WEF 2020 Young Scientists Include Eight From Asia

From neuroscience to satellite research, eight scientists based in Asia were honored as part of the World Economic Forum’s Class of 2020 Young Scientists.

Why Gleevec Could Make Kids Hypersensitive To Smell

The gene Abl, a target of the anti-cancer drug Gleevec, is required for the correct development of the olfactory system.

The Anatomical Link Between Cognition And Perception In Autism

The posterior superior parietal lobule links behavioral inflexibility and perceptual rigidity in patients with autism, scientists say.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Kim Eunjoon

By studying the proteins involved in neural synapses, Professor Kim Eunjoon seeks to bridge knowledge gaps in the field of brain disorders, potentially paving the way for improved treatments.

Cellular Spring Cleaning Implicated In Brain Diseases

Neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia are linked to impaired autophagy in neurons, say researchers in Japan.

Levels Of Autism In China Similar To The West

A joint China-UK study has found that around one in a hundred Chinese has an autism spectrum condition, and that this prevalence is similar to that in Western countries.

Pace Of Information Processing Differs In Autistic Brains

Autism is linked to random activity in the sensory cortices and slower processing in the right caudate of the brain, researchers say.

Brainwave Measurements An Early Indicator Of Autism

Researchers in Japan have identified gamma oscillations in the brain as a potential diagnostic for autism spectrum disorder in children.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Nguyen Thanh Liem

Nguyen Thanh Liem leads the Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and Gene Technology in pioneering stem cell-based therapy for cerebral palsy and autism.

Oxytocin Can Warp Our Sense Of Time

The hormone oxytocin is responsible for the temporal compression effect, where the duration of social interaction feels shorter than it actually is.