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A long-standing mystery in membrane traffic, the disassembly of a SNARE complex by NSF, was solved.
27-March-2015

KAIST researchers discovered that the protein N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) unravels a single SNARE complex using one round ATP turnover by tearing the complex with a single burst, contradicting a previous theory that it unwinds in a processive manner.

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Contact: Lan Yoon Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
 
Mutations taking place only in the brain identified as the cause of intractable epilepsy
23-March-2015

KAIST researchers have discovered that brain somatic mutations in the MTOR gene induce intractable epilepsy and suggest a precision medicine to treat epileptic seizures.

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Contact: Lan Yoon Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
 
Optimising soft-optoelectronics materials through molecular engineering
23-March-2015

Molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to have specific properties, making the production of high-performance optoelectronic devices more efficient, according to a paper in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science
 
Misuse of Sustainability Concept May Lead to Even More Toxic Chemical Materials
20-March-2015

Replacement of toxic chemical components by non-toxic natural analogs is a popular approach in sustainable projects. The study carried out at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (Moscow) has shown that partial replacement of chemical compounds by their natural analogs may surprisingly lead to even more toxic products.

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Contact: Ananikov Laboratory Institution: Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
 
South-East Asian haze increases risk of respiratory mortality*
19-March-2015

Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia.

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