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Vol 24, No. 06, June 2020
ASIA-PACIFIC
Regulating Mechanisms of the Biological Clock to Help Those with Sleep Disorders

Study by Duke-NUS Medical School discovers the role PER2 protein plays as a central mechanism controlling the speed of the circadian clock.

Autism-Associated Circular RNA Regulatory Networks

Researchers from the Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, provide a framework for assessing the involvement of circular RNA in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Eliminating Drug Side Effects by Manipulation of Molecular Asymmetry

Scientists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have developed a novel technique that can produce pure therapeutic drugs without the associated side effects.

Novel Anti-Phage Defence Mechanism in Bacteria

Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, have discovered a new anti-phage defence mechanism found in some bacteria, which uses previously unknown features to protect their DNA.

Novel Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers from the Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI) announce the discovery of increase specific expression of Ube2h gene in blood of Alzheimer's Disease patients.

Exploring Immunotherapy of COVID-19 using "personal" Immune Cells

Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School explore the potential use of an individual's immune cells for therapy against infectious disease.

Sea Urchins make a Comeback as a Model for Developmental Biology

Using CRISPR technology, researchers at the University of Tsukuba creates albino sea urchins for hope that it would be brought back to the forefront of studies in developmental biology.

Paper-Based Device for Detecting Lithium Ion Concentration in Blood

Research team from the Hokkaido University developed this device that is able to easily and cheaply measure lithium ion concentration in blood.

Proposed Molecular Mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Immunologists in Japan propose that massive release of proinflammatory cytokines lead to the development of COVID-19 in patients.

Revolutionary Two-Photon Microscopy System for Retinal Imaging

Team of scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology developed an adaptive optics two-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy for retinal imaging.

REST OF THE WORLD
Therapeutic Targets for Prevention of Cancer-Associated Muscle Loss

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have identified a key cell signalling pathway that drives the devastating muscle loss, or cachexia, suffered by many cancer patients.

Designing an Antibody to Identify Pathogens of Alzheimer's Disease

Combined team from the University of Cambridge, University College London and Lund University, developed a way to design an antibody to identify toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells.

Newly Developed Method for Minimally Invasive Cell Sampling

Team led by Northwestern Engineering faculty developed a minimally invasive method called localized electroporation to sample cells.

Reproducibility Issues with Psychological Meta-Analyses

Researchers analyse 33 meta-analysis articles in the field of psychology to understand the difficulty in reproducibility of psychology studies.

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news Proteona leads international consortium to develop SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody to help vulnerable immunocompromised individuals
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