7 Must-Read Stories In April 2019

April 2019 saw the passing of Dr Sydney Brenner, but his legacy lives on, and the march of science continues in many laboratories around the world.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Sherry Aw

Making discoveries on the fly is all in a day's work for Dr. Sherry Aw, one of three scientists from the Asia-Pacific to be recognized as a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science International Rising Talent in 2019.

An Eye-Opener On Teen Sleep Patterns And Health

Scientists in Singapore have demonstrated that different sleep patterns produce varying effects on cognitive function and glucose tolerance of adolescent students.

Pace Of Information Processing Differs In Autistic Brains

Autism is linked to random activity in the sensory cortices and slower processing in the right caudate of the brain, researchers say.

5 Ways Supercomputers Help Advance Science

Supercomputers are helping scientists simulate scientific processes, make predictions and create data-based solutions, tackling the biggest scientific questions one calculation at a time.

The Unusual Path To Impulsive Behavior

Dopamine takes an unexpected route in the brain to cause impulsive behavior, say researchers from Singapore.

Autophagy: The Link Between Inflammation And Alzheimer’s

A research team in South Korea has shown that inflammation suppresses autophagy in brain-resident immune cells, resulting in progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Disrupted Brain Network Links Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatric disorders share a common network modification across three core brain networks involved in cognition, researchers say.

Histamine Could Boost Long-Term Memory

Histamine can improve long-term memory in both humans and mice, but might also hinder recall in people who already have good memories, study says.