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Feeling the heat in cells
13-April-2017

New nano-sized sensors provide unprecedented data on how heat diffuses in and out of living cells.

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Contact: Michelle D'Antoni Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
 
Glowing report on plant hormone function
13-April-2017

A biological sensor can identify and quantify the activity of a little-known class of plant hormones, strigolactones.

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Contact: Michelle D'Antoni Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
PolyU develops Novel Semiconductor Nanofiber with Superb Charge Conductivity
13-April-2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel technology of embedding highly conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofiber. The novel composite so produced has superb charge conductivity, and can therefore be widely applied, especially in environmental arena.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
 
VLA, ALMA TEAM UP TO GIVE FIRST LOOK AT BIRTHPLACES OF MOST CURRENT STARS
12-April-2017

Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today’s stars were born. To do so, they used the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to look at distant galaxies seen as they were some 10 billion years ago.

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Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi Institution: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Category: Science
 
Low-fat dairy linked to lower tendency towards depression
12-April-2017

People who consume low-fat milk and yoghurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to researchers in Japan and China.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Medicine
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