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Simple, mass production of giant vesicles using a porous silicone material
30-October-2018

A technique to generate large amounts of giant vesicle (liposome) dispersion has been developed. The technique involves adsorbing a lipid into a silicone porous material resembling a "marshmallow-like gel" and then squeezing it out like a sponge by impregnating a buffer solution.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Opening up to cancer
29-October-2018

Nanomaterials that respond to cancer-specific stimuli show potential in the targeted delivery of treatments and imaging compounds, but many challenges remain.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Medicine
 
The economic value of Malaysia's medicinal plants [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
1-November-2018

Understanding the economic value of medicinal plants in Malaysia’s Bidayuh community could help develop a better conservation strategy.

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Contact: Lo may chiun Institution: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Category: Medicine
 
The game algorithm that could improve materials design [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
29-October-2018

A new algorithm could help scientists decide the best atomic structures for the materials they design.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Science
 
“Liquid-Biopsy” microRNA biomarkers to predict risk for diabetic kidney disease
26-October-2018

A recent study from the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India & University of Lyon, France – brings a new hope for using ‘liquid-biopsy’ exosomal microRNA biomarkers (miRNAs) from urine to predict risk for kidney disease in diabetes patients.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: Science
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