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Sugar withdrawal: Killing the Leishmania parasite [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
13-April-2018

Findings on how parasites cope with stress on a cellular level could aid the development of drugs that combat leishmaniasis, a tropical disease neglected by the pharmaceutical industry.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Medicine
 
Measuring the risks of extreme temperatures on public health
13-April-2018

Heat and cold waves affect people with certain health conditions differently, highlighting the need for tailored public service risk communication.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
HKBU School of Chinese Medicine launches territory’s first “Chinese Medical Formulae Images Database” for free worldwide access
13-April-2018

The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently launched the territory’s first “Chinese Medical Formulae Images Database” in collaboration with the University Library.

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: Medicine
 
Environment benefits from large middle class in some Asian countries [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
12-April-2018

A large middle class in Thailand and Indonesia is demanding more environmental protection; something not happening in other developing South-East Asian nations.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: People
 
Powering the bottom line
12-April-2018

A risk-based optimization scheme boosts confidence and profitability for future mixed-technology power plants.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
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