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The Observation of Topologically Protected Magnetic Quasiparticles
26-June-2019

A team of researchers from Tohoku University, J-PARC, and Tokyo Institute of Technology conducted an in-depth study of magnetic quasiparticles called "triplons." The team conducted the study with a low-dimensional quantum magnet, Ba2CuSi2O6Cl2, using neutron inelastic scattering by AMATERAS at J-PARC.

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Contact: Tomoko Yokota Institution: Tohoku University Category: Technology
 
Bleach-induced transformation for humidity-durable air filters
26-June-2019

A molecule-trapping material that normally degrades in water remains stable after two years of humidity exposure when treated with a common skin bleach.

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Contact: Nari Kim Institution: DGIST(Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) Category: Technology
 
HKBU discovers mechanisms underlying early life stress and irritable bowel syndrome
25-June-2019

Researchers from the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University have found that the abnormal rise of a soluble protein called Nerve Growth Factor is a key factor linking early life stress to the development of irritable bowel syndrome.

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: Science
 
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration
21-June-2019

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have reported a new way in which the liver is primed to regenerate itself. They found that by stripping parts of the epigenome, which play a primary role in repressing “jumping genes” (i.e. transposable elements), other epigenetic marks were redistributed.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: Science
 
Fresh look at mysterious Nasca lines in Peru
20-June-2019

Using a taxonomic approach, scientists have re-identified the huge birds drawn on the desert plains of Peru as hermits or pelicans.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Culture
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