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Killing cancer in the heat of the moment
10-July-2017

A new method efficiently transfers genes into cells, then activates them with light. This could lead to gene therapies for cancers.

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Contact: Izumi Mindy Takamiya Institution: Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University
 
Collagen controlling the thickness and juvenile state of skin
11-July-2017

Type XVII collagen (COL17) is found to regulate the proliferation of epidermal cells and therefore the thickness of juvenile and aged skin, suggesting COL17 can potentially be used for future anti-aging strategies.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
 
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)
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