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 2021-12-07 23:54 

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CityU physicists discovered special transverse sound wave...

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) discovered a new type of sound wave: the airborne sound wave vibrates transversely and carries both spin and orbital angular momentum like light does. The findings shattered scientists' previous ...

 2021-10-08 23:38 

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A new method for predicting the response of ecosystems to marine heatwaves developed by international collaboration...

Marine heatwaves, driven by climate change, are becoming more frequent and intense worldwide. Although we know that heatwaves kill marine organisms and have devastating effects on ecosystems, there is currently no way to predict these effects or help ecos...

 2021-07-22 04:00 

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HKU scientists harness the naturally abundant CRISPR-Cas system to edit superbugs with the hope of treating infections caused by drug resistant pathogens...

A joint research team from the University of Hong Kong reported the development of a transferrable and integrative type I CRISPR-based platform that can efficiently edit the diverse clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a superbug capable of infect...

 2021-07-16 04:00 

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Study finds vaccine hesitancy lower in poorer countries...

New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%). The study provides one of the first insights int...

 2021-07-15 04:00 

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Tracking COVID-19 across Europe...

According to the World Health Organization, a third wave of COVID infections is now all but inevitable in Europe. A COVID tracker developed by IIASA researcher Asjad Naqvi, aims to identify, collect, and collate various official regional datasets for Euro...

 2021-07-12 04:00 

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HKU ecologists develop a novel forensic tool for detecting laundering of critically endangered cockatoos...

Ecologists at the University of Hong Kong have applied stable isotope techniques to determine whether birds in the pet trade are captive or wild-caught, a key piece of evidence required in many cases to determine whether a trade is legal or not. They have...

 2021-07-12 04:00 

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Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs...

Australia's coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world costs of around 23 billion US dollar a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is according to calculations just published by researchers at the Kiel Institute for the World Econo...

 2021-07-08 04:00 

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Study of indigenous language education in Russia leads to intercontinental collaboration...

The rationale for the research is in the fact that despite the high number of recognized Indigenous groups who are struggling to maintain their languages, cultures, and identities in Russia, there is little research done on the matters of cultural and lin...

 2021-07-07 04:00 

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Ancient Islamic tombs cluster like galaxies...

Sudanese Islamic burial sites are distributed according to large-scale environmental factors and small-scale social factors, creating a galaxy-like distribution pattern, according to a study published July 7, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by St...

 2021-06-29 04:00 

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New components for antisense gene therapy show promise in treating spinal muscular atrophy...

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Russia and the UK investigated the safety and efficacy of new chemistry in antisense oligonucleotides used to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a debilitating genetic disease.The new findings will help dev...

 2021-06-24 04:00 

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Russian forests are crucial to global climate mitigation...

Russia is the world's largest forest country. Being home to more than a fifth of forests globally, the country's forests and forestry have enormous potential to contribute to making a global impact in terms of climate mitigation. A new study by II...

 2021-06-23 04:00 

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Influence of land use on soil erosion in European Russia for the last 30 years...

Research Associate Artyom Gusarov studied a vast array of erosion data to make a general takeaway that soil erosion and river sediment load in the aforementioned region has significantly decreased throughout the post-Soviet period....

 2021-06-22 04:00 

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Patents help build a global map of new space industry...

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Russia and Serbia have reviewed almost a thousand patents held by some 200 organizations involved in the new space economy. The analysis helped draw a comprehensive picture of technology trends in the field....

 2021-06-16 04:00 

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ST-segment depression in leads I and aVL: Artifactual or pathophysiological findings?...

In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2021.0013, Sharen Lee, Gary Tse, Xin Wang, Adrian Baranchuk and Tong Liu from Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology, Hong Kong, China, Second Hospit...

 2021-06-10 04:00 

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Discovery of ray sperms' unique swimming motion and demonstration with bio-inspired robot...

It is generally agreed that sperms 'swim' by beating or rotating their soft tails. However, a research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered that ray sperms move by rotating both the tail and the head. The...

 2021-06-08 04:00 

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HKUST-Beijing Tiantan Hospital researchers discover a new cause for the cerebral cavernous malformation...

Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have recently uncovered a new gene mutation responsible for the non-familial patients of cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) -- a brain vascular dis...

 2021-06-08 04:00 

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CityU scientists make a breakthrough towards solving the structural mystery of glass...

The detailed structure of glass has always been a major mystery in science. A research team co-led by scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully discovered that the amorphous and crystalline metallic glass have the same structural...

 2021-06-07 04:00 

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Paleontologists for the first time discover the pierced skull of a Pleistocene cave bear...

