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Improving the health of fragile tribes in Malaysia

Culture, People28 Apr 2017Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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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Purifying cells to treat disease

Medicine28 Apr 2017Kyoto University
Refining the purification process of therapeutic cells could improve their use for treating cancer and other diseases.
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The key to private and efficient data storage

Technology28 Apr 2017The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Cloud storage services, like Dropbox and Gmail, may soon be able to better manage your content, giving you more storage capacity while still being unable to ‘read’ your data.
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Solving a cell membrane mystery

Medicine, Science24 Apr 2017Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
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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Understanding malaria with mathematics

Medicine24 Apr 2017Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
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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Space technologies improve surgeries back on earth

Medicine, Technology21 Apr 2017The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
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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Predatory bacteria: The new 'living' antibiotic

Medicine, Science14 Apr 2017Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Antibiotic resistance is one of medicine’s most pressing problems. Now, a team from Korea is tackling this in a unique way: using bacteria to fight bacteria.
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Catching those nasty, leaky drips

Medicine, Technology14 Apr 2017The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
A new adhesive sensor can save patients the discomfort and pain resulting from leaky intravenous drips.
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Greening the pharma industry

Technology14 Apr 2017Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
Synthesizing life-saving pharmaceuticals from natural biomass can be more cost-efficient than traditional methods and produces fewer toxic byproducts.
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Speaking the language of microstructures

Science, Technology11 Apr 2017National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A common language for computer software tools that describes materials at their smallest scale could lead to designing faster and better materials.

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