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To be or not to be a white blood cell, that is the question
26-September-2018

Japanese scientists have revealed a biological “switch” that influences whether an immature blood cell would develop into a red blood cell or a subtype of white blood cell called myeloid cells in response to infection or inflammation within the body.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University
 
Walking football for active lifestyle among children
24-September-2018

The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and do fewer physical or sports activities have been related to poor fitness level and excessive weight gain.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya
 
ScreenMen: Empowering Men To Undergo Evidence-based Screening
21-September-2018

ScreenMen is a mobile web app that educates, motivates and empowers men to undergo evidence-based health screening. It was developed rigorously based on theories, evidence and needs assessment. It is currently undergoing a randomised controlled trial to determine its effectiveness in improving screening uptake in men.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya
 
Solving real-world problems
19-September-2018

Tools developed by Håvard Rue have transformed data analysis, interpretation and communication and are applied broadly: from modeling the spread of infectious diseases to mapping fish stocks.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
New micro-platform reveals cancer cells’ natural behavior
19-September-2018

A new cell culture platform allows researchers to observe never-before-seen behaviors of live cancer cells under the microscope, leading to explanations of long-known cancer characteristics.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University
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