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PAKAD
19 Sep 2017
The Singapore based team have successfully created a solution to simplify the complicated process of removing large or complex kidney stones.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
18 Sep 2017
A data-driven computational approach that recognizes filamentary sections of neurons and blood vessels may enhance medical diagnosis.
3D Molecular Structure of Synaptic Developmental Protein Complex
15 Sep 2017
Researchers in South Korea have identified control mechanism of synapse formation using protein crystallography method. It is expected to be used in the study of brain diseases caused by dysfunction of synapse and to develop therapeutic drugs.
15 Sep 2017
Korean researchers have found thermo-responsive protein to accelerate the development of biopharmaceuticals to treat brain diseases. It is expected to be used to develop biopharmaceutical for hemostasis of cerebral hemorrhage and brain tissue regeneration.
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13 Sep 2017
Scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) along with their cross-disciplinary collaborators develop world-first dual imaging and inhibiting agent with high efficacy in suppressing Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated tumours in mice
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11 Sep 2017
Compounds in an Asian fermented fish paste could help reduce high cholesterol.
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08 Sep 2017
Insoluble dietary fiber could help make antioxidant quercetin more soluble.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
08 Sep 2017
Excess fluid surrounding the lungs in some lung cancer patients has a unique lipid profile, which could help diagnose and treat the disease.
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06 Sep 2017
Tohoku University researchers have found some evidence to suggest that daily intake of citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes, could reduce the risk of dementia developing among older adults by almost 15 percent.
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01 Sep 2017
A deadly tick-borne virus uses the host neuron’s transportation system to move their RNA, resulting in the local reproduction of the virus and severe neurological symptoms.
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31 Aug 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause untreatable and fatal infections in relatively healthy individuals and will pose enormous threat to human health.
Yemen
25 Aug 2017
Hokkaido University scientists have developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecasted that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases.
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25 Aug 2017
Scientists have developed a new chimeric antibody that suppresses malignant cancers in dogs, showing promise for safe and effective treatment of intractable cancers.
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24 Aug 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical observation on Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure (CRF).
Body on a chip
24 Aug 2017
Improvements to tiny body-on-a-chip devices could lead to next-generation pre-clinical testing of drug toxicity.
21 Aug 2017
Korean researchers have identified the early neuropathic mechanism of degenerative brain diseases and suggested ways to restore early neuropathy. It is expected to be used in the development of therapeutic agents for early neuropathy of degenerative brain diseases.
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21 Aug 2017
New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut failure.
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21 Aug 2017
Researchers discover a new molecule, ‘Singheart’, that may hold the key to triggering the regeneration and repair of damaged heart cells.
Daple orients cilia to produce directional CSF flow
18 Aug 2017
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents the accumulation of this fluid, which otherwise leads to swelling of the head as found in the condition hydrocephalus.
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
18 Aug 2017
Researchers hope an artificial womb used to incubate healthy baby lambs can be used in future technology for premature babies.
Hokkaido University
18 Aug 2017
Teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, and researchers from the Institut Pasteur, AP-HP, and AP-HM have identified the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits, paving the way for the development of novel allergy diagnostic tests.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
14 Aug 2017
A versatile coating for magnesium could eventually lead to better implants for mending broken bones
Mice treated with HLA-G1 showed marked improvement of the skin lesions compared to PBS (saline) treated mice. Control mice with no induced atopic dermatitis is shown as control. (Maeda N., et al., International Immunopharmacology, July 1, 2017)
04 Aug 2017
A protein which protects the fetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases.
University of Malaya
03 Aug 2017
University of Malaya’s researcher, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Loh Siew Yim, presented on the emerging field of cancer survivorship. International health science experts were invited to share their expertise, ideas and initiatives to bring about innovative changes to the field of health sciences in Malaysia and in the Asia-Pacific region.
University of Malaya
03 Aug 2017
Nurul Syafika binti Amir Hamzah, a double Master's Degree student from University of Malaya, won 3rd place in the Graduate Student category for APRU Global Health Program Conference Student Poster Contest.
Prof Sun Fei and the new protein-based hydrogel developed by his team
28 Jul 2017
A research team led by Prof SUN Fei, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has created a new protein-based stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.
28 Jul 2017
IAP for Health, a component network of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new book: ‘Exploring Traditional Medicine: Report of a symposium’. The book contains 24 case studies from 16 countries, with each case study having been identified by an academy member of IAP.
In the normal mice (left panel), connections between Purkinje cells (asterisks) and climbing fibers or parallel fibers are thoroughly wrapped by Bergmann glia (colored in red), whereas they are exposed to their neighbors in the knockout mice lacking GLAST (right panel, arrowheads).
28 Jul 2017
A molecule produced by insulating glial cells facilitates the functional wiring of brain cells involved in motor coordination.
University of Malaya
27 Jul 2017
Researchers from the Ageing and Age-Associated Disorders Research Group, University of Malaya, were among the member of Dementia Prevention and Enhanced Care (DePEC), one of the recipient for this prestigious award from National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
WCRF International
19 Jul 2017
WCRF International is now accepting grant applications for research on the links between diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity and cancer. Applicants can be based in any country outside the Americas.

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