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Biodegradable rubber nursery bag to reduce global warming

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      Biodegradable rubber nursery bags are creation of Mr. Nuttawee Buakaew, a 24-year-old owner of Greensery. This product does not only resolve dropping latex price and increase value of rubber but also preserve the environment. This outstanding innovation won Bangchak YY business plan contest and went on to represent Thailand in Social Business Forum Asia, Tokyo, Japan.

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Thai herbal studies and the technology that turns herbal products for commercial use

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       Infection is among the most common diseases as well as among the top causes of fatality. The problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has drastically increased around the world, indicating limitation of drug treatment for infectious diseases. Moreover, the outbreak of drug resistance has evidently outpaced any new drug development. There is thus a need for new drugs or alternative treatments.

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Factors involving fatty liver among women with symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

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       Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a common health problem among those with obesity and showing signs of metabolic syndrome. The symptoms vary from liver fibrosis, steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer and may present as complications for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and chronic renal failure.

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Prevention of Fusarium Wilt of Banana Disease

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       Fusarium Wilt (FW) of Banana Disease currently presents a serious threat in Indonesia and Malaysia. Still lacking proper prevention, the disease has damaged banana production in Malaysia at a startling 90-100% rate. In Thailand, the disease was first discovered in Yala province and has since spread to other neighboring southern border provinces like Pattanee and Narathiwat.  For this reason, PSU decided to conduct a research aimed to identify preventive innovation and treatment. Following an integrative approach, the research process included classifying causes of FW infection and carrier insects, identifying new and natural bioactive compound, strategizing a plan to tackle the epidemic, setting up a knowledge kit about the disease and disease control, providing training workshops with agencies and farmers in the area, monitoring the implementation of preventive and control measure. The ultimate goal was to be rid of FW disease and epidemic in southern border provinces within 2018. 

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New sorbent to extract and analyze toxins/carcinogens

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       Toxins and carcinogens in environment and food are major threats to human health. These toxins such as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons or PAHs are caused by incomplete combustion of organic substance including via car exhaust can be absorbed by human body and cause many types of cancer. For this reason, US Environmental Protection Agency has classified PAHs as hazardous substance and should not be found less than 0.2 microgram/litre level in water. It is thus essential to be able to test level of PAHs.

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