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How Whip-like Cell Appendages Promote Bodily Fluid Flow
18-August-2017

Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents the accumulation of this fluid, which otherwise leads to swelling of the head as found in the condition hydrocephalus.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University
 
Allergies: cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits finally explained
18-August-2017

Teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, and researchers from the Institut Pasteur, AP-HP, and AP-HM have identified the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits, paving the way for the development of novel allergy diagnostic tests.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
18-August-2017

Researchers hope an artificial womb used to incubate healthy baby lambs can be used in future technology for premature babies.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University
 
Mortality of Elder Abuse in Malaysia: findings from the Prevent Elder Abuse and negleCt initiativE (PEACE)
8-August-2017

In Malaysia, research into elder abuse and neglect (EAN) has indicated a link between abuse and premature death, with pattern differences between males and females. Financial abuse is found to be more common than other subtypes (physical, psychological, sexual and neglect), and comprises the group with the largest percentage of mortality.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya
 
Countering atopic dermatitis immune reactions
4-August-2017

A protein which protects the fetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
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