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Levels of Serum Amyloid A in Bone Sarcomas Patients: Indicator of Tumor Malignancy?
19-June-2017

In a recent study published in Electrophoresis, University of Malaya’s researchers found significant correlation between increased levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) in patients with three different bone sarcomas: pleomorphic sarcoma (PS), osteosarcoma (OS) and chondrosarcoma (CS) and the different degrees of tumor malignancy in PS, OS and CS.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
 
Using sunlight to the max
18-June-2017

A floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification.

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Contact: Carolyn Unck Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
Reproducing a retinal disease on a chip
16-June-2017

A joint research team at Tohoku University, Japan, has recapitulated a pathological condition of retinal diseases on a chip.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Medicine
 
Skin Disease Caused by Sperm Cell Transmission of Keratin Mutation
16-June-2017

A Nagoya University research collaboration reveals the father–daughter inheritance of a mosaic skin disease as a sperm cell mutation causing a whole-body skin disorder: relevance to genetic counseling.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University Category: Medicine
 
Artificial tube feeding in older adults: a complex and challenging issue in Asia
16-June-2017

Researchers from University of Malaya uncover significant obstacles to appropriate feeding for older Asians with swallowing difficulty. These obstacles involved cultural attitudes, healthcare professional perceptions and knowledge and limitations of healthcare funding, resulting in a poorer outcome for older Asians with swallowing problems.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
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