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Evolution of psychiatric disorders and human personality traits
7-September-2018

How and why human-unique characteristics such as highly social behavior, languages and complex culture have evolved is a long-standing question. A research team led by Tohoku University in Japan has revealed the evolution of a gene related to such human-unique psychiatric traits.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Artificial Synaptic Device Simulating the Function of Human Brain
7-September-2018

Korean researchers have developed a high-reliability artificial electronic synaptic device that simulates neurons and synapses. The finding is expected to be utilized in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and brain-like semiconductors.

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Contact: Jieun Choi Institution: DGIST(Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) Category: Science
 
Simple but Effective: Spontaneous Synthesis of Homogenous Polymer Networks
7-September-2018

Researchers at Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a spontaneous polymer network synthesis that allowed for the preparation of gels containing narrow molecular weight distribution polymers. The gel networks showed swelling properties that were responsive to temperature and solvent concentration.

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Contact: Sebastian Eifrid Institution: Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Why leaf-eating Asian monkeys do not have a sweet tooth
6-September-2018

Genetic study shows that Javan lutung monkeys have a poor sense of taste.

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Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins Institution: Springer Nature Category: Science
 
Protecting rice plants by exploiting their natural defences
5-September-2018

An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in natural control of this insect pest.

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Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Science
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