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Behind North Korea’s Hospital Curtain Behind North Korea’s Hospital Curtain
  • July 23rd, 2014
  • North Korea has a relatively low child mortality rate, but basic health infrastructure is lacking and demand for medical services is high.

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Editorials

Behind North Korea’s Hospital Curtain

Behind North Korea’s Hospital Curtain

North Korea has a relatively low child mortality rate, but basic health infrastructure is lacking and demand for medical services is high.

Cheap Nasal Spray May Save Snakebite Victims

Cheap Nasal Spray May Save Snakebite Victims

Scientists are planning for clinical trials in India to test a simple nasal spray that could reduce snakebite fatalities.

India Bets On Renewable Energy & Biotech

India Bets On Renewable Energy & Biotech

India’s science budget sees a marginal increase, focused mainly on large solar power plants and biotechnology clusters.

Indonesia’s Forest Loss Linked To Oil Palm Industry

Indonesia’s Forest Loss Linked To Oil Palm Industry

Satellite images show that Indonesia has lost six million hectares of primary forest from 2000-2012, due in part to expanding oil palm plantations.

Boosting Medical Education & Research In Timor-Leste

Boosting Medical Education & Research In Timor-Leste

In order to meet the needs of the people in Timor-Leste, an increased investment in health, particularly evidence-based medicine, is greatly needed.

Open Source Seeds Nurture Patent-Free Food

Open Source Seeds Nurture Patent-Free Food

The free exchange of plant varieties, like China’s ‘Cooperation 88′ potato, could help poor farmers and make farming more sustainable.

Bringing Justice Across Borders

Bringing Justice Across Borders

Professor Mark Findlay from the SMU School of Law highlights the need to study how criminal justice systems can better serve the victims of war crimes and calls for more cross-disciplinary research in the legal field.

Understanding The Business Of Crime

Understanding The Business Of Crime

Assistant Professor Nafis Hanif studies Asian crime businesses and shows that they are driven by rational economic principles.

Optimising The Person-Job Fit

Optimising The Person-Job Fit

How can employers recruit the most suitable candidates, and how can an individual choose the best career? SMU Assistant Professor Serena Wee’s research points to a way of reaching an optimal solution.

Studying The Flow Of Jobs And Money

Studying The Flow Of Jobs And Money

SMU Associate Professor Nicolas Jacquet is a theoretical economist who investigates the forces at work in asset and labour markets. He examines issues such as asset liquidity and the impact of limited enforcement of contracts on the mobility of workers.