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  • A Sophisticated Vaccine for Infection
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    A Sophisticated Vaccine for Infection

    Based on dendritic cells, the Nusantara vaccine is deemed too sophisticated for use against the Covid-19 virus. In its country of origin, the dendritic cell-based vaccine is used for personalized cancer treatment.

  • Considering Nuclear Power
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    Considering Nuclear Power

    Private US power producers are interested in setting up a nuclear power plant with thorium as fuel. Shaped as a boat, this fourth-generation reactor is a molten salt reactor.

  • Local Batteries Waiting for Investors
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    Local Batteries Waiting for Investors

    Researchers from the Sebelas Maret University in Surakarta and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences created a lithium battery for electric vehicles. They are hoping to partner with domestic investors.

  • Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of Research and Technology/Head of National Research and Innovation Agency: Phytopharmaceuticals will Soon be in the BPJS Kesehatan
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    Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of Research and Technology/Head of National Research and Innovation Agency: Phytopharmaceuticals will Soon be in the BPJS Kesehatan

    Heavy dependency on medicine’s raw material from abroad has pushed the government to develop herbal medicine as one of the 2020-2024 National Research Priorities.

  • Phytopharmacy’s Slow Progress
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    Phytopharmacy’s Slow Progress

    Numerous problems are hindering the development of phytopharmacy in Indonesia, from the reluctance of doctors to prescribe herbal medicines to lack of regulatory support. The industry must work to promote the use of phytopharmaceuticals among medical professionals and the public.

  • possible Massive Earthquake and tsunami
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    possible Massive Earthquake and tsunami

    A latest study predicts that a magnitude 9.1 earth quake and 20 meters high tsunami could hit the southern coast of Java. It further underlines the imperativeness for additional tsunami early warning system instruments.

  • Our Research Was Funded By Sponsors
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    Our Research Was Funded By Sponsors

    Airlangga University Rector Mohammad Nasih:

  • The Army’s Quick Cure
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    The Army’s Quick Cure

    Research for a Covid-19 drug by Airlangga University sparked a polemic. Aside from its effectiveness, its adherence to clinical trials protocol is also questioned. The ball is now in the Indonesia Food and Drug Authority’s court.

  • Research and Technology Minister/National Research and Innovation Agency Chief, Bambang Brodjonegoro: Research and Industy Do Not Yet Trust Each Other
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    Research and Technology Minister/National Research and Innovation Agency Chief, Bambang Brodjonegoro: Research and Industy Do Not Yet Trust Each Other

    Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has a new task in hand. As head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) he is responsible for down-streaming the results of studies by universities and research institutes.

  • Research Collaboration to Build Innovation
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    Research Collaboration to Build Innovation

    Research and development institutions in Indonesia produce a number of strategic innovation products. Development and commercialization are accelerated through collaboration between research institution and the industry.

  • Unseen Research Ecosystem
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    Unseen Research Ecosystem

    The Law on the National System of Science and Technology that gave birth to the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is expected to provide clarity over the form of Indonesia’s research and innovation ecosystem. The absence of an organizational and governance structure at the research and technology ministry/BRIN means that efforts to integrate research and development institutions as well as assessment and implementation have not been implemented.

  • New Strain of Swine Flu
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    New Strain of Swine Flu

    Discovery of a new strain of H1N1 swine flu in China rises concern that the 2009 pandemic could reemerge. The new virus may become very dangerous if it manages to transmit itself between humans and acquire highly pathogenic genes.

  • Two Roads to Corona Vaccine
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    Two Roads to Corona Vaccine

    Indonesia is taking two ways to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Bio Farma and Kalbe Farma are collaborating with vaccine makers from China and South Korea. The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology is leading an independent vaccine development.

  • indonesian CoronaVirus
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    indonesian CoronaVirus

    Indonesia finished whole-genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus circulating in the country. Virus samples from Indonesian patients indicate they are part of the dominant group globally.

  • The 12th Tarsier of Togean
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    The 12th Tarsier of Togean

    It took more than a quarter century to ascertain that the tarsier found on the Togean islands is a completely new species. It was named Tarsius niemitzi in honor of ‘the father of tarsier biology’.

  • Fuel  From Trash
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    Fuel From Trash

    Solid waste from garbage dumps is being processed into environmentally-friendly fuel. Cement factories are purchasing it to partially replace coal.

  • What Lies Beneath Palu
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    What Lies Beneath Palu

    Researchers discovered the cause behind the strong magnitude 7.4 Palu earthquake on September 28. There was a jump of seismic energy to a nearby fault

  • Life As a Martian in the Utah Desert
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    Life As a Martian in the Utah Desert

    An Indonesian citizen participated in a simulation of life on the Red Planet, held in a desert in Utah, United States. The simulation is meant to assess Mars’ feasibility for permanent habitation.

  • Illustrations In Diversity
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    Illustrations In Diversity

    Indonesia’s biological diversity is not yet well documented in botanical illustrations. There are only a handful of botanical illustrators in the country.

  • Fire at the Jakarta Maritime Museum
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    Fire at the Jakarta Maritime Museum

    Dozens of invaluable items at the Jakarta Maritime Museum were destroyed in a fire. The building is no longer in appropriate condition for a maritime museum.

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