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Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
6-March-2019

The ability of thermoelectric materials to convert heat into electricity has been more than doubled. This could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
HKUST Researchers Co-discover Novel Mechanism That Helps Delay Degradation of Injured Nerves
6-March-2019

A research team has discovered a new mechanism that could delay the degeneration of injured nerves, bringing new hope to the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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Contact: Lindy Wong Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
HKUST Researchers Discover Mutation Route That Helps Find New Therapeutic Lead for Deadly Brain Cancer Patients
6-March-2019

A research team consisting of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have uncovered the mutational mechanism of how a rare and deadly brain cancer –secondary glioblastoma (sGBM) – progresses from its less lethal type.

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Contact: Lindy Wong Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
 
More proactive policies, budget and resources needed for health professionals in Asia
5-March-2019

With a lack of financial budget, poor support system and an erosion of professional autonomy amongst Health Care Professionals (HCP)s in developing countries, urgent calls for provision of more university-based education programs with timely policies to speed up progress are needed across Asia’s entrenched medical system governance.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
 
Memory foam scaffold helps bone regenerate [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
5-March-2019

A new scaffold expands to fill in bone defects and encourage tissue growth.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
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