Bringing China's air quality to the World Health Organization's standards could help prevent three million deaths a year.
Irregularities to the protein-rich compartments in neurons may contribute to various brain disorders like autism and seizure, scientists say.
The National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore are first and third respectively in this year's rankings.
The combination of light-activated neuronal activity and enhanced G-protein signaling has been shown to help re-grow damaged axons in mice.
The similarities in appearance and function of gut microvilli and stereocilia could help scientists to identify mutations of genes that may cause digestive diseases.