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Hong Kong’s first identified dinosaur-era vertebrate
1-April-2015

A ~147 million-year-old Jurassic-aged osteoglossoid osteoglossomorph fish Paralycoptera from outcrops at Lai Chi Chong has been described. This fossil represents the first dinosaur-era fish - as well as vertebrate - from Hong Kong to be identified.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: Science
 
Scientists map “unprecedented” urbanization in East-Southeast Asia
30-March-2015

Researchers have, for the first time, mapped the rapid urban expansion that has occurred across the whole of East-Southeast Asia in the last decade.

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Contact: Alison Hadley Institution: IOP Publishing Category: Business
 
Wrapping carbon nanotubes in polymers enhances their performance
30-March-2015

Scientists at Japan’s Kyushu University say polymer-wrapped carbon nanotubes hold much promise in biotechnology and energy applications. The paper was recently published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Science
 
A long-standing mystery in membrane traffic, the disassembly of a SNARE complex by NSF, was solved.
27-March-2015

KAIST researchers discovered that the protein N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) unravels a single SNARE complex using one round ATP turnover by tearing the complex with a single burst, contradicting a previous theory that it unwinds in a processive manner.

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Contact: Lan Yoon Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
 
Mutations taking place only in the brain identified as the cause of intractable epilepsy
23-March-2015

KAIST researchers have discovered that brain somatic mutations in the MTOR gene induce intractable epilepsy and suggest a precision medicine to treat epileptic seizures.

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Contact: Lan Yoon Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Category: Science
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