7 Must-Read Stories In April 2016

The Asian Scientist 100, our handpicked selection of award-winning scientists from the region, was your favorite read in April.

AsianScientist (May 4, 2016) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in April 2016.

  1. The Asian Scientist 100
    These rising stars and veterans hail from diverse sectors in industry and academia. Some further medical research, others decipher the mysteries of the cosmos. But they all share in one common mission—to make tomorrow a better place for you and me.
  2. Human Cytomegalovirus Linked To Autoimmune Disorders
    A little-known virus has been associated with autoimmune disease as it triggers an immune response that also destroys natural killer cells in the body.
  3. Replacing Lithium With Aluminum For Environmentally Friendly Batteries
    This cheap and environmentally friendly battery could theoretically power a Tesla Model S for 560 km.
  4. Robot Almost Wins Short Story Writing Prize
    Time to add “novelist” to the list of human occupations threatened by the advent of artificial intelligence.
  5. Slow Fault Movements May Indicate Impending Earthquakes
    Contrary to current understanding, slow-slip events could signal an impending earthquake rather than a reduced seismic risk.
  6. Virus Structure Reveals Zika’s Unusual Heat Resistance
    The Zika virus is stable even at 40°C, possibly explaining why high fevers do not rid the body of the infection.
  7. China’s Latest Five-Year Plan To Focus On Innovation
    China’s 13th five-year plan will invest heavily in science and technology from 2016-2020 and boost science spending to 271 billion yuan (US$41 billion) this year.

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