News file for: Bangladesh
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.
The Fifth Assessment Report warns that climate change will threaten food and water security, especially for Asia.
Bangladeshi and Chinese scientists have jointly sequenced the buffalo genome, raising hopes of using the genetic information to improve milk and meat production.
A flood-tolerant hybrid rice that improves yields in India by almost half has been found to benefit marginalized people living in flood-prone areas.
Tripling tobacco tax globally would prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers say.
A new study has shown how a specific mutation in the SLC24A5 gene provides evidence of shared ancestry of Asians with Europeans.