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New Possibility to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease with Licorice Extract
8-November-2017

Researchers in Korea newly found the mechanism of inhibition of dopamine neuronal cell death using licorice extract 'liquiritigenin'. It scientifically proves the possibility of treating degenerative brain diseases using natural materials.

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Contact: Jieun Choi Institution: DGIST(Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) Category: Medicine
 
Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin driving mechanism
7-November-2017

The actin and myosin complex (actomyosin) generates contraction force of a muscle utilizing the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis reaction. Many attempts have thus been made to explain the molecular origin of the actomyosin motility.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Simple statistics can be good enough
6-November-2017

Study of the mismatch between spatial environmental data and a commonly used statistical analysis suggests simpler statistics are sufficient in many cases.

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Contact: Carolyn Unck Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
Study: Air pollution battle is crucial to China’s public health
7-November-2017

China’s measures to improve air quality are working, but more stringent policies should be put in place to safeguard public health, a new study has shown.

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Contact: Alison Hadley Institution: IOP Publishing Category: Science
 
Briny pool bacteria can clean up and power up
6-November-2017

Promising electrochemical technologies for cleaning wastewater are boosted by discovery of extremophilic microbes in the Red Sea.

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Contact: Carolyn Unck Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
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