7 Must-Read Stories In March 2017

Science in Asia is on the move, from gene editing to particle physics and even robotic turtles.

AsianScientist (Apr. 7, 2017) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in March 2017.

  1. Physicists In China Detect The Majorana Fermion
    A research group in China has detected the presence of Majorana fermion in an artificial topological superconductor.
  2. Asia’s Rising Scientists: Show Pau Loke
    Bioprocessing engineer Show Pau Loke dreams of being able to commercialize his research and make an impact on the biotech industry.
  3. Steering A Turtle With Your Thoughts
    Researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal’s movement with human thought.
  4. Soft, But Stronger Than Steel
    By combining soft hydrogels with a woven glass fiber fabric, researchers have made a highly flexible composite material that is tougher than steel.
  5. Minimalist CRISPR ‘Gene Scissors’ Make Way For Undruggable Targets
    By using a smaller version of Cas9, researchers from South Korea have made it possible to edit genes in the eyes of live mice.
  6. Asia’s Rising Scientists: Suidjit Luanpitpong
    Cancer still strikes fear, but researchers like Suidjit Luanpitpong are working on treatments so that a diagnosis is no longer a death sentence.
  7. World’s First Coal-To-Ethanol Plant Up And Running In China
    The plant built by the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics has the capacity produce 100,000 metric tons of ethanol per year.

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