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Blood donor centre opens at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1-September-2014

Further strengthening its collaboration with the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS), Hospital Authority (HA), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Nursing has set up an on-campus blood donor centre, offering blood donation services to university students, staff, as well as the general public.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 
Protein glue shows potential for use with biomaterials
27-August-2014

A paper published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials have shown that a synthetic protein called AGMA1 has the potential to promote the adhesion of brain cells in a laboratory setting. It is also cheaper and easier to produce on a large scale. This could help overcome a major challenge in nerve tissue engineering.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science
 
Carbon nanotubes and near-infrared lasers promise a cost effective solution for cell membrane manipulation
15-August-2014

Japanese researchers have developed a new, targeted method for perforating cell membranes in order to deliver drugs to, or manipulate the genes of, individual cells. The paper is published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science
 
Biology of Love at First Sight: Waseda research explains the mechanism of "Cupid's arrow"
14-August-2014

Waseda university researchers have identified certain chemicals in the brain which regulate downstream reproductive hormones of males.

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Contact: Waseda University Institution: Waseda University
 
Can probiotics reduce the severity of C. difficile infections?
6-August-2014

Probiotics have shown promise for treating patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. However, their safety and quality control requires further study – especially in immunocompromised patients, concludes a review paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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