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Rats sniff out TB in children
9-April-2018

Research shows that rats can detect tuberculosis in children with higher accuracy than standard microscopy tests.

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Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins Institution: Springer Nature Category: Medicine
 
Discovery of compounds that keep plants fresh
9-April-2018

Controlling plant pore openings for drought tolerance and delay in leaf withering

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Why noise can enhance sensitivity to weak signals
5-April-2018

A team of Japanese researchers has discovered a new mechanism to explain stochastic resonance, in which sensitivity to weak signals is enhanced by noise. The finding is expected to help electronic devices become smaller and more energy-efficient.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
HKUST Researchers Discover the Genetic Contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease in the Chinese Population Offering Important Clues to the Development of Effective Diagnosis and Treatments
4-April-2018

A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has identified new Alzheimer’s disease (AD) genetic risk factors in the Chinese population.

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Contact: Alby Wan Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
 
HKUST Discovers New Antibiotics Resistance Mechanism, Paving the Way for Design of Antibiotics Against Superbug
4-April-2018

Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have identified for the first time the culprit behind the causing of broad-spectrum bacterial resistance to peptide antibiotics.

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Contact: Alby Wan Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
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