7 Must-Read Stories In April 2019

April 2019 saw the passing of Dr Sydney Brenner, but his legacy lives on, and the march of science continues in many laboratories around the world.

AsianScientist (May 6, 2019) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in April 2019.

  1. Sydney Brenner, ‘father of the worm’ and decoder of DNA, dies at 92

    Known for his sharp wit, visionary thinking and versatility, Brenner made many seminal contributions to molecular biology over the course of a seven-decade career.

  2. NUS Recruits Nobel Laureate Konstantin Novoselov As Faculty

    Professor Konstantin Novoselov is the first Nobel laureate to be recruited by a Singapore university and will lead a research group working on intelligent materials.

  3. Winners Of Asian Scientist Lab Tech of the Year 2019 Award Announced

    Ten laboratory technicians received cash and prizes worth over S$10,000 at the inaugural Asian Scientist Lab Tech of the Year 2019 award ceremony held in Singapore.

  4. Breastfed Babies Have Better Cholesterol Profiles As Teens

    Researchers in Hong Kong found that infants who were breastfed had reduced levels of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol during adolescence.

  5. Monkeys With Human Gene Show Improved Cognitive Performance

    Researchers in China have improved the working memory and reaction time of transgenic monkeys bearing a human gene that regulates brain development.

  6. Taking Solid-State Batteries To The Next Level

    Using complex hydrides, a research group in Japan has demonstrated the possibility of building high-energy-density all-solid-state batteries with capacity exceeding 2,500 Wh/kg.

  7. Sexual Inactivity Prevalent In Japan, Study Shows

    Japan has an increasing percentage of young adults with no history of heterosexual intercourse, according to researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

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