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The compounds that keep plants fresh [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
14-February-2019

Controlling plant pore openings could help boost drought tolerance in live plants and extend the freshness of bouquets of cut flowers, thanks to an unusual research approach.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Increasing gender equality in an evolving democracy [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
13-February-2019

Researchers on the ground in Myanmar are investigating how women can get more involved in policymaking to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met as the nation embraces democracy.

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Contact: Edgard Rodriguez Institution: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Category: People
 
Mapping historical changes in dark matter [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
12-February-2019

Images of more than ten million galaxies are helping physicists map dark matter, revealing clues about how the universe behaves.

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Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi Institution: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Category: Science
 
Trouble on the surface begins with a wave of tiny bubbles
12-February-2019

Rapid-fire photography reveals how even a nanoscale amount of surface roughness can unleash microbubbles that may interfere with coating technology.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
 
Lactate triggers genes that modify brain activity
12-February-2019

Study illustrates the links between brain energy metabolism and neuronal activity.

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