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Innate immune adaptor TRIF confers neuroprotection in ALS mice by eliminating abnormal glial cells
16-April-2018

Researchers led by Nagoya University have revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF significantly shortened survival time of ALS mice. This study uncoves the new roles of innate immunity in ALS pathomechanism and provides a clue to develop a new therapeutic approach for protecting ALS motor neurons.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Sugar withdrawal: Killing the Leishmania parasite [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
13-April-2018

Findings on how parasites cope with stress on a cellular level could aid the development of drugs that combat leishmaniasis, a tropical disease neglected by the pharmaceutical industry.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Medicine
 
Measuring the risks of extreme temperatures on public health
13-April-2018

Heat and cold waves affect people with certain health conditions differently, highlighting the need for tailored public service risk communication.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
HKBU School of Chinese Medicine launches territory’s first “Chinese Medical Formulae Images Database” for free worldwide access
13-April-2018

The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently launched the territory’s first “Chinese Medical Formulae Images Database” in collaboration with the University Library.

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: Medicine
 
Environment benefits from large middle class in some Asian countries [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
12-April-2018

A large middle class in Thailand and Indonesia is demanding more environmental protection; something not happening in other developing South-East Asian nations.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: People
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