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Chinese medicine

Chinese medicine: The good, the bad and the authentic

Medicine29 Mar 2019The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Authenticating Chinese traditional medicines could become quicker and easier.

Finding compounds to reduce jet lag

Health, Medicine28 Mar 2019Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Researchers investigated existing drugs for molecules that affect circadian rhythms and found a known anti-aging supplement reduced jet lag in mice.
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Predicting the endgame in dengue

Diseases, Health, Medicine27 Mar 2019Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
A new model may help clinicians predict the possibility of death from severe dengue infection.

Invisible nanofilm enables on-screen fingerprint detection

Inventions, Materials, Technology26 Mar 2019Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
A transparent, flexible smartphone sensor also measures skin temperature and tactile pressure, which could combat fingerprint forgery and make mobile devices even more compact.
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Eyeglasses stop shortsightedness in its tracks

Health, Inventions, Technology25 Mar 2019The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
A lens developed by optometrists in Hong Kong can delay the progression of short-sightedness in children.
Ocean salinity

Tracking ocean salinity from space using colour

Environment, Science, Water22 Mar 2019Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Ocean colour could serve as a reliable proxy for salinity, opening the door for more frequent and detailed measurements.
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Liver cancer reaches jaw in rare case

Diseases, Medicine21 Mar 2019Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Researchers at Universiti Teknologi MARA reported in the journal Medicine a rare case of hepatocellular carcinoma cells migrating from the liver and settling in the jawbone and shoulder blade of a 61-year-old man.

A sweet, clean-cut farewell in plants

Plants & Animals20 Mar 2019Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
A honeycomb-shaped brace in plants keeps them fit by precisely coordinating the discarding of organs, such as flowers and leaves.
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Improved solar panel monitoring

Energy, Inventions, Technology19 Mar 2019University of Malaya
A novel solar panel tracer is faster, less expensive and more accurate than conventional devices.
Health monitoring

Smarter health monitoring

Health, Inventions, Technology18 Mar 2019University of Malaya
A compact sensor noninvasively checks dengue severity and cholesterol at home or in any health care centre.

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