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2020 Magazine articles

Protein links childhood stress to irritable bowel syndrome

Diseases, Health, Medicine20 Jan 2020Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Blocking a central nervous system protein could treat irritable bowel syndrome.

Making new catalysts from unique metallic alloys

Materials, Technology17 Jan 2020National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Playing with the elements of magnetic alloys can lead to effective industrial catalysts.

Finding levers of change

Culture, People17 Jan 2020International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Assessing the social science research landscape of developing countries reveals key challenges to building strong and influential research systems.

Gas could be insulating an underground ocean on Pluto

Science, Space15 Jan 2020Hokkaido University
A gassy insulating layer beneath the icy surfaces of distant celestial objects could mean there are more oceans in the universe than previously thought.

Purer, safer drugs by removing the evil twin

Medicine, Nanotech15 Jan 2020Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
A new method could speed up drug discovery and lead to purer, side-effect-free medications.
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Sparking change through research

Culture, People, Politics14 Jan 2020International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women’s participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform.

Dual stem cell therapy for repairing failed hearts

Biotech, Medicine14 Jan 2020City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
A new approach uses two types of stem cells to repair both heart muscle and blood vessels damaged during severe heart attacks.

Giant jellyfish genome reveals evolution of hunting

Genetics, Plants & Animals13 Jan 2020Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Analysis of the Nomura’s jellyfish genome has identified unique genetic adaptations that helped them become early, successful multi-cellular predators.

Finding the genes that turn on Japanese encephalitis

Brain, Diseases, Genetics13 Jan 2020Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
A hyperactive gene response to Japanese encephalitis virus infection ultimately leads to brain inflammation.

Photon sieve widens view of dynamic holograms

Technology12 Jan 2020Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
The design boosts the image appeal of LCD-generated holographic scenes while retaining the popular flat-panel format.

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