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The photo that launched the world's largest galaxy survey [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
26-September-2018

The stunningly clear images of galaxies captured by a huge camera aboard the Subaru telescope in Hawaii began with a breath-taking photo of our nearest neighbour.

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Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi Institution: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Category: Science
 
To be or not to be a white blood cell, that is the question
26-September-2018

Japanese scientists have revealed a biological “switch” that influences whether an immature blood cell would develop into a red blood cell or a subtype of white blood cell called myeloid cells in response to infection or inflammation within the body.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Medicine
 
Trees’ species and age affect carbon emissions
25-September-2018

Climate change forecasts could improve by better understanding the variation in natural carbon emissions from different vegetation types.

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Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Science
 
Walking football for active lifestyle among children
24-September-2018

The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and do fewer physical or sports activities have been related to poor fitness level and excessive weight gain.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
 
ScreenMen: Empowering Men To Undergo Evidence-based Screening
21-September-2018

ScreenMen is a mobile web app that educates, motivates and empowers men to undergo evidence-based health screening. It was developed rigorously based on theories, evidence and needs assessment. It is currently undergoing a randomised controlled trial to determine its effectiveness in improving screening uptake in men.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Technology
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