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Using tropical microbes to improve the environment

Science11 Apr 2017Monash University
Researchers in Malaysia are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural issues.
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Should sports involve academia in rule changes?

Culture11 Apr 2017The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
The academic community could help identify loopholes in rules made to ensure fair play and entertaining sporting events.
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Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively

Science, Technology10 Apr 2017Kyoto University
An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a tsunami.
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New dye allows super-imaging of cells

Science10 Apr 2017Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
A new dye might allow researchers to view natural processes in extremely small components of living cells over a prolonged period of time; a previously unattainable feat.
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Multiplexed biosensors to benefit healthcare

Medicine07 Apr 2017King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Fast, cost-effective electrochemical platforms show promise for highly-sensitive detection of different strains of influenza and diarrhoea-causing pathogens.
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The gene that turns epilepsy treatment deadly

Medicine07 Apr 2017Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Screening patients for a gene variant before starting epilepsy treatment could reduce the incidence of life-threatening drug reactions.
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A hardy rodent with 'extraordinary' anticancer defences

Medicine07 Apr 2017Hokkaido University
Scientists are getting closer to understanding how naked mole rats, the world’s longest living rodent species, avoid cancer, which could lead to safer stem cell therapies for human diseases.
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Taking energy efficiency up to the roof

Technology06 Apr 2017University of Malaya
A hybrid ‘eco-roof’ design in Malaysia combines five existing energy-saving technologies into a single system.
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Supermassive black holes stifle galaxy growth

Science06 Apr 2017Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Supermassive black hole winds in a newly discovered class of galaxies are so energetic they suppress future star formation.

Social media at the frontline of disease surveillance

Medicine, Technology06 Apr 2017The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Social networking sites could be used to monitor and respond to global disease outbreaks.

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