7 Must-Read Stories In June 2018

Health threats like Nipah virus infection, cancer and Parkinson’s disease weighed on the minds of readers in June 2018.

AsianScientist (Jul. 3, 2018) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in June 2018.

  1. Nipah Outbreak In India Leaves 17 Dead

    Since the outbreak first started on May 19, 2018, there have been 17 deaths from Nipah virus infections in Kerala, India.

  2. It’s All Monkey Business For Andie

    Asian Scientist Magazine had a chat with Dr. Andie Ang, who was recently appointed president of the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore), on her upcoming projects in primate conservation.

  3. Fighting Parkinson’s Disease With Stem Cells

    Dopaminergic neurons derived from human embryonic stem cells have been shown to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in monkeys.

  4. ‘Velcro’ That Traps Prostate Cancer Cells

    Scientists have developed an inexpensive detector that works like Velcro to capture prostate cancer cells on frosted glass slides, allowing for easy diagnosis.

  5. Akira Yoshino: Inventing The Lithium Ion Battery

    Dr. Akira Yoshino, father of the modern lithium ion battery and 2018 Japan Prize laureate, talks to Asian Scientist Magazine about energy, the future of cars and how curiosity makes a career.

  6. Bidding Adieu To Academia

    Deciding you don’t want to be an academic scientist doesn’t mean you’ve failed—other pastures abound beyond the walls of your lab.

  7. The Future Of Talent Will Not Be Graded

    In a fast-changing, tech-centric future, straight As will only get you so far. Much more valuable is the agility to pick up new skills and learn on the job, said SGInnovate’s ‘Future of Talent’ panel.

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