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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.
Comparison of a HLA-G1 protein (left) and a HLA-G2 protein (right), showing significant structural difference. The HLA-G2 protein shown here is in a pair form called homodimer.
10 May 2017
Revelations about a protein expressed in fetal cells could provide novel insights into its function and future immunosuppressive therapies.
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09 May 2017
Understanding how the toxoplasmosis parasite invades cells could result in a vaccine candidate against the disease.
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09 May 2017
Researchers are uncovering specific ways that plant extracts target and kill cancerous cells in the breast and colon.
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04 May 2017
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in wireless smart sensors.
03 May 2017
Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) recently hosted “Everyday Heroes” event to commemorate the World Autism Awareness Month.
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03 May 2017
Neural stem cell therapies could eventually play a role in treating spinal cord injuries.
02 May 2017
Researchers in Korea have developed a novel diagnostic strip for gout patients using a single teardrop.
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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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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.
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28 Apr 2017
Refining the purification process of therapeutic cells could improve their use for treating cancer and other diseases.
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27 Apr 2017
An innovative "Smart Scar-Care" pad which serves the dual functions of reinforcing pressure and occlusion has been designed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to treat hypertrophic scars from burns, surgeries and trauma.
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27 Apr 2017
Marked on 24-30 April 2017, World Immunisation Week raises awareness about the importance of vaccines in protecting people against disease and the role of immunization in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
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27 Apr 2017
Affordable gas sensor setup developed by Tohoku University team monitors trace levels of health-indicating chemicals, paving the way for future non-invasive studies.
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25 Apr 2017
A research team in Korea has identified the mechanism of dopaminergic neuronal death inhibition using stress hormone cortisol. The study suggests new direction for studies on degenerative brain disease by changing the perception of stress.
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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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24 Apr 2017
Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures.
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21 Apr 2017
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a novel surgical robotic system that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice (incision-free) robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical trauma and is safer than currently available robotic systems.
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21 Apr 2017
A research team in Korea develops technology which is 20 times faster than the existing biosensors using micromagnetic pattern of spider web. The technology can be used for early diagnosis and recurrence diagnosis of diseases such as cancer.
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21 Apr 2017
New developments in cervical cancer screening and vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a causal agent for cervical cancer provide new opportunities for the prevention of this disease. HPV testing as oppose to the conventional pap smear is now recommended while 3 HPV vaccines are now approved to combat HPV associated diseases.
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20 Apr 2017
Mass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been jointly developed by a research team at Tohoku University and SII Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer at Seiko Instruments Group.
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20 Apr 2017
Benzene-based probes highlight two hidden binding sites on an anticancer drug target in a multidisciplinary strategy.

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