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China-US Climate Deal May Drive Developing World Action

China-US Climate Deal May Drive Developing World Action

The China-US deal at the recent APEC meeting could pave the way for a global deal at the UN climate summit in 2015.

Expect Drastic Increase In Dengue Driven By Climate Change

Expect Drastic Increase In Dengue Driven By Climate Change

Researchers predict that rising temperatures will have a “devastating” impact on Asia-Pacific countries struggling with dengue.

Vietnam Eyes Water-Saving Tech For Rice Farms

Vietnam Eyes Water-Saving Tech For Rice Farms

Although alternate wetting and drying technology can reduce water usage and greenhouse gas emissions, getting rice farmers to adopt this practice could be difficult.

Aging Asia Needs Mature Policies

Aging Asia Needs Mature Policies

A rapidly aging Asia needs to act quickly to address the social, economic and healthcare needs of its changing demographics.

Hitches In Bangladesh’s S&T Drive

Hitches In Bangladesh’s S&T Drive

Bangladesh is investing heavily in science and technology as part of the Vision 2021 scheme, but critics say much more is needed.

Slash-And-Burn Farming Linked To Malaria Risk

Slash-And-Burn Farming Linked To Malaria Risk

Slash-and-burn farmers in Bangladesh are exposed to a higher risk of malaria infection.

Lactoferrin On Trial To Reduce Iron Deficiencies In Bangladesh

Lactoferrin On Trial To Reduce Iron Deficiencies In Bangladesh

Lactoferrin, an iron-carrying protein involved in the immune response, is being tested for its ability to prevent iron deficiency during pregnancy.

Lentils Biofortified With Selenium

Lentils Biofortified With Selenium

Biofortified lentils could address selenium deficiency, a risk factor for people exposed to arsenic-contaminated water.

Treatment For Deadly Nipah On The Horizon

Treatment For Deadly Nipah On The Horizon

The monoclonal antibody m102.4 prevents death in primates infected with Nipah virus even when administered 5 days after infection.

Towards Gender Parity In Asian Science & Tech

Towards Gender Parity In Asian Science & Tech

Gender imbalances in science and technology participation throughout Asia are a missed opportunity to capture the potential of the best scientists, says Ms. Danièle A. Castle.