Small Loans Help Increase Rice Yield In Bangladesh, Study Shows

Microfinance institutions have a positive impact on farmers, allowing them to adopt high-yield rice varieties and increase their farming output, researchers say.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Hasibun Naher

In the chaos of earthquakes and tsunamis, there is order in the form of mathematics, says Associate Professor Hasibun Naher.

Household Hygiene Critical To Controlling Cholera In Bangladesh

Cholera is mainly being transmitted within households in Dhaka, Bangladesh, suggesting that better hygiene in the home is critical to controlling its spread.

Commonwealth Science Academies Urge Action On Climate Change

Scientists in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka have backed the Commonwealth consensus statement on climate change.

Two Asian Scientists Receive 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards

A mathematician from Bangladesh and a chemist from Indonesia were among the winners of the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World.

Takeda Donates US$1 Million To Asian University For Women

The donation will be used to establish the Takeda Chair in Public Health, which aims to propel research and create opportunities for collaboration with scholars in public health.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Tanzima Hashem

Tanzima Hashem is working on computational techniques that would allow us to use location-based services without giving away our private personal data.

Zooming In On Socioeconomic Issues

By analysing the impact of anti-poverty policies at fine-grained level, Associate Professor Tomoki Fujii of the SMU School of Economics is uncovering better ways of reaching development goals.

Asians With Type 2 Diabetes At Greater Risk Of Cancer

Researchers have found that type 2 diabetes is linked with a 26 percent increase in the risk of death from cancer in Asians.