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Virus hijacks cell’s transportation system
1-September-2017

A deadly tick-borne virus uses the host neuron’s transportation system to move their RNA, resulting in the local reproduction of the virus and severe neurological symptoms.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
Equatorial jet in Venusian atmosphere discovered by Akatsuki
1-September-2017

Observations by Japan’s Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet’s atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called superrotation.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
PolyU discovers a newly emerged superbug -- hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae
31-August-2017

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause untreatable and fatal infections in relatively healthy individuals and will pose enormous threat to human health.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Medicine
 
UNIST Embarks on Developing Next-generation Artificial Intelligence
30-August-2017

South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has embarked on developing the next-generation artificial intelligence technology.

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Contact: JooHyeon Heo Institution: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) Category: Science
 
Helping corals to cope with pressure
28-August-2017

When faced with high salinity, the tiny plant cells within coral tissue alter their metabolites to better cope with stress.

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Contact: Carolyn Unck Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
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