News file for: Bangladesh
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.
Researchers have tested more than 10,000 babies in China, some as young as 12-months-old, for autism.
Despite its high poverty level, Bangladesh has achieved lower infant mortality rates compared to India, Pakistan and Nepal.
A study of more than 18,000 people in Bangladesh has established a link between rice consumption and arsenic exposure and toxicity.
The Bangladeshi government has vowed to continue fighting the growing industry of illicit, substandard, counterfeit and life-endangering medicines openly sold in pharmacies.
East Asian individuals with body mass indices that are higher and lower than the optimum have an increased risk of getting heart disease.
Extreme weather and hotter temperatures are reducing crop production, and Asia is struggling to adapt to climate change.