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2019

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2019 Magazine articles

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Printing the 'soft' robots of the future

Technology27 Feb 2019National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
3D printing shows potential for fabricating personalized ‘soft’ robotic hands and hearts. But challenges need to be addressed.
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Skin pigmentation recreated with 3D bioprinter

Science, Technology27 Feb 2019IOP Publishing
Engineered human skin can look more natural when made using 3D bioprinting.
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Key flu target identified

Diseases, Medicine26 Feb 2019Hokkaido University
A key cell receptor that facilitates influenza A virus infection has been identified following decades of research.
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Delivering the goods to bone cancer

Genetics, Health, Medicine22 Feb 2019Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
A gene-editing Trojan horse that sneaks up on osteosarcoma cells could help the fight against this aggressive childhood bone cancer.
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Investigating the safety of Myanmar's bridges

Materials, Technology21 Feb 2019Asia Research News
Japanese researchers have investigated a collapsed bridge in Myanmar and surveyed the safety of seven similar bridges across the country.
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Perovskite solar cells: Can we go lead-free?

Energy, Environment, Materials20 Feb 2019National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Scientists are investigating the potential of non-toxic materials to replace lead in perovskite solar cells.
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Gene regulator goes to town in liver cancer

Diseases, Medicine19 Feb 2019Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis, prognosis and treatment could improve by identifying a closely associated protein.
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Learning life outside the classroom

Brain, People18 Feb 2019Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
A multi-generational learning programme shows Hong Kong university students can learn much from older people in the community.
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Mitochondria come together to kill cancer cells

Diseases, Medicine15 Feb 2019Hokkaido University
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
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The compounds that keep plants fresh

Plants & Animals14 Feb 2019Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Controlling plant pore openings could help boost drought tolerance in live plants and extend the freshness of bouquets of cut flowers, thanks to an unusual research approach.

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