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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
 
PolyU develops a new technique for rapid detection of drugs-of-abuse
23-March-2015

Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a new technique, named Wooden-tip Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (WT-ESI-MS), for rapid and reliable detection of four common drugs-of-abuse, including ketamine, methamphetamine, MDMA and cocaine.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 
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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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA
 
Mechanobiology provides insight into disease and healing processes*
18-March-2015

Researchers in Singapore are gaining further insight into how the mechanical environment of cells drives fundamental cellular processes such as motility, growth and survival. These processes are integral to many clinical challenges, from cancer prognosis to wound healing and skin repair.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA
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