Breaking Bad Chemicals With Bacterial Detoxifiers

India’s landfills are home to tiny environmental detoxifiers—bacteria that transform chemical wastes into harmless substances.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s January 2021 Roundup

Starting the year with surprising uses for human waste in space and ancient worm fossils, here are five of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top pieces from January 2021.

A Step Towards Drugging The ‘Undruggable’

Researchers have developed a new way to screen potential drugs against membrane proteins, targets previously considered ‘undruggable’.

Transforming Earth’s Trash Into Space’s Treasure

Converting human waste into liquid fertilizer may be the key to growing food in space, find researchers from Japan.

Why ‘Lab-made’ Proteins Can Take The Heat

According to researchers from Japan, the unique backbone of lab-made proteins makes them more tolerant to high temperatures.

Sensing COVID-19 In Just 30 Minutes

A test designed by scientists from South Korea can detect SARS-CoV-2 and other harmful microorganisms in about 30 minutes.

Small Molecules Give Vaccines A Big Boost

Small molecule libraries represent a promising source of new vaccine-boosting ingredients, scientists find.

Breathing New Life Into Old Antibiotics

Scientists in Japan have identified safer alternatives to an 80-year old antibiotic by rapidly generating and screening thousands of the drug’s structural variants.

The Sticky Truth Behind Mussels’ Adhesive Power

A research group in South Korea has identified how mussel 'glue' is so sticky even under water.

Chocolate Ink For 3D Printed Desserts

By considering the flow properties of syrups and pastes mixed with cocoa powder, Singapore-based researchers have found a way to 3D print chocolate at room temperature.