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High-Sugar Feeding only at Active Times of Day Reduces Adverse Effects in Rats
27-August-2018

A study by researchers at Nagoya University and other universities has indicated that feeding rats a high-sucrose diet only at night, when they are active, ameliorates high levels of fat accumulation in the blood and liver, avoiding the associated adverse effects of metabolic syndrome.

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Contact: Sebastian Eifrid Institution: Nagoya University
 
Stars memorize rebirth of our home galaxy
24-August-2018

The Milky Way galaxy has died once before and we are now in what is considered its second life. Calculations by Masafumi Noguchi (Tohoku University) have revealed previously unknown details about the Milky Way. These were published in the July 26 edition of Nature.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University
 
HKUST Scientists Rebuild Synapse-like Machineries to Unveil its Formation and Regulatory Mechanism Paving Ways for Diagnosis and Early Intervention of Mental Disorders
23-August-2018

HKUST Division of Life Science's Prof Mingjie Zhang has employed a novel biochemical approach to show how proteins in PSD are regulated to process and transmit brain signals, providing insights into further research on mental disorders' early detection and intervention.

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Contact: Johnny Tam Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 
What’s behind the retreating kelps and expanding corals?
20-August-2018

Climate change and other external forces are causing rapid marine community shifts in Japan’s coastal ecosystems. Better understanding of species distribution dynamics, as driven by these factors, can improve conservation efforts and climate change management.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Mechanism behind orchid beauty revealed
20-August-2018

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have identified the gene related to the greenish flower mutation in the Habenaria orchid.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University
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