Category Archives: Research News

Computer models combat malaria

A new malaria metabolic model may uncover better ways to treat a highly deadly disease. As one of the world’s deadliest pathogens, Plasmodium spreads relentlessly from host to host. But…

Painkillers Taken During Pregnancy Could Affect Baby’s Fertility

Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. The study identifies that these drugs may also affect the fertility of future…

Hurricane Harvey: Dutch-Texan research shows most fatalities occurred outside flood zones

A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey,

Orchids protect the skin [Asia Research News 2018 feature

An orchid-based skincare product could protect skin from the sun’s aging effects.  Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University have patented a formula, based on compounds present in two types of…

Shielding oxygen production to keep hydrogen coming

A porous cerium-based coating boosts the durability of oxygen-forming catalysts while maintaining their inherent water-splitting activity. The efficiency of separating hydrogen and oxygen from water could be boosted using cost-effective…

Breakthrough Cancer Technology, First to Cross Blood-Brain Barrier, Fights Glioblastoma Cells Directly

In fighting the deadliest form of brain cancer, Glioblastoma, cancer specialists have been extremely frustrated by the inability of anticancer drugs to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Now, for the…

A graphene roll-out

Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.–MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. The…

Spectacle lens designed by PolyU slows myopic progression by 60%

A specially designed spectacle lens developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60% in participating children, and 21.5% of them…

Revisiting existing drugs finds molecules that control body clocks

Discovery of an anti-aging supplement that reduces jet lag in mice. Using drug repurposing, a team of researchers led by animal biologists at Nagoya University has discovered compounds that can…

Global first determination of crystal structure of gastric proton pump

Nagoya University-centered researchers first in world to determine crystal structure of gastric proton pump responsible for gastric acid secretion. Nagoya, Japan – The highly acidic environment in the stomach is…