Women Wunderkinds

To celebrate this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we take a look at eight shining examples of scientific excellence in Asia.

Hu Hailan Wins 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Award

For her research on the neurobiology of depression, Professor Hu Hailan was named among the five 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science awardees.

Prenatal BPA Exposure Linked To Male Bias In Autism

Male rat offspring exposed to BPA in the womb had impaired learning and memory, suggesting that BPA could contribute to male bias in autism.

Adult-Born Neurons Key To Memory Consolidation In Mice

Adult neurogenesis is essential for sleep-induced memory consolidation in mice, a new study shows.

Bilingualism Delays The Brain’s Aging Process

If you can speak two languages, sticking with one or the other could help prevent age-related cognitive decline, scientists say.

Looking For Lag As A Brain Aging Biomarker

Using MRI to measure a time lag between two blood drainage systems in the brain could be a quick and easy way to diagnose brain aging, researchers say.

Creating A Comprehensive 3D Map Of The Human Brain

An international consortium of scientists in Asia are using X-rays to obtain a high-resolution 3D map of the human brain.

Metabolic Defects Precede Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

Researchers in Singapore have discovered that defects in cellular metabolism become detectable before the appearance of protein plaques characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

Inside The Neighborhood Of Alzheimer’s Disease Proteins

A previously unrecognized form of chemical bonding could explain why amyloid beta proteins clump up to cause Alzheimer’s disease.

Two Chinese Scientists Receive 2019 Alzheimer Awards

Professor Wang Yan-Jian and Dr. Bu Xian-Le were awarded for their work demonstrating that the gut microbiome influences the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.