News file for: Bangladesh

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.

IPCC Warns Of Greater Risk To Food & Water Security

IPCC Warns Of Greater Risk To Food & Water Security

The Fifth Assessment Report warns that climate change will threaten food and water security, especially for Asia.

Buffalo Genome Decoded

Buffalo Genome Decoded

Bangladeshi and Chinese scientists have jointly sequenced the buffalo genome, raising hopes of using the genetic information to improve milk and meat production.

Flood-Tolerant Rice Shows Improved Yields In India

Flood-Tolerant Rice Shows Improved Yields In India

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.

Study: Tripling Tobacco Taxes Could Prevent 200m Premature Deaths

Study: Tripling Tobacco Taxes Could Prevent 200m Premature Deaths

Tripling tobacco tax globally would prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers say.

Gene Mutation Links Asian & European Ancestors

Gene Mutation Links Asian & European Ancestors

A new study has shown how a specific mutation in the SLC24A5 gene provides evidence of shared ancestry of Asians with Europeans.