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New “tougher-than-metal” fiber-reinforced hydrogels
24-February-2017

A team of Hokkaido University scientists has succeeded in creating “fiber-reinforced soft composites,” or tough hydrogels combined with woven fiber fabric. These fabrics are highly flexible, tougher than metals, and have a wide range of potential applications.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Technology
 
Improving DNA-detecting transistors
23-February-2017

Graphene-based transistors could soon help diagnose genetic diseases. Researchers in India and Japan have developed an improved method for using graphene-based transistors to detect disease-causing genes.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Medicine
 
Dramatic increases in China’s economic exposure to earthquakes, study shows
24-February-2017

China’s economic exposure to earthquakes has dramatically increased since 1990, researchers from Beijing Normal University have found.

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Contact: Alison Hadley Institution: IOP Publishing Category: Science
 
Public Aging for Wellbeing and Longevity: Science for Human
22-February-2017

This is Part 3 of an article written by Sang Chul Park, DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology) Chair Professor and Well Aging Research Center. Sang Chul Park discusses about aging revolution, pursuit for human longevity and well aging.

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Contact: Moonsuk Seon Institution: DGIST(Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) Category: People
 
First detection of an artemisinin-resistant malaria parasite contracted in Africa
22-February-2017

Africa now joins Southeast Asia in hosting parasites partially resistant to the first-line antimalaria drug, artemisinin.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
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