7 Must-Read Stories In February 2015

Ancient planets, ancient mammals and an exclusive interview with a not-so-ancient Nobel Prize winner with advice for young physicists in Asia!

AsianScientist (Mar. 3, 2015) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in February 2015.

  1. Planetary System Twice The Age Of The Sun Discovered
    The Kepler-444 star is 11.2 billion years old and orbited by five planets about the size of Mercury and Venus.
  2. Unboiling Eggs: Cracking The Protein Folding Problem
    The ability to re-fold proteins thousands of times faster than before could lead to cheaper antibody-based drugs.
  3. Could Beer Be Good For Your Brain?
    Xanthohumol, a compound found in beer hops, has been shown to have a protective effect in a rat neural cell line.
  4. Visualizing Sound With Musical Microfluidics
    Visualizing sound within a water system could be used to detect small fluctuations in the human body.
  5. Hot On The Trail Of The Hepatitis-Liver Cancer Connection
    Infection with hepatitis viruses leads to the same genetic profile in tumors, even if they look different histologically.
  6. How Early Mammals Adapted In An Age Of Dinosaurs
    Ancestral mammals survived by occupying niche environments such as trees and subterranean caves.
  7. A Word To Young Physicists In Asia
    In a wide-ranging interview, Sir Anthony Leggett shares his thoughts on science education and the prospects for young physicists in Asia.


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