Wed, 10 Aug 2022

CANBERRA -- Australian researchers have discovered how a protein that drives the development of Alzheimer's disease turns into a disease state, offering hopes of a treatment.

In a study published on Thursday, the team from Flinders University revealed how a protein called tau transforms to have toxic effects on brain cells. (Australia-Medical Science)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia will start exporting frozen, chilled and processed chickens to its neighboring country Singapore which is currently experiencing domestic price increases and shortages of poultry animals.

Indonesia proposed to become Singapore's new supplier of chickens last month after Malaysia put restrictions on chicken export aiming to stabilize domestic production and prices. Meanwhile, around one-third of the chicken supply in Singapore reportedly originated from Malaysia. (Indonesia-Singapore-Chicken Export, ROUNDUP)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 3,561 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Wednesday, bringing the national total to 4,582,302, according to the health ministry.

There are nine new imported cases, with 3,552 cases being local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed. (Malaysia-COVID-19 Cases-Update)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said late Wednesday.

During the conversion, the Pakistani foreign minister said that his country has a long-standing and broad-based relationship with the United States which needed to be reinforced and widened on the basis of mutual respect and mutual trust, the ministry said in a statement. (Pakistan-U.S.-Conversation)

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