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Closing In On The Cause Of Alzheimer’s Disease

The unpredictability of Alzheimer's disease may be partly caused by changes in star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes, find scientists from South Korea.

Sniffing Out The Evolution Of Rodent Pheromones

According to researchers in Japan, rodent pheromones may have originated from a combination of two ancient vertebrate genes.

Asian Health Leaders Recognized On BBC’s 100 Women List

For their pioneering efforts amid COVID-19, three health experts from Pakistan, Singapore and South Korea were named to the BBC’s annual 100 Women list.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Manik Varma

In a world run by algorithms, Dr. Manik Varma is taking machine learning to its extremes.

Two From Asia Win UNESCO’s Man And The Biosphere Young Scientists Awards

Two early-career scientists from Indonesia and the Philippines were recognized for their efforts to promote sustainable development in ecosystems.

How Bats Can Carry Viruses Without Getting Sick

Scientists in Singapore have discovered that a subdued immune response may be the reason why bats can harbor deadly viruses without batting an eyelid.

Sinovac’s CoronaVac Trials Show Favorable Results

Early clinical trials show that Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate safely induces an immune response in healthy volunteers within a month of vaccination.

Japan’s Fugaku Keeps Crown As World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Named after Japan’s highest peak, Fugaku lived up to its reputation as the world’s most powerful supercomputer by leading the TOP500 rankings—again.

How The Venus Flytrap Remembers Without A Brain

No brain? No problem! Through changes in calcium ion concentration, the Venus flytrap can store ‘memories’ of its prey.