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Bleach-induced transformation for humidity-durable air filters
26-June-2019

A molecule-trapping material that normally degrades in water remains stable after two years of humidity exposure when treated with a common skin bleach.

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Contact: Nari Kim Institution: DGIST(Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) Category: Technology
 
HKBU discovers mechanisms underlying early life stress and irritable bowel syndrome
25-June-2019

Researchers from the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University have found that the abnormal rise of a soluble protein called Nerve Growth Factor is a key factor linking early life stress to the development of irritable bowel syndrome.

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: Science
 
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration
21-June-2019

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have reported a new way in which the liver is primed to regenerate itself. They found that by stripping parts of the epigenome, which play a primary role in repressing “jumping genes” (i.e. transposable elements), other epigenetic marks were redistributed.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: Science
 
Fresh look at mysterious Nasca lines in Peru
20-June-2019

Using a taxonomic approach, scientists have re-identified the huge birds drawn on the desert plains of Peru as hermits or pelicans.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Culture
 
HKUST to lead Hong Kong’s Largest Research Project on Extreme Weather Prediction and Landslide Early Warning System by Using Artificial Intelligence
19-June-2019

An international and multidisciplinary research team led by Prof. Charles NG Wang-Wai will deliver an extreme weather and landslide warning system, which will increase the forecast lead time of heavy rainfall from three to six hours, giving the general public and responders more time to prepare for potential disasters.

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Contact: Lindy Wong Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
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