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Shielding COVID-19 Risk On Ride-Sharing Bikes

Plastic barriers placed between driver and passenger on ride-sharing motorbikes reduces the risk of COVID-19 viral spread.

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Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2021 Roundup

Here are 10 of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories in 2021, highlighting scientific advances in diverse domains from COVID-19 to climate change.
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Five Receive 2021 President’s Science And Technology Awards In Singapore

Singapore has recognized five researchers with the 2021 President’s Science and Technology Awards for pushing the country's frontiers in biomedicine and engineering.

Five Scientists From Asia Named 2021 Citation Laureates

Clarivate’s 2021 selection of Citation Laureates honored five scientists from Asia for their transformative work in physiology and chemistry.

Why Children May Experience Mild COVID-19

Compared to adults, children with COVID-19 have a lower T cell response, possibly leading to mild or asymptomatic infections.

In It For The Long Haul

The phenomenon of long COVID shows that recovering from acute disease isn’t the end. What comes next matters too.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2020 Roundup

Stories of scientific breakthroughs were bright spots in a year clouded by pandemic news. Here are Asian Scientist Magazine’s top 10 pieces of 2020.

How Bats Can Carry Viruses Without Getting Sick

Scientists in Singapore have discovered that a subdued immune response may be the reason why bats can harbor deadly viruses without batting an eyelid.

Conquering One Outbreak After Another (VIDEO)

Leading viral immunologist Professor Lisa Ng is leveraging modern tools in the age-old battle against disease-causing pathogens.

Going To The Restroom? Keep Your Mask On

Flushing public restroom toilets or urinals can spew clouds of particles carrying viruses, including COVID-19.