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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
 
Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine
22-June-2017

Imagine being able to take cells from your skin, transform them into other types of cells, such as lung, brain, heart or muscle cells, and use those to cure your ailments, from diabetes to heart disease or macular degeneration. To realise this, however, challenges still remain, Professor Janet Rossant, a pioneer in the field, says.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA
 
The double burden of childhood malnutrition
21-June-2017

Professor Terrence Forrester, an expert in childhood malnutrition, warns that the first 1,000 days are among the most important in children’s lives, and more needs to be done to ensure that they get optimal nutrition during this critical period.

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Levels of Serum Amyloid A in Bone Sarcomas Patients: Indicator of Tumor Malignancy?
19-June-2017

In a recent study published in Electrophoresis, University of Malaya’s researchers found significant correlation between increased levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) in patients with three different bone sarcomas: pleomorphic sarcoma (PS), osteosarcoma (OS) and chondrosarcoma (CS) and the different degrees of tumor malignancy in PS, OS and CS.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya
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