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New biosynthetic pathway unique to pathogenic microorganisms
7-July-2017

Scientists have discovered a unique biosynthetic pathway for D-Glutamate, an important cell wall component in pathogenic bacteria, which could lead to the development of medicines and agricultural chemicals.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Acupuncture proved effective for weight control
3-July-2017

The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University recently completed a clinical trial on the use of acupuncture for weight control, providing initial testimony to the effectiveness of acupuncture for controlling the weight of adults

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University
 
Improved virtual modeling enables cheaper, faster drug discovery
29-June-2017

A new method of modeling drug-target interactions fixes a detrimental bias of past techniques.

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
 
Exploring the toxin genes of monocled cobra through venom gland transcriptomics
29-June-2017

Researchers at University of Malaya investigated the venom-gland transcriptomes of monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) from Malaysia and Thailand. Their findings unveil a pool of novel bioactive molecules, and provide a solution to the long-standing puzzle of the geographical variability of venom from this important Asian cobra.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya
 
Elucidation of the roles of cancer-related microRNAs as a means for the development of RNAi-based anti-cancer therapeutics
28-June-2017

Understanding the interactions between miRNAs with their specific cancer gene targets is an on-going effort to identify new therapeutic strategies. Researchers from University of Malaya carried out investigations to study the relationship between natural compound and miRNA expression in cancer cells.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya
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