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Found 79 articles for May 2015.
Salt-tolerant herb rich in antioxidant compounds*

Researchers in Malaysia are exploring the link between antioxidant production in the herb purslane and the salinity of the soil where it grows. Their results suggest that salt-stressed purslane may be a potential source of bioactive compounds for commercial use.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Science
The true burden of tuberculosis*

Prisons are common settings for tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, yet screening and prevention services can be extremely limited. As the spread of drug-resistant TB increases, understanding and monitoring levels of the disease among vulnerable populations can minimise the delay of much-needed treatment.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
Biomedical sensors for disease detection made simple*

Researchers in Korea have succeeded in making a new protein detection platform using low-cost plastic and paper substrates. Their work could help reduce the cost and improve the accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis.

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Contact: Lan Yoon Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
Building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh*

Research teams are examining Bangladesh’s rural-tourban transformation in order to help the country move beyond low-skill jobs toward a high-skill economy.

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Contact: Kyle Brown Institution: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Category: People
Developing “greener” household products

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore is working with a Japanese multinational company to develop safer, anti-odour and anti-bacteria household products that eliminate the use of harmful biocides.

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