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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Finding the genes that turn on Japanese encephalitis

Investigators have identified the specific genes that become overactive as a result of nerve cell infection with Japanese encephalitis virus. The genes activate cell receptors and signaling proteins that attract immune cells ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Getting a new perspective on autism

Much-needed insight into raising young children with autism in Malaysia highlights the need to improve local research, awareness, acceptance and support services.

Oncology & Cancer

Novel cervical screening prgram: A woman's needs come first

A collaboration in Malaysia is piloting a novel cervical screening program that features the comfort of self-sampling and the ease of digital communication. Led by the University of Malaya in partnership with other universities, ...

Neuroscience

A new hope in treating neurodegenerative disease

Korean researchers have identified the inhibition of autophagy in microglia, brain immune cells. It is expected to help develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease which occur due to the inhibition of autophagy.

Oncology & Cancer

Killing tumours by targeting their viral DNA

Epstein-Barr virus infects more than 95 percent of people, usually without symptoms. But sometimes its persistence in cells can lead to tumour formation. Now, researchers from Hong Kong and the UK have developed a fluorescing, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

A researcher at University of Malaya, Malaysia, has developed a real-time method based on specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to detect dangerous bacteria causing foodborne diseases in raw chicken.

Overweight & Obesity

Walking football for active lifestyle among children

The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and do fewer physical or sports ...

Health

Web app for empowering men to undergo evidence-based screening

ScreenMen is a mobile web app that educates, motivates and empowers men to undergo evidence-based health screening. It was developed rigorously based on theories, evidence and needs assessment. It is currently undergoing ...

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