Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2019 Roundup

Just in case you missed them, we bring you some of the top stories on Asian Scientist Magazine in 2019.

AsianScientist (Dec. 31, 2019) – At Asian Scientist Magazine, we make it a point to keep our readers abreast of the latest developments in science and technology in a region that is quickly emerging as a powerhouse for scientific discovery and innovation.

2019 has certainly been an exciting year for science in Asia. Malaysia is gearing up for a more sustainable future, while a new space agency was established in the Philippines. Over in China, monkeys engineered with human genes for intelligence displayed improved working memory and shorter reaction times. These stories and more highlight the increasingly vibrant research scene in Asia.

As the year draws to a close, take a look back at the science and scientists shaping the future.

  1. A Minister On A Mission (VIDEO)

    As the world awakens to the enormity of the plastic waste crisis, Malaysia’s Yeo Bee Yin has emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s most vocal champions for biodegradable plastics and a new circular economy.

  2. 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.

  3. 26 Fantastic Female Scientists

    These 26 female scientists are all movers and shakers in their chosen fields, from mathematics to materials science.

  4. Scientists Develop A Hair-Raising Protocol

    By encapsulating hair follicle stem cells in collagen and growing them with skin cells in a U-shaped well plate array, researchers in Japan have found a way to grow hair at scale for transplantation.

  5. The Philippines Soon To Have Its Own Space Agency

    Once established the Philippine Space Agency will take care of all national issues and activities related to space science and technology applications in the country.

  6. 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.

  7. Zika Virus Endemic In Thailand, Study Shows

    Unlike in South America where the Zika virus disappears two or three years after outbreaks, Zika transmission in Thailand has persisted for at least 16 years.

  8. 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.

  9. 5 Asian Universities Among Top 25 In QS World University Rankings 2020

    Two universities in Singapore, two in China and one in Japan made the top 25 of the QS World University Rankings 2020.

  10. Winners Of The Asian Scientist Writing Prize 2019 Announced

    A total of 26 winners received their prizes at the Asian Scientist Writing Prize 2019 held at the Science Centre Singapore.

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