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Vol 24, No. 05, May 2020
ASIA-PACIFIC
Discovery of Protease Inhibitors hold Promise against COVID-19

Research team from at the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Academia Sinica screens viral protease inhibitor in a bid to develop a potential drug against COVID-19.

Nano-sensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore and Temasek Life Science Laboratory (TLL) have develop a new nanobionic approach to study plants.

Study Finds Underweight Patients with Diabetes have Increased Risk of Tuberculosis

New study nested in the long-running Singapore Chinese Health Study found that those who suffer from diabetes and are underweight have a much higher risk of active tuberculosis (TB).

Guide Developed for Remote Consultation for Suspected COVID-19 Patients

A team of researchers form the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and University of Oxford formulated a guide for primary healthcare workers for conducting remote consultations.

Scientific Challenges of Kimchi Fermentation

The World Institute of Kimchi (WiKim) announced the identification of the origin of lactic acid bacteria involved in the fermentation of kimchi and its characteristics of fermentation depending on the strain of lactic acid bacteria.

Increasing Charge Capacity of Lithium Batteries

Team of researchers based in Japan led by Naoaki Yabuuchi, professor at Yokohama National University, has developed a new electrode material to make lithium batteries cheaper and long-lasting with higher energy density.

Newly-discovered Small Mitochondrial Protein Essential for Energy Production

Study by researcher by Duke-NUS Medical School and collaborators found a small mitochondrial protein necessary for energy production and its malfunction could be responsible for a range of degenerative diseases.

Overcoming Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

An international research team, led by scientists from Mater Research - The University of Queensland, have discovered they can overcome chemotherapy resistance in an ovarian cancer subtype by using low doses of a drug which slows cell growth.

REST OF THE WORLD
Safety of Antibiotics for C-Section Mothers

The study by Dr Rami Sommerstein, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland, and colleagues form Swissnoso, The Swiss National Centre for Infection Control showed the safety of antibiotics given to mothers after umbilical cord clamping in C-section.

Early Screening of Colorectal Cancer based on Family History

Findings published online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) showed that almost all colorectal cancer patients could have been diagnosed earlier if they had been screened according to current family history.

Maternal Hypertensive Disorders may cause Mental Health Disorders in Children

A Finnish study found associations between hypertensive pregnancy disorders and childhood mental disorders.

Biofilm Formation and Hyper-infectivity of Cholera

Publications from the lab of microbiology Fitnat Yildiz reveal mechanisms to understand cholera biofilms and explains why it is so highly infectious.

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