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Tackling Preventable Blindness In SEA

Tackling Preventable Blindness In SEA

Research shows that half of all blindness in Asian children is avoidable, associated with vaccine preventable causes such as measles.

Bacterial Virulence Controlled By ‘Roll Of Dice’

Bacterial Virulence Controlled By ‘Roll Of Dice’

Whether or not a Streptococcus pneumoniae infection is harmful or benign seems to depend on a random, six-phase switch.

Steady Progress For Asian Universities In 2014 THE Rankings

Steady Progress For Asian Universities In 2014 THE Rankings

US and UK universities still dominate the top 10 of the Times Higher Education rankings, but Asian institutions continue to make significant gains.

Immune-Brain Interaction Links Stress To Depression

Immune-Brain Interaction Links Stress To Depression

The immune system, in particular a receptor called TLR4, could form the link between stress and depression.

Balancing Neuropeptides After A Stroke

Balancing Neuropeptides After A Stroke

Selectively blocking neuropeptides such as substance P could improve patient outcomes following a stroke.

Defective Immune System Causes IBS Pain

Defective Immune System Causes IBS Pain

A study shows that pain experienced by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients is linked to the defective production of opioid chemicals by immune cells.

Heparin Treatment Does Not Prevent Pregnancy Complications

Heparin Treatment Does Not Prevent Pregnancy Complications

Not only is heparin treatment expensive and painful, scientists now find that it is ineffective at preventing blood clotting complications in pregnant women.

Spatial Abilities Protected From Aging

Spatial Abilities Protected From Aging

Unlike cognitive abilities, the part of the brain associated with spatial skills appears to be preserved during the aging process.

Preterm Babies Catch Up By Twelve

Preterm Babies Catch Up By Twelve

Although being born pre-term affects cognitive abilities in babies, a study shows that they are able to catch up by age 12.

Shrinking Dinosaurs Evolved Into Flying Birds

Shrinking Dinosaurs Evolved Into Flying Birds

The dinosaurs that eventually evolved into birds stayed small to survive.