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14 Jan 2020
A Chinese medicine research team at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has identified a unique polysaccharide marker from the caterpillar part of Cordyceps sinensis, and successfully applied it to the qualitative and quantitative authentication of this valuable Chinese herbal medicine. This novel, low-cost method can authenticate Cordyceps sinensis in an hour.
13 Jan 2020
A hyperactive gene response to Japanese encephalitis virus infection ultimately leads to brain inflammation.
08 Jan 2020
New findings could lead the way towards treatments for intellectual disability in Down syndrome.
09 Dec 2019
A chemical cage suppresses the activity of a biological clock regulator in the dark and releases it with light, showing potential for future treatments of circadian-clock-related diseases.
Hokkaido University
29 Nov 2019
Scientists have discovered non-coding RNA has a novel role to fine-tune gene expressions during stress recovery, getting closer to uncovering a 30-year-old nuclear mystery.
Professor Kyung-Tai Min and Soyeon Lee
16 Aug 2019
The protein that revives injured nerve cells was discovered. It is expected to present a new direction in the development of therapeutic agents for regenerating damaged brain or spinal cord nerves.
Hokkaido University
05 Aug 2019
Two known gene mutations induce pathways that enhance pancreatic cancer’s ability to invade tissues and evade the immune system. Researchers report the molecular details of this process providing insights into druggable targets for immunotherapies.
Corn field infested by the parasitic plant, Striga
17 Dec 2018
Discovery of a hypersensitive suicide germination stimulant.

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