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In what the authors are hailing as a “game - changer” in the realm of weight loss therapy, a major global study has demonstrated how an obesity drug can cut significant body weight from many of those who take it. Originally developed to treat diabetes, the drug in question works by taking control of the body’s appetite regulation system, with one third of the study recipients cutting more than one fifth of their body weight through weekly injections combined with conventional weight - loss programs.
​Unbalanced cell division offers a new target for treating baldness
Reprogrammed skin cells restore motor function in stroke-affected mice
​Sugar in diet found to double fat production in liver
​Skin cells used to produce first complete model of early human embryo
Owing to the many different ways atoms can be arranged within the material, ice can exist in many more forms than what’s known as ice I, the type we’re all familiar with. Scientists have actually categorized 18 different types of the material, each with its own unique crystalline structure, and now have added another, called ice XIX, to the list.
​New magnetic rocket thruster concept could propel astronauts to Mars
​Liquid glass discovered as new state of matter-445-08012021
Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants
Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way
To the envy of us humans, limb regeneration is common to certain groups of animals. But while it’s normally a leg here or a tail there, scientists have now discovered one of the most extreme examples ever found – sea slugs that voluntarily detach their own heads and then regrow an entire body from it.
​Genetically-manipulated male mosquitoes could eliminate females
​Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
Grey seals discovered clapping underwater to communicate
​Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when they know there'll be shrimp for dinner
A quantum internet would be much faster and more secure than the one you’re using right this second – and now such a network may be one step closer to reality. Scientists have used quantum teleportation to send information over long distances, with a higher fidelity than ever before.
​Biological and artificial neurons connect and communicate online
Improving AI's ability to identify students who need help
​Artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers are fully programmable
Be careful where you charge your phone: Hackers can now access your handset...
Those purple corn chips you see in the store aren't just a gimmick – the corn's purple pigment actually has health benefits. Researchers have now devised a method of extracting more of it from the usually discarded cob, for a variety of uses.
​Computer models add sizzle to cultivated meat alternatives
​New analytical tech could make for better beers
​Self-deleting genes promise risk-free genetic engineering of mosquitoes-50...
​Synthetic tick-spit protein may save lives
New research from an international team of scientists has demonstrated how odors evoke memories in the brain, in ways stronger than other senses. Using neuroimaging and intracranial electrophysiology, the research shows how olfactory pathways communicate directly with the hippocampus.
​Waste plastic could be spun into eco-friendly clothing
World's largest hydrogen "green steel" plant to open in Sweden by 2024-519
​Trash trap gets to work removing plastic waste from Vietnam's Red River
​Copper cube reactor converts carbon monoxide into acetic acid
Through experimentation with a newly created type of material, scientists in Russia have landed on a battery design with a number of promising performance benefits, in particular an ability to offer triple the capacity of today's solutions. The breakthrough comes from replacing the material used for one of the battery's electrodes with hollowed out nanospheres that enable the device to not only hold more charge, but remain stable over an impressive period of time.
​Tooth-filling-like material keeps double-density lithium battery stable
​Transparent solar cells don't steal light from greenhouse crops
​Fully foldable solar cell bends in half without breaking-420
​Lead-based anode for lithium batteries doubles energy storage capacity-445
Taking inspiration from the way sea cucumbers can strengthen their exterior when in danger, scientists in Germany have developed a novel wafer-thin paper material that can transition from firm to soft via an electrical switch. The researchers envisage a number of uses for their creation, including adaptive damping materials that harden when subjected to heavy loads.
​Conductive cellulose threads form fabrics that produce electricity
​Novel bone-inspired material grows stronger with vibration_516
​Fruit n' veg film designed to detect pesticide residue_290
​Scientists engineer stronger road material using recycled face masks
Judging how ripe a piece of fruit is can be a frustrating process for everyone from farmers to shoppers. Now, researchers at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) in Japan have developed a new high-tech way to check, without touching or damaging soft fruit like mangoes. All it takes is a laser and some plasma shockwaves.
​Ground-penetrating radar may be an easier alternative to soil sampling
​Newly discovered plant gene could boost phosphorus intake
​Exercise prevents onset of liver cancer in high-risk mice
​Genetically-engineered corn grows better in cold climates
The 2019 North American outbreak of E. coli contamination in romaine lettuce doubtless got many people thinking about how to most effectively wash their leafy veggies. Well, a new study suggests that using ultrasonic water may be the best way to go.
​Consumers may be wasting more than twice as much food as commonly believed
Five things to know about egg freezing
New study provides criteria for good infant sleep for the first time
​Qantas completes record-breaking 19-hour ultra long-haul flight

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  • The NA Chairwoman - Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan - hosted a reception in Hanoi on Jan 29 for Mr Tsutomu Takebe, the special advisor to Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, who confirmed his continued contributions to developing 2 countries’ relations
  • The National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has complimented Vietnam’s U23 football team – the runner-up of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship (AFC), on their excellent performance and historical achievements at the continental spo
  • Vietnam U23 welcomed home: State PM Phuc welcomed in Hanoi on January 28 U23 Vietnam – the runner - up of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship - AFC in China, praising their excellent performance and achievements at the continental tournament
  • U23 Vietnamese football team’s return wows the foreign press: the impressive performances of the red - shirts have left a mark on the international media, as well as on the hearts of millions of football fans not only in Vietnam but all over the region
  • The Asian Football Confederation has an article praising Vietnam’s final game in Changzhou, China; it said the match at the final round wrapped up Vietnam’s memorable journey but it will live forever in the memory of fans in this Southeast Asian country