In the Lab
IN THE LAB

Brace For The Drier Spells

Longer and intense droughts are predicted to be more prevalent in Southeast Asia
Neem bark extract, antiviral covid-19

Neem Tree Bark Extract May Help Fight COVID-19

Extract from the bark of the Neem tree may help reduce the spread of coronavirus, an India-US research team reported.

Understanding The Drive For Social Connection

A peptide associated with regulating parental behavior in mice may be important in understanding loneliness, and the craving for social interaction.

Astrocytes: More Than Just A Neuron’s Assistants

Astrocytes could be contributing to storing memories and more in the brain, hints a study from Japan.
cleaning audit robot, dirt sensor

Robots Keep Spotless Score

Researchers from Singapore have designed a sensor for autonomous cleaning robots making them better cleaners.
plastic barriers, motorbikes, ride-sharing

Shielding COVID-19 Risk On Ride-Sharing Bikes

Plastic barriers placed between driver and passenger on ride-sharing motorbikes reduces the risk of COVID-19 viral spread.
sustainable food packaging, antimicrobial food packaging

Smart Packaging To Keep Food Fresh For Longer

A smart food packaging material with antimicrobial properties, developed by a Singaporean-American team, could extend the shelf life of fresh produce.
t cells, omicron, covid-19

Tackling Omicron With T Cells

T cells are still expected to be effective against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, shows a study by Hong Kong-Australia research team
surface cracks, glass fractures, water

Cracking The Mystery Of The Shattered Glass

To make building safer, scientists from South Korea have determined how water aggravates cracks on glass windows.