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The Climate Anxiety Issue

Mental health and climate change are often discussed as crucial but separate issues. As extreme weather events become more frequent and impact communities, researchers in Asia are beginning to shed light on a phenomenon called climate anxiety.

Forming New Neurons With Help From Gut Microbes

According to scientists, gut microbes that metabolize tryptophan release molecules that stimulate the production of new neurons in the adult brain.

Brain-Eating Amoebae Be Gone!

Scientists in Malaysia have discovered that anti-seizure drugs coupled with silver nanoparticles could be used to kill brain-eating amoebae.

Durians Depend On Endangered Fruit Bats

An international team of scientists has discovered that the endangered fruit bats of Southeast Asia serve as pollinators of the durian tree.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Naveed Ahmed Khan

Professor Khan speaks about his work in anti-microbials, the value of broadening your horizons and the importance of a culture of innovation.

Deep Brain Stimulation Could Treat Dementia

A study in mice suggests that deep brain stimulation could be helpful in the treatment of dementia.