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HKUST Scientists Determine Atomic Structure of DNA Replication Machine to Make Groundbreaking Discovery of DNA Replication Mechanism
3-August-2018

A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have determined the three dimensional structure of the DNA replication machinery at atomic resolution for the first time in history.

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Contact: Lindy Wong Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
Abandoned farmlands enrich bird communities
3-August-2018

Joint press release by Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and Hokkaido University.

Abandoned farmlands hold potential for the preservation of wetland and grassland birds as rehabilitation zones.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Indonesian Sufism rejects radical Islam
2-August-2018

Certain aspects of an indigenous Sufi culture in Western Indonesia appear to protect it against radical Islamic ideology.

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Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: People
 
Fish reproduction: Two times a lady
2-August-2018

A DNA probing technique clarifies the mechanism behind clonal reproduction of female dojo loach fish, also providing insight into the ancestral origin of the clonal population.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Questioning conventional understanding of antifreeze proteins
1-August-2018

Scientists have discovered that an ice-binding protein (fcIBP) from the sea ice microalga does not fit in the conventional classification of ice-binding proteins, suggesting unknown mechanisms behind its antifreeze property. This finding could lead to a broader application of the antifreeze protein in food and medical industries.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
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