Ural (Russia) paleontologists were fortunate enough to discover pierced skull of a Pleistocene small cave bear. It was found at Imanay Cave. It is the largest deposit of the remains of a small cave bear in the world....

 2021-06-07 04:00 

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UEFA EURO forecast: France will be European Champion...

After winning the FIFA World Cup, France could also win the European Football Championship - this is the conclusion of researchers from the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Ghent (Belgium), the Technical Universities of Dortmund and Munich (Germany...

 2021-06-07 04:00 

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Lead halide perovskites -- a horse of a different color...

In a joint experimental and theoretical effort between Lund University (Sweden), the Russian Academy of Science (Russia), and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden at Technische Universitt Dresden (Germany), researchers developed a novel spectrosco...

 2021-06-04 04:00 

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Don't like your greens? Blame it on Brassica domestication...

Delicious to some, but a bitter bane to others' taste buds, vegetables like broccoli rabe, bok choy and turnips are a dinner staple -- and picky eater conflict -- around the world. It all likely started in the mountains near present-day Afghanistan, w...

 2021-06-03 04:00 

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Stone Age raves to the beat of elk tooth rattles?...

In the Stone Age, some 8,000 years ago, people danced often and in a psychedelic way. This is a conclusion drawn from elk teeth discovered in the Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov burial site in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, whose wear marks and location in the gr...

 2021-05-28 04:00 

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Detecting skin disorders based on tissue stiffness with a soft sensing device...

A research team co-led by a scientist from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has designed a simple electromechanical device that can be used for deep tissue pathology diagnosis, such as psoriasis, in an automated and non-invasive fashion. The findings ...

 2021-05-20 04:00 

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Skoltech team completes a large-scale study into the role of RNA maturation for organ development...

Researchers from Russia and Germany have created a genome-wide atlas of developmental alternative splicing changes of seven organs in six mammal species and chicken....

 2021-05-18 04:00 

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Iran's groundwater depletion is reaching crisis levels, warn Concordia researchers...

More than three quarters of Iran's land is under extreme groundwater overdraft, where the rate of human uptake is higher than the rate of natural recharge. This is according to a new study led by Concordia researchers published in the Nature journal S...

 2021-05-13 04:00 

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Tests of bitumen pave way to rational approaches in road building...

The research team hopes that non-oxidized bitumen can become another popular product obtained from heavy oil in Russia....

 2021-05-12 04:00 

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Scaling down Ionic Transistors to the ultimate limit...

Researchers led by Professor Xiang Zhang of the University of Hong Kong have developed an atomic-scale ion transistor based on electrically gated graphene channels of around 3 angstrom width which demonstrated highly selective ion transport. They also fou...

 2021-05-05 04:00 

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Research confirms trawl ban substantially increases the abundance of marine organisms...

Biodiversity is of crucial importance to the marine ecosystem. The prohibition of trawling activities in the Hong Kong marine environment for two and a half years has significantly improved biodiversity, an inter-university study led by City University of...

 2021-05-05 04:00 

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Scientists find a new anti-hepatic fibrosis drug target...

Scientists from Russia and Italy studied a new axis of the pathway that prevents the development of liver fibrosis. The role of GILZ protein in curbing the disease progression was shown in a study using mice models and confirmed by clinical data. These fi...

 2021-05-04 04:00 

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New protocol makes Bitcoin transactions more secure and faster than Lightning...

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are becoming increasingly popular. Transactions are usually anonymous, fast and inexpensive. But in certain situations, fraud is possible, users can discover information about other users that should be kept secret, and somet...

 2021-04-30 04:00 

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Illnesses of controversial celebrities can negatively affect public health...

In a study of people's reactions to radio host Rush Limbaugh's announcement of a lung cancer diagnosis and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's announcement of a diagnosis of COVID-19, researchers at Penn State found that those who took pleasure in their...

 2021-04-28 04:00 

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HKUST develops a novel raman spectroscopy platform to characterize IDPs in dilute solution...

A research team led by Prof. HUANG Jinqing, Assistant Professor of Department of Chemistry at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has developed optical tweezers-coupled Raman spectroscopy that can directly probe the structural feat...

 2021-04-27 04:00 

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After Brexit: Somewhat changed cooperation in the Council of the European Union...

In the Council of the European Union, member states mostly cooperate with other countries in their geographical proximity. However, once it became clear that the United Kingdom was going to leave the EU, the member states also started cooperating to a gre...

 2021-04-27 04:00 

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Study of oak forests of European Russia elucidates climate change in the region...

Steppe oak forests are unique ecotonic communities of great floristic diversity and conservation value; in addition, they are simply gorgeous, so the authors chose these communities to start with. This type of community is quite rare for the territory of ...

