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Indonesia and the South China Sea : a two-fold strategy
While maintaining a neutral position, Indonesia’s approach to the South China Sea disputes is increasingly nuanced.
US-Malaysia relations : strategic imperatives over human rights
The decision by the US to upgrade Malaysia’s ranking on its list of illegal human trafficking centres would ease the establishment of the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) trade pact. It shows the primacy of larger strategic ...
The transcriptional stress response of candida albicans to weak organic acids
Candida albicans is the most important fungal pathogen of humans, causing severe infections, especially in nosocomial and immunocompromised settings. However, it is also the most prevalent fungus of the normal human ...
Tetratricopeptide repeat domain 9A negatively regulates estrogen receptor alpha activity
Tetratricopeptide repeat domain 9A (TTC9A) is a target gene of estrogen and progesterone. It is over-expressed in breast cancer. However, little is known about the physiological function of TTC9A. The objectives of this ...
Infection of male rats with Toxoplasma gondii results in enhanced delay aversion and neural changes in the nucleus accumbens core
Rats infected with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii exhibit reduced avoidance of predator odours. This behavioural change is likely to increase transmission of the parasite from rats to cats. Here, we show that ...
Two finite-difference time-domain methods incorporated with memristor
Two finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) methods incorporated with memristor are presented. The update equations are derived based on Maxwell’s equations, and the physical model is given by Hewlett-Packard (HP) lab. The ...
Membrane-Active Sequences within gp41 Membrane Proximal External Region (MPER) Modulate MPER-Containing Peptidyl Fusion Inhibitor Activity and the Biosynthesis of HIV-1 Structural Proteins
The membrane proximal external region (MPER) is a highly conserved membrane-active region located at the juxtamembrane positions within class I viral fusion glycoproteins and essential for membrane fusion events during ...
AEC2015 : implications for investment in ASEAN agriculture
Successful implementation of the AEC2015 should have a positive impact on ASEAN’s agri-food sector, leading to improved food availability for the region and increased exports. Sadly, early signs are not encouraging. Major ...
The year of the caliphate : what lies ahead?
A year ago today, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or simply IS) formally declared the establishment of a worldwide Caliphate, with its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the new Caliph. What has the year of the ...
Southeast Asia’s arms market : growing ‘commoditisation’?
If arms sales are increasingly a commodity business, governed mainly by price, it could increase regional militaries’ access to advanced military equipment and technologies. Still, other factors affect any true “commoditisation” ...