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Going to extremes to predict natural disasters
9-July-2017

A systematic approach to selecting and configuring statistical models improves predictions of extreme events.

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Contact: Carolyn Unck Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
Collagen controlling the thickness and juvenile state of skin
11-July-2017

Type XVII collagen (COL17) is found to regulate the proliferation of epidermal cells and therefore the thickness of juvenile and aged skin, suggesting COL17 can potentially be used for future anti-aging strategies.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
New biosynthetic pathway unique to pathogenic microorganisms
7-July-2017

Scientists have discovered a unique biosynthetic pathway for D-Glutamate, an important cell wall component in pathogenic bacteria, which could lead to the development of medicines and agricultural chemicals.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
Creating Awareness for Involvement in Building Maintenance Management
6-July-2017

Researchers at University of Malaya, Malaysia, are discussing the importance of building stakeholders in building maintenance management, including maintenance management team, building owners/clients, building occupants/users, and maintenance service providers.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: People
 
The Economic Consequences of the Arms Race: Military Spending is Harmful for Growth
5-July-2017

Military spending might boost business confidence in conflicting countries, but may also lower macroeconomic growth. In recent decades, Asian countries have allocated a huge amount to strengthen defense capacity and enforcement. However, expansion in military expenditure is harmful for economic growth, argue researchers in Malaysia.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Business
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