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Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak
25-August-2017

Hokkaido University scientists have developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecasted that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: People
 
New wrapping material enables high quality bioimaging
25-August-2017

A nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Technology
 
New therapeutic antibody for dog cancers
25-August-2017

Scientists have developed a new chimeric antibody that suppresses malignant cancers in dogs, showing promise for safe and effective treatment of intractable cancers.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
HKBU clinical observation finds efficacy rate of over 70% in Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure
24-August-2017

The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical observation on Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure (CRF).

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: Medicine
 
Next-generation drug testing on chips
24-August-2017

Improvements to tiny body-on-a-chip devices could lead to next-generation pre-clinical testing of drug toxicity.

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Contact: Izumi Mindy Takamiya Institution: Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University Category: Medicine
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