7 Must-Read Stories In October 2014

From Nobel Prizes to world firsts and ancient sex to fossilized poo, don’t miss any of our top stories from October!

AsianScientist (Nov. 3, 2014) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in October 2014.

  1. LED Lights Win Japanese Scientists 2014 Physics Nobel
    Three Japanese Scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 for their contributions to the development of blue LED lights.
  2. First Baby Screened Using MALBAC Technology Born
    A powerful single cell whole genome amplification method known as MALBAC allows for the precise screening of monogenic disorders.
  3. World First: Dead Hearts Give New Life
    The ability to use hearts that have stopped beating could substantially increase the number of donor hearts available for transplants.
  4. How Fishes Had Sex For The First Time
    The fossilzed claspers of armored fish are the most primitive vertebrate sexual organs described to date.
  5. Turning Cigarette Ash Into Arsenic Filters
    Scientists have found an ingenious use for cigarette ash, turning the porous material into an efficient arsenic water purifier.
  6. ‘Virological Penicillin’ Found In Chinese Traditional Medicine
    Researchers have isolated the first compound that can directly act on viral infectious agents, an miRNA found in honeysuckle used in traditional Chinese medicine.
  7. The Oldest Poo In Japan
    Fossilized poo suggests that the marine ecosystem in northeastern Japan had recovered from the Paleozoic-Mesozoic extinction by the Early Triassic.


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