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How Estrogen Shields Tumors From The Immune System

The female sex hormone contributes to tumor progression in the estrogen-negative cancers lacking hormone receptors.

COVID-19’s Shadow On Suicides

Researchers have found that COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in suicide rates in Japan, particularly among young working women.

Philippines’ Maya-2 Nanosatellite Takes Flight

The successful launch of the Maya-2 nanosatellite is set to further boost the Philippines' space ambitions and capacity for data-driven agricultural research.

Tackling Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Targeting a cytokine called IL-34 could help patients with a drug-resistant form of breast cancer known as triple negative breast cancer.

Tracking COVID-19 Through Wastewater

Researchers have suggested tracking the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in communities.

Taking Stock Of Poor HPV Vaccine Coverage In Japan

HPV vaccine hesitancy in Japan could result in 5,000 additional deaths from the disease, a study by Japan and Australia scientists suggests.

Hokkaido Researchers Break New Ice In Cryosphere Science

Researchers at the Institute of Low Temperature Science at Hokkaido University are uncovering secrets of the climate buried in ice cores.

Finding The Missing Link Between Pain And Depression

Chronic pain suppresses the brain's reward system, eventually leading to depression, say scientists in Japan.

Scientists In Japan Uncover New Dinosaur Species

The researchers have named the duck-billed dinosaur Kamuysaurus japonicus, or the deity of Japanese dinosaurs.

How Brainless Brittle Stars Move Their Limbs

The difference between five- and six-legged green brittle stars has helped scientists understand how the sea creatures coordinate movement without neural activity.