysia.

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