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Improving remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances

Technology13 May 2018Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Radioactive materials could soon be detected from up to a few hundred metres away.
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Finding Alzheimer's treatment from within [Asia Research News 2018 feature]

Medicine10 May 2018The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
An immune molecule in the body shows promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s.
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Unravelling the mystery of black hole formation

Science10 May 2018Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang likely gave rise to early massive black holes.
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Neglected tropical diseases

Medicine27 Apr 2018Asia Research News
Some tropical diseases are neglected because they generally afflict the world’s poor, and historically have not received as much attention or funding as other diseases.
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The green nanotechnology revolution [Asia Research News 2018 feature]

Technology19 Apr 2018National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Nanocellulose offers renewable, biodegradable, strong and lightweight components for electronic products.
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Orchids protect the skin [Asia Research News 2018 feature]

Medicine19 Apr 2018Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
An orchid-based skincare product could protect skin from the sun’s aging effects.
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New efficiency record for perovskite solar cells

Science, Technology19 Apr 2018Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Perovskite-based solar cells reach a record 22.1% energy conversion rate, thanks to a new fabrication method.
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Uncovering the origins of galaxies' halos

Science19 Apr 2018Tohoku University
Dwarf galaxies and star-containing halos found 25 million light years away from Earth hint at how these halos are formed.
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Infertility mechanism in males identified

Medicine16 Apr 2018Qatar University
Large doses of a sperm protein that is ineffective in infertile males can be injected directly into eggs to kick-start fertilization, giving couples hope of conceiving.
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Sugar withdrawal: Killing the Leishmania parasite

Medicine, Science13 Apr 2018Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Findings on how parasites cope with stress on a cellular level could aid the development of drugs that combat leishmaniasis, a tropical disease neglected by the pharmaceutical industry.

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