Population Immunity Shapes Evolution Of The Dengue Virus
The study from India shows why it would be beneficial to develop dengue vaccines locally to counter regional strains.
Rising Temperatures Add To The Suicide Burden
Living in non-optimum temperature is causing excessive deaths from suicides, finds a study from China.
Keeping Communities Safe With Environmental Testing
Environmental testing can equip the public health system with better means to monitor and curb the spread of infectious diseases.
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.
School Closures Had No Effect On COVID-19 Spread In Japan
By comparing similar Japanese municipalities with closed or open schools, researchers found that campus restrictions did not reduce COVID-19 transmission.
India’s Poorest Suffer Most From Air Pollution
India’s low-income households are at significantly higher risk for premature deaths due to air pollution compared to high-income groups.
Disease-causing Parasites Hitch Ride On Trumpet Snails
In order to survive and breed, parasitic flatworms in Southeast Asia use several species of trumpet snail as hosts—posing a threat to public health.
No More Waiting: Tackling Viral Hepatitis In Asia
From detecting hidden cases to enabling early treatment, here’s how clinical lab diagnostics play a crucial role in overcoming the threat of viral hepatitis.
Waste Not, Want Not: Tracking SARS-CoV-2 Variants In Wastewater
To better track SARS-CoV-2 variants, scientists have developed a quicker, cheaper method for detecting the virus in wastewater. Here's how they did it.
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.
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.