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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 Category: Medicine
 
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 Category: Medicine
 
HKUST Discovers New Technology to Capture Live Cell Images Opening New Possibilities to the Study of Cell Biology
18-August-2017

Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new generation of microscope, which not only could capture 3D live cell videos, but the resulted images are also of much higher quality, greatly enhancing the accuracy and the scope of research on cell biology.

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Contact: Etta Lai Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
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 Category: Medicine
 
Super-photostable fluorescent labeling agent for super-resolution microscopy
17-August-2017

~ A powerful tool for 3D and multicolor STED imaging of cellular ultrastructure ~

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Technology
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