Crafting A Cancer Killer
Given cancer’s many faces, scientists from Japan are tapping onto novel techniques to synthesize new drugs against the disease.
Speeding Up Virus Detection At Scale
Instead of detecting specific viral sequences, this universal virus detection platform looks for double stranded RNA.
Filling In The Gaps Of Asia’s Genetic Map
The early findings by the GenomeAsia 100K consortium shed light on the ancestral origins of Asia's populations and provide insight into adverse drug responses among Asians.
A Good BET On Liposarcoma Treatment
Scientists in Singapore have found that BET proteins play a huge role in the development of liposarcoma, making them a target for future anticancer drugs.
Nanomedicine Slips Through The Cracks To Fight Cancer
Scientists in Japan have devised a nanoparticle carrier for siRNA that can access hard-to-reach tumors, such as those of the pancreas and the brain.
Sydney Brenner, ‘father of the worm’ and decoder of DNA, dies at 92
Known for his sharp wit, visionary thinking and versatility, Brenner made many seminal contributions to molecular biology over the course of a seven-decade career.
Bioengineering Increases Rice Yield By 30 Percent
Scientists in China have developed a method called GOC bypass that can increase the yield of rice by almost 30 percent.
Combining DNA & MicroRNA Data For The Best Of Both Worlds
Researchers in Japan have established a method that integrates microRNA and genome-wide association study data to help identify the root causes of disease.
Uncovering A 400-Million-Year-Old Pheromone Sensor
A research group in Japan has discovered a pheromone-sensing gene that predates land-dwelling vertebrates.
AI Automatically Tracks Single Molecules In Cells
Researchers have developed a method of automatically tracking single fluorescent molecules in living cells, enabling the rapid analysis of large numbers of molecules.
Caring For The Caregivers
COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated the mental toll of being a healthcare worker especially in low-resource settings in Asia. As we move toward a new normal, governments, hospitals and mental health experts are beginning to support the neglected community of health care workers, but many challenges are yet to be addressed.