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2018 Magazine articles


The game algorithm that could improve materials design

Science29 Oct 2018National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A new algorithm could help scientists decide the best atomic structures for the materials they design.
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Protecting the gut with worms

Medicine10 Oct 2018University of Malaya
Improved hygiene in the developed world could have a surprising consequence: higher rates of inflammatory bowel disease.
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Contactless 3D fingerprint identification

Technology10 Oct 2018The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
A new system improves the speed and accuracy of fingerprint scanning and matching by using 3D technology. No pressing required.
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Seafood on the menu for bone repair

Medicine27 Sep 2018Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Cockle shells could be potential scaffolds for tissue engineering.
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The photo that launched the world's largest galaxy survey

Science26 Sep 2018Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
The stunningly clear images of galaxies captured by a huge camera aboard the Subaru telescope in Hawaii began with a breath-taking photo of our nearest neighbour.
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Spray-on sensing for engineered structures

Technology28 Aug 2018The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
A sprayable sensing network for real-time monitoring of structure integrity is lighter, more flexible and less expensive than conventional sensors.
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Tracing the sudden, dangerous rise of Zika

Business, Science28 Aug 2018Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Tropical South-East Asian countries where mosquitos thrive are at risk, and must take action to reduce the threat.
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Stricter reporting for Chinese medicine clinical trials

Medicine, Science06 Aug 2018Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
New recommendations could lead to more transparent reporting of Chinese herbal medicine clinical trial results.
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Mimicking biology to shape nanomaterials

Science, Technology22 May 2018Hokkaido University
Researchers utilize cellular proteins to shape silver nanoplates, suggesting an efficient strategy for controlling the nanostructure of inorganic materials.
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An edible one-two punch to reduce cholesterol

Medicine, Science13 May 2018Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Novel micro-beads encapsulating probiotics could help to further lower cholesterol levels.

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