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PolyU reveals high prevalence of bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in human, food and environmental samples
8-December-2017

Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have recently found that bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in human and various types of food and environmental samples collected from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Medicine
 
Indian’s ‘revolution’ inspired by Bolsheviks, spurred on by Britain plundering the Sub-Continent’s wealth, according to new academic article
8-December-2017

As Russia’s revolution celebrates its centenary, Dr Kalim Siddiqui draws comparisons with India’s push for independence.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: People
 
Marshmallow-like silicone gels successfully used as insulation in containers for cryopreserved embryos
7-December-2017

As the genetic modification of mice is increasingly used in medical and biological research.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
A risk factor for drug-induced skin disease identified
6-December-2017

Researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with the skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetic patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitory drugs.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
Controlling spin for memory storage
6-December-2017

Using computer simulations, researchers are learning how lasers might be used to switch how electrons spin within magnetic materials, making room for faster magnetic memory devices.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
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