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PolyU study reveals minimalist shoes increase leg and foot muscles

In a recent study conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Harvard Medical School, running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume, indicating its potential application in rehabilitation programme.

 
Traffic noise reduces wild owls’ foraging efficiency

A team of researchers has found that traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent. The team’s world-first study examined how different levels of such noise affect the hunting efficiency of these nocturnal predators, which employ a keen auditory sense to locate prey in the darkness.

 
Groundbreaking Study Sheds Light on Treating Cancer

The work by Prof. Tae-Hyuk Kwon (School of Natural Science) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea has presented a new cancer treatment that uses red lights to target and kill cancer cells alternatively without surgery.

 
A blue stoplight to prevent runaway photosynthesis

An international team including researchers in France and Japan, using the green alga Chlamydomonas as a model, found a switch that triggers the suppression mechanism to prevent runaway photosynthesis. The switch is a blue light photoreceptor protein called phototropin. The research has been published in the September 22 issue of Nature.

 
Balancing the Sacred and the Secular

Researchers from Singapore Management University, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading social and cultural geographers, study the complexities that surround a society’s religious spaces and practices.

 

 

 

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