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Improving researchers’ abilities to forecast epidemics
8-March-2019

An annual influenza season forecasting challenge issued by the US Centers for Disease Control provides unique insight into epidemic forecasting, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
New species of malaria parasite found in long-tailed macaques [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
7-March-2019

Molecular analysis reveals that long-tailed macaques from Malaysian Borneo host a previously unidentified species of Plasmodium malaria parasite.

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Contact: Lo may chiun Institution: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Category: Science
 
Protected Areas hold hope for the endangered dhole
6-March-2019

Protected areas play an important role in sustaining dhole populations in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.

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Contact: Stephen sautner Institution: Wildlife Conservation Society Category: Culture
 
Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
6-March-2019

The ability of thermoelectric materials to convert heat into electricity has been more than doubled. This could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
HKUST Researchers Co-discover Novel Mechanism That Helps Delay Degradation of Injured Nerves
6-March-2019

A research team has discovered a new mechanism that could delay the degeneration of injured nerves, bringing new hope to the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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