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.

How China Beat Malaria

After four consecutive years of recording zero local cases, China is officially malaria-free—thanks to an innovative rapid reporting and response model.

Human iPSCs Spur Malaria Research

Human liver cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells have helped scientists studied an elusive stage of the Plasmodium vivax parasite’s life cycle.

Malaria Parasites May Skew Sex Ratio To Survive

Plasmodium vivax parasites alter their sex ratios in response to treatment with chloroquine, study shows.

An Antimalarial Drug Strikes Gold

With the help of gold, scientists have developed an antimalarial drug that is effective against resistant parasites.

Insect Virus Kills Liver-Stage Malaria In Mice

Researchers in Japan have discovered that an insect virus can completely eliminate liver-stage malaria parasites in mice.

Boosting The Body’s Malaria-Fighting Capabilities

Researchers have identified a molecular pathway that makes natural killer cells more effective at eliminating the malaria parasite.

Asian Scientist Junior Book Series Launched

The six books each feature a prominent researcher from Asia to inspire children towards careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Six Asian Scientists Featured In New Children’s Book Series

Wildtype Books launches Asian Scientist Junior, a book series highlighting outstanding scientists from Asia.

Genetic Insights Boost Malaria Drug Yield

Genetic engineering has helped researchers in China increase the levels of artemisinin in the leaves of the sweet wormwood plant.