Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?

Skin-lightening cosmetics are all the rage in Asia. What’s the science behind them and could they be doing more harm than good?

Intercell Launches Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine In India

Austrian vaccine maker Intercell AG announced this week the launch of its Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in India.

South Asian Academies To Boost Science Cooperation

South Asian scientists agreed to set up a regional network to foster science collaboration on common challenges at a summit held in India last week.

East Asia Expected To Be Polio Free By 2014: WHO

East Asia is set to be free from polio disease by early 2014, said Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, on Thursday.

Orangutan, Asian Rhino On Asian Endangered Species List

The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a list of endangered Asian species that call for immediate government action.

Scientists Find Genes Linked To Blindness

Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people.

India To Explore Rare Earth Minerals In Its Waters

With China controlling most of valuable rare-earth mineral supplies, India has made a strategic move to back exploration off its own coast.

US May Lose To Asia In Medical R&D, Researchers Warn

U.S. researchers warn that strong, sustained growth in research spending in Asian nations contrasts with U.S. cuts and short-term approach – and a 'brain drain' could result.

New Report Urges Plain Cigarette Packages In India

The Australia India Institute Taskforce on Tobacco Control has released a report urging the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products in India.