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Vol 24, No. 10, October 2020
ASIA-PACIFIC
Non-neuronal Cell Control of Postnatal Brain Development

Animal model used by researchers from the University of Tsukuba identifies the mechanism of glial cells in brain development.

Development of New COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate ASD25X-RBD

Academia Sinica and Ascendo Biotechnology Company unveil ASD25X-RBD, a new COVID-19 vaccine candidate that protects against infection by preventing SARS-CoV-2 binding to the ACE2 cell receptor.

Synthetic Methanol-Absorbing Bacteria Could Help Combat Climate Change

Researchers from Academia Sinica in Taiwan have isolated a synthetic methylotrophic single strain of bacteria that absorbs methanol, has applications in reducing global warming, and can be further developed for commercial use in various industries.

Potential of using Artificial Intelligence in the Diagnosis of Autism

Research collaborated with a team from The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KIAST) and the Yonsei University College of Medicine leveraged on deep learning methods to diagnose autism.

From Bystanders to First Responders: How to Boost Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival

The survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims is highly dependent on receiving immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which requires bystander involvement. In Singapore, implementing multiple interventions has increased bystander CPR, improving survival rates for OHCA patients.

Lean Diabetic Phenotype Could Translate to Poorer Disease Outcomes

Researchers from the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) discover a lean diabetic phenotype in Asian patients with heart failure, who could suffer from more disease complications. Their new trial, ADOPT, aims to identify these individuals and test an intensive preventive treatment that could improve their outcomes.

SMART Researchers Find New Way to Make Bacteria More Sensitive to Antibiotics

Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) find that exposing bacteria to hydrogen sulfide can increase antimicrobial sensitivity and reverse antimicrobial resistance in bacterial that do not produce it.

Biomarker Linked to Prediction of Positive Response to Immunotherapy

Researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) discover a genetic marker that identifies patients of aggressive blood cancer likely to respond well to a novel immunotherapy treatment for natural-killer T-cell lymphoma.

Study Finds Liver Injury to be Common Among COVID-19 Patients

A study of over 1,000 COVID-19 patients conducted by the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) showed that around 20 percent of patients had liver injury and adverse clinical outcomes, prompting more cautious management of liver biochemistries.

Chimeric Vaccine Displays Broad Immune Responses against Multiple Influenza Strains

A novel chimeric influenza vaccine has been developed which has demonstrated strong cross-protective immune responses against various human and avian influenza viruses and subtypes in animal models.

REST OF THE WORLD
Revealing the Genome Sequence of Alexander Fleming's Original Penicillin-producing Mould

Researchers from Imperial College London, CABI and the University of Oxford have sequenced the genome of Fleming's original Penicillium strain using samples that were frozen alive more than 50 years ago.

Understanding Cellular Activity During Sleep

Team of researchers at the Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine demonstrate the mechanism of astrocytes in regulating sleep.

Shape-Shifting Liquid Crystals Created from 3D Printing

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering present a proof-of-concept for 3D printed liquid crystals by controlling the printing temperature.

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