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Global first determination of crystal structure of gastric proton pump
17-April-2018

Nagoya University-centered researchers first in world to determine crystal structure of gastric proton pump responsible for gastric acid secretion.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University Category: Medicine
 
Infertility mechanism in males identified [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
16-April-2018

Large doses of a sperm protein that is ineffective in infertile males can be injected directly into eggs to kick-start fertilization, giving couples hope of conceiving.

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Contact: Abdel Magid Hamouda Institution: Qatar University Category: Medicine
 
Innate immune adaptor TRIF confers neuroprotection in ALS mice by eliminating abnormal glial cells
16-April-2018

Researchers led by Nagoya University have revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF significantly shortened survival time of ALS mice. This study uncoves the new roles of innate immunity in ALS pathomechanism and provides a clue to develop a new therapeutic approach for protecting ALS motor neurons.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University Category: Science
 
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
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