7 Must-Read Stories In August 2015

In our August 2015 roundup, read all about the latest in CRISPR and cell reprogramming, parasitic wasps and how to found a medical school.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Chronic Exposure To Melamine Through Tableware
    A simple switch from melamine-containing tableware to stainless steel ones can help reduce environmental exposure to melamine.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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