7 Must-Read Stories In November 2014

Monkeys, mice and koala bears, oh my! Check out these cool stories featured in November.

AsianScientist (Dec. 8, 2014) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in November 2014.

  1. STD Vaccine Developed For Koala Bears
    A Chlamydia vaccine for koala bears has been shown to be both safe and effective, potentially enhancing conservation efforts.
  2. Monkeys Emerge As Malaria Reservoirs In Malaysia
    A rare strain of malaria is beginning to take hold in Malaysia, driven by increasing contact between humans and monkeys.
  3. Grafted Neurons Produce Dopamine
    Scientists are one step closer to a stem-cell based treatment for Parkinson’s disease, with the demonstration that transplanted cells can produce dopamine.
  4. Images Of Transparent Mice
    The ability to see through the normally colored tissue of mice gives scientists unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the body.
  5. Using Nanoparticles & Graphene To Degrade BPA
    Scientists have developed a catalyst that can break down pollutants such as BPA with the help of light.
  6. Recycling CO2 Into Omega-3
    The ability to obtain omega-3 oils from CO2 emissions turns the issue of food versus fuels on its head.
  7. Still Single? Your Genes Might Play A Part
    A mutation in the serotonin receptor gene 5-HT1A could influence a person’s romantic prospects, study says.


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