Disgust Helps Animals Avoid Diseases
The study highlights significant variations in disgust behavior across species, influenced by their social systems and ecological niches.
New Research Advances Treatment Of Male Infertility
Researchers from Japan unveil a key mechanism of sperm maturation in mice models that can potentially be targeted to develop safe male contraceptives.
Rising Temperatures Add To The Suicide Burden
Living in non-optimum temperature is causing excessive deaths from suicides, finds a study from China.
Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Restore Vision
Researchers from Singapore and Sweden have developed a potentially viable stem cell therapy approach in preclinical models that can help replace lost photoreceptors.
Plants Scream When Stressed
A new study reveals that plants emit ultrasonic sounds when they are dehydrated. Next step is to understand how insects interact with these sounds.
Warming Climate May Endanger Asia’s Water Tower
Climate models predict that melting glaciers and snowpacks in High Mountain Asia will make one of the largest freshwater reserves unsustainable, threatening water security for Asia's rapidly growing population.
Scientists Identify Protein That Contributes To Fibrosis
VGLL3 protein causes fibrosis in various internal organs by overproducing collagen.
Telomere Length May Predict Depression In Older Adults
A study from South Korea reveals that the shortening of telomeres can be potentially used for early diagnosis of depression and cognitive impairment in healthy elderly individuals. But more studies are needed to confirm this.
Celebrating The Human Genome Project: What’s Next For Genome Sequencing?
Twenty years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, genomics and sequencing technologies continue to advance toward more effective, accessible and inclusive horizons.
The Future Is Fermentation
Fermentation can do more than make food taste better and last longer—it may hold the key to building a more resilient, sustainable global food system.
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.