7 Must-Read Stories In September 2015

From the effects of phthalates on pregnancy to capturing carbon using coffee, don’t miss our top seven stories for September 2015!

AsianScientist (Oct. 1, 2015) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in September 2015.

  1. Phthalate Exposure Linked To Miscarriage
    An epidemiological study has found an association between phthalate levels in the urine and risk for early miscarriage.
  2. Asia’s Rising Scientists: Vincent Tan
    Assistant Professor Vincent Tan tackles the “fiendishly difficult” problem of optimal communication, all the while juggling professional and family life.
  3. Observing Nano-Bio Interactions In Real Time
    Scientists now have a more precise understanding of how proteins in the bloodstream bind to nanoparticles, paving the way for better design of nanomedicines.
  4. Starving Cancer Stem Cells To Stop Cancer
    Depriving cancer stem cells of specific peptides could be one way to prevent leukemia from recurring, scientists say.
  5. Taiwan Faces Worst Dengue Outbreak In A Decade
    India, China and Taiwan are all currently battling an ongoing dengue outbreak, with tens of thousands of cases.
  6. Using Coffee Grounds To Capture Carbon
    Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane.
  7. The Skinny On Female Attractiveness
    A cross-cultural study has shown that the idealized female weight is at least 10 kilograms lower than predicted by evolutionary models.


Source: Asian Scientist Magazine; Photo: Serge Saint/Flickr/CC.
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Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights R&D news stories from Asia to a global audience. The magazine is published by Singapore-headquartered Wildtype Media Group.

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