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Vol 25, No. 02, February 2021
Microbes for Greener Wastewater Treatment

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new way to treat sewage that is much simpler, cheaper and greener than existing methods through a new strain of bacterium that can remove both nitrogen and phosphorous from sewage.

Treating Multi-drug Resistant Superbugs with Re-sensitized Antibiotics

Research team from the University of Hong Kong develop a method to repurpose an antirheumatic metallodrug to revive antibiotics to fight against antibiotic resistant superbugs.

Giving Industrial Waste Materials a New Lease of Life

Researchers from the Kanazawa University in Japan publish a fine-tuned method to repurpose waste matter from the paper industry as a lightweight automotive structural material.

Breakthrough Discovery of New Therapeutic Targets Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have identified new therapeutic targets for Alzheimer's disease by studying the patients' brain with a newly-developed methodology; opening up potential for new Alzheimer’s Disease drug development.

New Smart Window to Help in Energy Consumption in Buildings

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) have developed a liquid window panel that can simultaneously block the sun to regulate solar transmission, while trapping thermal heat that can be released through the day and night, helping to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

Understanding Mechanism of Cell Growth in Cancer

Team from Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore have discovered that a well-known signalling pathway helps cancers grow by blocking the pro-growth signals from a second major cancer pathway.

Targeting Bacteria using Customizable Hydrolytic Enzymes

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have developed a method to produce customisable engineered lysins that can be used to selectively kill bacteria of interest while leaving others unharmed.

Enhancing Marine Biodiversity of Eco-engineered Tiles

A joint-study led by a team of marine ecologists from City University of Hong Kong discovered that co-engineered tiles can increase habitat complexity on seawalls in Hong Kong, thereby effectively enhancing the marine biodiversity.

Motivational Robots to Help Improve Learning

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba find that praise delivered by robots and virtual agents improves offline learning.

Repurposing Anti-depressant Drug for Treatment of Childhood Cancer

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas discover possibility of a new treatment strategy of childhood sarcoma using common prescribed anti-depressant drug.

Hope for Vaccine Against Herpes Virus

Collaborative study by the University of Cincinnati, Northwestern University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln demonstrate potential of a new vaccine candidate against herpes virus.

Invasion of Malaria Parasites into Liver Cells

A new study led by Maria Manuel Mota, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal), now shows that malaria parasites secrete the protein EXP2 that is required for their entry into hepatocytes.

Blueprints for Cheaper Option to Single-molecule Microscopes

A team of scientists and students from the University of Sheffield has designed and built a specialist microscope, and shared the build instructions to help make this equipment available to many labs across the world.

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