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Native leech preys on invasive slug?
21-July-2017

Citizen science has revealed the spread of the invasive giant slug Limax maximus and its potential native predator in Japan, providing new insights into predator-prey dynamics between introduced prey and native predators.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
President Tong joined students in service-learning in Kyrgyzstan and enhanced collaboration with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan
19-July-2017

Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU President joined a Service-Learning trip with students to Kyrgyzstan and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan today.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Culture
 
JAXA, Tohoku University and Hokkaido University on Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement on ISS/Kibo Microsatellite deployment Projects
19-July-2017

JAXA, Tohoku University and Hokkaido University have signed an agreement for microsatellites to be deployed from Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module onboard the International Space Station(ISS).

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Technology
 
From battery waste to electrochemical sensor
18-July-2017

Multiplex detection of antioxidants / food additives / preservatives in food samples is possible using our newly developed graphite-based nanocomposite electrochemical sensor from used alkaline battery. The chemical sensor not only leads to shorter analysis time but also is a greener chemistry innovation.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Science
 
Reprogramming iMacs — but not the kind you think
18-July-2017

A new method that leads to the formation of specialized tissue cells could improve the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Category: Medicine
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