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Increasing gender equality in an evolving democracy

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Researchers on the ground in Myanmar are investigating how women can get more involved in policymaking to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met as the nation embraces democracy.
Culture, People, Politics
Historical changes in dark matter

Mapping historical changes in dark matter

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Images of more than ten million galaxies are helping physicists map dark matter, revealing clues about how the universe behaves.
Science, Space
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Cars see people with enhanced radar

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Concepts for boosting WiFi coverage could also help car sensors distinguish walking pedestrians from other slowly moving objects.
Inventions, Technology
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Big data pinpoints new targets for HIV vaccines

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Computational models reveal possible weak spots in the HIV surface protein, identifying new targets for drug and vaccine design.
Big Data, Science
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Singapore's smart hub for practical photonics

Nanyang Technological University
From air-conditioned clothing to cancer screening tools, the Centre for Optical Fibre Technology (COFT) is paving the way for a light-based future.
Materials, Technology
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Securing Asia's food and nutrition

Asia Research News
Research can offer a strategic blueprint for bolstering food security throughout Asia, but regional cooperation is required.
Food, People
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Plants cool future electronics

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Nanopapers could pave the way for development of paper-thin electronics.
Materials, Technology

Cervical screening: A woman's needs come first

University of Malaya
Project ROSE (Removing Obstacles to cervical ScrEening) is addressing the cultural needs of thousands of women while keeping up with the times.
Culture, Medicine, People
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Six scaly snails discovered in Malaysian Borneo

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
The new species belong to a special subgroup of snails with scaly shells.
Plants & Animals
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The patience of physicists

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Studying the tiniest particles in the universe requires constructing detectors capable of tracking them; a process that needs a lot of patience and just the right amount of glue.
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Medicinal shrub protects against cognitive decline in diabetic rats

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
The mistletoe fig reduces toxic oxidative stress in diabetic rat brains, while also keeping the cortex wrinkly and improving cognition.
Brain, Diseases

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