7 Must-Read Stories In August 2017

A bird flu outbreak in the Philippines and how flu viruses develop an eggshell-like layer in birds are among the most popular stories in August 2017.

AsianScientist (Sept. 6, 2017) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in August 2017.

  1. Growing Nearly Perfect Graphene At Scale

    Using copper foils as a substrate for carbon deposition, scientists in Korea and China have devised an inexpensive technique to grow large graphene sheets.

  2. ADHD Research Peer-Reviewed By Children

    Brain scans of children with AHDH have shown that differences in the activation of the striatum could explain their difficulty in focusing.

  3. Philippine Province Records First Avian Flu Outbreak

    The Philippine Department of Agriculture is currently investigating a new outbreak of avian flu in Pampanga, Philippines.

  4. CRISPR Used To Edit Genes In Human Embryos

    CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing cut the diseased gene in all embryos tested and did not cause genetic mosaicism, researchers report.

  5. Subra Suresh Announced As NTU Singapore’s Incoming President

    Professor Subra Suresh, who led the US National Science Foundation from 2010 to 2013, will take office as NTU Singapore’s fourth President on January 1, 2018.

  6. Helping The Heart Heal Itself

    Activating a long non-coding RNA molecule called SingHeart could be the key to triggering the regeneration and repair of damaged heart cells.

  7. How Bird Flu Grows An ‘Eggshell’ That Makes It More Deadly

    An eggshell-like mineral layer around the avian flu virus could explain why we are more likely to catch it from birds than from our fellow humans.

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