7 Must-Read Stories In October 2016

Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine, low-protein diets and a ‘light-stopping’ experiment were popular in October.

AsianScientist (Nov. 3, 2016) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in October 2016.

  1. Five APAC Scientists Predicted To Win 2016 Nobel Prize
    Five scientists from Asia Pacific institutions or countries of origin have been chosen by Thomson Reuters as its 2016 Citation Laureates.
  2. 2016 Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi
    Professor Ohsumi has been recognized for his role in the discovery of autophagy, a cellular self-renewal process.
  3. The Milky Way’s Sun-Facing Spiral Is Bigger Than We Thought
    The spiral arm of our galaxy that is closest to the Sun stretches for approximately 20,000 light years, significantly larger than previous estimates.
  4. AbbVie Opens API Manufacturing Facility In Singapore
    The new manufacturing site in Singapore, AbbVie’s first in Asia, will expand the company’s global operations for small molecule and biologics manufacturing.
  5. The Force Awakens? Physicists Succeed At ‘Stopping’ Light
    Like when Kylo Ren used the Force to stop a laser blast mid-air, Australian physicists have successfully trapped light in an experiment.
  6. Great Hesitation In Adopting Dengue Vaccine
    Dengxavia, the world’s first approved dengue vaccine, has been rolled out in parts of Asia and South America—but doubts over its efficacy and potential for causing side effects remain.
  7. Low-Protein, High-Carb Diet Boosts ‘Longevity’ Hormone
    Paleo or pale-no? Contrary to popular belief, scientists have found that low-protein and high-carb diets help stimulate a hormone with life-extending and obesity-fighting benefits.

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