AsianScientist (Sep. 2, 2015) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in August 2015.
- Parasitic Wasps Control Spider Web-Weaving Abilities
Parasitic wasps can turn spiders into their zombie slaves, manipulating their web-weaving abilities to protect the wasp larvae.
- Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Patrick Casey
It’s been ten years since the launch of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. Professor Patrick Casey shares his thoughts on what the school has achieved and what lies ahead.
- A Hope For Hemophilia Patients
For the first time, chromosomal defects responsible for hemophilia have been corrected in patient-specific iPSCs using CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases.
- Chronic Exposure To Melamine Through Tableware
A simple switch from melamine-containing tableware to stainless steel ones can help reduce environmental exposure to melamine.
- Infection Found To Increase Antibiotic-Induced Hearing Loss
An ongoing bacterial infection drives the uptake of antibiotics into the cells of the inner ear, increasing the likelihood of hearing-loss.
- A Chemical Cocktail For Cell Reprogramming
Researchers have discovered a new chemical way to generate neurons from fibroblasts, paving a way for personalized medicine and cell replacement therapy.
- Wafer-Scale Graphene Compatible With Silicon Manufacturing
An easy, scalable and direct method for producing large area graphene wafers could help make graphene technology commercially viable.
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