In the Lab
IN THE LAB
Flood-Tolerant Rice Shows Improved Yields In India
A flood-tolerant hybrid rice that improves yields in India by almost half has been found to benefit marginalized people living in flood-prone areas.
Non-Toxic Cancer Treatment On The Way?
Researchers have developed and tested a “Trojan horse” treatment for cancer in mice, raising hopes for non-toxic human cancer treatment.
How The Immune System Fights Off Malaria
Study reveals immune cells that are critical to combating the malaria parasite in early stages of infection.
Soliton Behavior In Silicon Photonics
Researchers have made a breakthrough in silicon photonics that may shape the design of future integrated optical communications systems.
Polarized Light Guides Honeybees To Honey Source
Honeybees use the pattern of polarized light in the sky, invisible to humans, to direct one another to a honey source, according to a study.
Study Shows How Bacteria Infects Stomach & Gut
Scientists have uncovered how a stomach ulcer-causing bacteria sticks to and infects the lining of the stomach and gut.
Vintage Venoms Lose None Of Their Bite
Venoms, which are a time-capsule of disappearing biodiversity, can be stored for up to 80 years and still remain biologically active.
Debunking The Sixth Sense
Without invoking a sixth sense, people can reliably sense when a change had occurred even when they could not see exactly what had changed.
Plants Can Learn Like Animals, Study
Researchers in Australia have published evidence that plants can learn and remember just as well as it would be expected of animals.
Caring For The Caregivers
COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated the mental toll of being a healthcare worker especially in low-resource settings in Asia. As we move toward a new normal, governments, hospitals and mental health experts are beginning to support the neglected community of health care workers, but many challenges are yet to be addressed.