News file for: Bangladesh
The China-US deal at the recent APEC meeting could pave the way for a global deal at the UN climate summit in 2015.
Researchers predict that rising temperatures will have a “devastating” impact on Asia-Pacific countries struggling with dengue.
Although alternate wetting and drying technology can reduce water usage and greenhouse gas emissions, getting rice farmers to adopt this practice could be difficult.
A rapidly aging Asia needs to act quickly to address the social, economic and healthcare needs of its changing demographics.
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 farmers in Bangladesh are exposed to a higher risk of malaria infection.
Lactoferrin, an iron-carrying protein involved in the immune response, is being tested for its ability to prevent iron deficiency during pregnancy.
Biofortified lentils could address selenium deficiency, a risk factor for people exposed to arsenic-contaminated water.
The monoclonal antibody m102.4 prevents death in primates infected with Nipah virus even when administered 5 days after infection.
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.