7 Must-Read Stories In April 2015

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AsianScientist (May. 2, 2015) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in April 2015.

  1. Alternatives To Lithium Batteries: Sodium Or Aluminum?
    In the race to build a better battery, scientists have tried both sodium and aluminum as replacements for expensive lithium.
  2. Sequencing DNA With Graphene
    High speed, label-free DNA sequencing could soon be possible with the help of graphene.
  3. Tohoku Launches Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction Division
    The Research Center for Electron Photon Science will conduct experiments with the aim of finding a theoretical explanation for cold fusion./li>

  4. Why Psoriasis Is Ten Times Less Common In Chinese
    A genome-wide analysis has revealed that Chinese populations have only 10 out of 44 of the genes linked to psoriasis.
  5. This Self-Powered Liquid Metal Could Change Robotics
    Scientists have developed a self-powered, highly flexible liquid metal compound which could see applications in robotics and other fields.
  6. Botox Makes Unnerving Journey Into The Nervous System
    A study has shown that Botox can be internalized by nerve cells and transported back to the nervous system.
  7. A New Target For Intractable Epilepsy
    The mTOR signaling pathway has been identified as a potential therapeutic target in patients suffering from intractable epilepsy.


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