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Professor Jong Bhak 1
17 Jul 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented, for the first time, the whole genome sequence and analyses of the Myotis rufoniger.
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13 Jul 2017
Researchers from Malaysia assessed the whole brain microstructural integrity of major nerve tracts among older fallers and non-fallers. They proposed the potential synergistic relationship between blood pressure fluctuations with standing, balance disorders and structural brain abnormalities observed among fallers.
Stereomicroscopic images of two mosquito species at taken at different times after feeding on human blood.
12 Jul 2017
Nagoya University forensic scientists show that viable DNA samples can be taken from mosquito blood meal that has been digested for up to two days.
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10 Jul 2017
Scientists at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in Johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs. They also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others.
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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.
To complete their life cycles, defective pararetrovirus (PRV) species have evolved to form partnerships which are maintained by frequent exchanges of their noncoding regulatory sequences (NRSs).
26 Jun 2017
Studying DNA fragments left by ancient viruses in their host’s genome has shown even non-autonomous viruses could prosper by helping each other.
The cross section of a wild moso bamboo Phyllostachys pubescens. Fibers (vascular bundles) surrounding the heart-shaped black openings have a denser distribution toward the outer part.
31 May 2017
The spatial distribution of fibers in hollow bamboo cylinders is optimized to reinforce flexural rigidity, a new finding that sheds light on biomimetic approaches in the development of materials.
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21 Apr 2017
Publication is the beginning of research impact and visibility, thus dissemination of research publications have to be proactive. Researchers can promote their research work in three stages: (1) manuscript preparation and submission; (2) post-publication promoting; and (3) after receiving mentions/citations (monitoring).
18 Apr 2017
An algorithm that prioritizes gene variants with their likelihood of involvement in human disease.
Photo taken by Nao Ota
17 Apr 2017
Java sparrows are more likely to mate after dancing together, according to a study from Hokkaido University, contradictory to the belief that songs are the primary sexual signal.
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03 Apr 2017
Altmetrics are new metrics proposed as alternatives to impact factor for journals as well as individual citation indexes (h-index). Altmetrics uses online activities to measure the impact, buzz and word of mouth for scientific information. It includes new methods to measure the usage at citation level.
Resetting the algal clock
30 Mar 2017
Nagoya University-led researchers have uncovered novel red- and violet-light-sensitive pathway that helps keep green algae’s sense of day and night in sync with surroundings.
Examples of a Random Image Structure Evolution(RISE) sequence for snake pictures
08 Nov 2016
A Nagoya University research team uses new image processing tool to confirm human visual system has evolved specifically to detect snakes.
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18 Oct 2016
A team of Hokkaido University researchers has established a method for capturing live, three-dimensional, high-resolution images deep within the skin of living mice, casting light on the precise manner in which cells divide to maintain the thick outer layer of skin.
Visiting Professor Michael Macy
26 Sep 2016
People are influenced by their family, friends, colleagues and even strangers. This social sway can be measured by science, say researchers from Singapore Management University.
18 Aug 2016
The Pacific coast of the Tohoku region has been struck by four large tsunamis in just over a century - in 1896, 1933, 1960 and 2011.
30 Mar 2016
Zoonotic disease danger ever-present as protected species are sold in markets as food.
26 Feb 2016
Scientists based at Nagoya University, Japan, demonstrate the development of behavioral laterality (left-/right-handedness) in a scale-eating cichlid from Africa’s Lake Tanganyika, Perissodus microlepis.
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13 Jan 2016
Academics at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) are calling for the provision of accurate and timely information about air quality after research.
Picture 1 Oriental latrine flies feeding on the carcass of a palm civet in Kenyir Wildlife Corridor peninsular Malaysia
09 Dec 2015
Researchers in Malaysia are using blowflies to sample mammal DNA and develop a mammal monitoring tool.
08 Nov 2015
Full genomic sequencing of all 14 species of the Malassezia genus opens up possibility of new treatments for microbially-mediated skin diseases.
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17 Sep 2015
Conservation scientists use an enhanced population survey technique that identifies, for the first time, priority forest protection zones irreplaceable for saving the critically endangered Sumatran rhino. The study identifies small and scattered populations that should be consolidated if they are to become viable.
14 Aug 2015
Researchers in India and France have shown the biomarker role of certain circulatory microRNAs characteristic of ‘Asian Indian phenotype’ in patients with type 2 diabetes.
09 Apr 2015
Computational study carried out at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) revealed energetically balanced reaction coordinate of the SpnF-catalyzed cycloaddition reaction leading to Spinosyn A – tetracyclic natural insecticide produced by the cells of the bacterium Saccharopolyspora spinosa.
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16 Mar 2015
Ms. Kavita S. Subramanian, a PhD student from the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya has been selected in the 2015 Novartis Next Generation Scientist (NGS) program. The NGS program is an intensive 3 month-long internships at the research site in Basel, Switzerland
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04 Dec 2014
- The small non-migratory humpback whale population is genetically distinct, scientists find - Researchers recommend “Critically Endangered” status for isolated whales
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29 May 2014
The University Malaya led team revealed high levels of previously undiagnosed active TB especially amongst HIV infected prisoners.
Prof. Datin Dr. Zahurin Mohamed
26 Mar 2014
Malaysia, with its multi-ethnic population, is a perfect laboratory for scientists to look at how inherited differences in genes can affect the patient’s responses to medications. These genetic differences can be used to predict whether a medication will be effective for a particular person and to help prevent adverse drug reactions.
21 Mar 2014
The Yomiuri Techno Forum was founded in 2011, and have provided support for the development of science and technology in Japan. The organization selects three researchers annually who have shown outstanding achievements.


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