Australia To Spend AU$100m On Malaria Research

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced that Australia will spend more than AU$100 million over the next four years to fund malaria programs in the Asia-Pacific region.

World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates Revealed In IUCN Report

The world’s 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released on Monday at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity COP11.

The Asian Flush Syndrome: Red-Faced Over Governmental Inaction

Those who experience the Asian Flush syndrome are at a greater risk of developing esophageal cancer, writes David Tan, and governments across Asia need to educate people about this.

IUCN Scientists Release List Of World’s 100 Most Threatened Species

For the first time ever, scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission have identified 100 of the most threatened animals, plants, and fungi on the planet.

Scientists Find Genes Linked To Blindness

Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people.

Sleepless In South Asia

A new study reports a global ‘sleeplessness epidemic’ affecting an estimated 150 million people across the developing world.

Developing An Asian Version Of Plumpy’Nut In Vietnam

The National Institute for Nutrition in Vietnam has produced a regional alternative to the peanut-paste treatment known as Plumpy'Nut to treat malnutrition in Southeast Asia.

The WHO Dealmakers: Sending Vaccine Technology To The Third World

Empowering countries to make their own vaccines may sound like a herculean task, but it is all in a day's work for the Technology Transfer Initiative team at the World Health Organization.

2009 Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study

A new study reports that the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu may have killed as many as half a million people around the world – much higher than the official 18,500 figure.