 2021-04-27 04:00 

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New chemical tool that sheds light on how proteins recognise and interact with each other...

A research group led by Professor Xiang David LI from the Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, has developed a novel chemical tool for elucidating protein interaction networks in cells. This tool not only facilitates the identification of...

 2021-04-23 04:00 

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US and Iranian researchers collaborate on Lake Urmia restoration...

Lake Urmia -- a massive salt lake in Iran's northwest and a sister to Utah's Great Salt Lake -- has lost nearly 95 percent of its volume over the last two decades. Researchers from Utah and Iran are working together to better understand how the ch...

 2021-04-19 04:00 

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Russian scientists discover a new gene regulation mechanism...

A team of scientists from Russia studied the role of double-stranded fragments of the maturing RNA and showed that the interaction between distant parts of the RNA can regulate gene expression....

 2021-04-16 04:00 

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Highly dense urban areas are not more vulnerable to COVID-19, researchers say...

A person who owns a car or who has a college education may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, according to an analysis of cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicenters of the pandemic. While such variables do not inherently lower a person's risk, th...

 2021-04-15 04:00 

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Tracking the progress of fusion power through 60 years of neutral particle analysis...

A review paper published in EPJ H examines the 6-decade history of neutral particle analysis (NPA), developed in Ioffe Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia a vital diagnostic tool used in magnetic plasma confinement devices such as tokamaks that will house...

 2021-04-12 04:00 

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World's first study to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions from Chinese inland waters...

As a primary greenhouse gas that drives global climate change, carbon dioxide emissions from inland waters play a key role in assessing the global carbon cycle. Researchers at the University of Hong Kong, together with global collaborators, have for the f...

 2021-04-12 04:00 

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Bioactive implant coatings resistant to most bacterial strains are obtained in Russia...

Young scientists from NUST MISIS have presented multilayer antibacterial coatings with a prolonged effect and a universal spectrum of action. The coating is based on modified titanium oxide and several antiseptic components. The coatings can be used in mo...

 2021-04-08 04:00 

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New study explains Mycobacterium tuberculosis high resistance to drugs and immunity...

A consortium of researchers from Russia, Belarus, Japan, Germany, and France led by a Skoltech scientist have uncovered the way in which Mycobacterium tuberculosis survives in iron-deficient conditions by utilizing rubredoxin B, a protein from a rubredoxi...

 2021-04-06 04:00 

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US trade sanctions justified response to human rights abuses in China, law expert argues...

International trade law expert Raj Bhala argues in two new studies that US trade sanctions against China are appropriate responses to Uyghur genocide, Hong Kong violations; should continue...

 2021-04-06 04:00 

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Researchers find a connection between Trump's tweets and the exchange rate of the rouble...

Tweets about Russia by Donald Trump during his presidency caused short but noticeable depreciations of the rouble. Meanwhile, the introduction of new sanctions, upon which the president did not comment, had no such effect. This was the finding of a group ...

 2021-04-05 04:00 

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Skoltech team used mass spectrometry to study composition of meteorites...

Scientists from Russia and Germany studied the molecular composition of carbonaceous chondrites - the insoluble organic matter of the Murchison and Allende meteorites - in an attempt to identify their origin....

 2021-04-02 04:00 

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Radicalization to extremist ideologies is often triggered by negative life events...

A new study based on the personal accounts of former white supremacists and Islamic extremists describes what leads people to join extremist groups and, at least in some cases, leave these groups and their radical ideologies. Findings include the observat...

 2021-04-01 04:00 

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HKBU-led research reveals hyocholic acids are promising agents for diabetes prediction and treatment...

A series of studies led by researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have revealed that hyocholic acid and its derivatives (collectively known as HCAs), a component of bile acids that facilitate fat digestion, are a promising risk indicator of ...

 2021-04-01 04:00 

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2D materials for conducting hole currents from grain boundaries in perovskite solar cells...

Grain boundaries (GBs) in perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have been found to be detrimental to the device performance. Scientists in Hong Kong developed a unique approach by modifying the perovskite GBs with flakes of high-mobility 2-D materials, which can ...

 2021-04-01 04:00 

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African elephants' range is just 17% of what it could be, study finds...

A study reported in the journal Current Biology on April 1 has both good news and bad news for the future of African elephants. While about 18 million square kilometers of Africa--an area bigger than the whole of Russia--still has suitable habitat for ele...

 2021-03-31 04:00 

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Scientists from Russia and Germany measured how the brain learn new words...

Researchers from Germany and Russia developed new method to understand how the brain builds associations between previously unrelated words. Method can help patients in disorders of consciousness....

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