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Investigating how chemicals behave in Russia's Baikal seals
28-March-2019

New research found that some man-made chemicals bind more easily to a key protein receptor in Russia's Baikal seals than it does in humans, in part because of the physical structure of the chemical.

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Contact: Ehime University Institution: Ehime University Category: Science
 
Prediciting the endgame in dengue [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
27-March-2019

A new model may help clinicians predict the possibility of death from severe dengue infection.

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Contact: Mohd Hafiz Mohd Hanafiah Institution: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Category: Science
 
PolyU develops electrostatically charged nanofiber for airborne filtration
27-March-2019

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has recently developed an electrostatically charged nanofiber filter with multiple separator layers, which can capture pollutant particles that are below 100 nm in diameter (covering the most common airborne nano-particles and viruses).

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
 
Artificial womb technology breaks its 4 minute mile
27-March-2019

A major advancement in pioneering technology based around the use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical and biotechnological breakthrough.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Medicine
 
How the brain ‘mentalizes’ cooperation
26-March-2019

Researchers identify a part of the brain that helps execute cooperative tasks.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
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