Population Immunity Shapes Evolution Of The Dengue Virus

The study from India shows why it would be beneficial to develop dengue vaccines locally to counter regional strains.

Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

Public health leader Associate Professor Ng Lee-Ching explains how Singapore’s Project Wolbachia is helping stem rising dengue cases—by using the very same species responsible.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s June 2021 Roundup

Across Asia, scientists are uncovering the paths walked by ancient animals and looking for new ways to tackle dengue and climate change.

How Wolbachia Stops Dengue In Its Tracks

Scientists have shown that infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria prevents them from carrying dengue and lowers disease incidence by 77 percent.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s May 2021 Roundup

From ancient Indonesian caves to the unexplored Martian terrain, Asia’s scientists are making discoveries with vast implications for our world and beyond.

Dengue: A Tale Of Two Lockdowns

COVID-19 lockdown measures decreased the rate of dengue among migrant workers but raised it in Singapore’s general population.

It’s Morphing Time! How The Dengue Virus Evades Detection

Dengue virus becoming resistant to vaccines and therapeutics due to mutations in specific protein, study shows.

Mother’s Dengue Exposure Worsens Impact Of Zika Virus On Fetus

Antibodies against the dengue virus can promote the transmission of the Zika virus from mother to fetus, resulting in more severe brain damage, say researchers in Singapore.

Immune Cell ‘Handshake’ Can Kill Dengue Virus

The interaction between two types of immune cells—mast cells and γδ T cells—is necessary for fighting dengue infection, say researchers from Singapore.

Making Vaccines About Science, Not Politics

In the wake of political turmoil and widespread misinformation around Dengvaxia in the Philippines, public confidence in vaccines has plummeted sharply, says a new study. What can be done to hold back the slide?