Aparna Venkatesh


Aparna received a PhD in Translational Medicine (Immunology) on a scholarship from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. She is now a research scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore.

Stories by Aparna Venkatesh

Genome Of “Living Fossil” May Help Explain How Limbs Evolved From Fins

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the coelacanth, an enigmatic prehistoric fish, providing valuable insights into how aquatic animals may have evolved limbs to live on land millions of years ago.

Potential Therapeutic Target For Multiple Myeloma Identified

Researchers have identified a molecule that may be a potential biomarker for multiple myeloma.

Mushroom Compound May Help Dogs With Invasive Cancer

A mushroom compound may help dogs with cancer survive longer than without treatment, offering pet owners an alternative to chemotherapy for their pooches.

Study Of Malaysian Tribe Could Help Find Asian Skin Color Genes

A genetic investigation of a Malaysian tribe may help to explain why East Asians have light skin but lower skin cancer rates than Europeans.

63,000-Year-Old Modern Human Skull Found In Laos

Researchers say the ancient skull they recovered from a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos is the oldest modern human fossil in Southeast Asia.

Brain Enzyme Causes Alzheimer’s Disease Through Novel Pathway

Researchers have discovered that an enzyme known for generating toxic brain plaques in Alzheimer's disease also affects learning and memory through another mechanism.

Fukushima Disaster Caused Mutant Butterflies, Study

Japanese researchers have found mutations in butterflies in the Fukushima region, signaling early changes to the local ecosystem after the March 2011 disaster.

Fukushima: Low Radiation Exposure, But High Psychological Distress

Fukushima residents suffered from low levels of cesium exposure while TEPCO workers suffered from high levels of psychological distress after the disaster, say two reports published in JAMA.

18-Year-Old Frozen Human Embryos Yield Viable Stem Cells

Thai researchers have demonstrated that embryonic stem cells derived from frozen embryos have a similar ability to differentiate into multiple cell types as do those derived from fresh embryos.