Bat Virus Behind The Death Of 25,000 Pigs In China

Chinese scientists have identified a coronavirus originating in bats that was responsible for the deaths of 25,000 piglets in China from 2016 to 2017.

China’s State Council Honours Two Eminent Chinese Scientists

A virologist and an explosive expert were recognised with the State Pre-eminent Science and Technology Award, which is the highest scientific award in China.

Putting A Cap On Cancer Cell Division

Scientists in Singapore have discovered a molecular pathway that limits the division of HPV-induced cervical cancer cells.

High Temperatures Accelerate Dengue Virus Maturation

A team of researchers in China report that at periods of prolonged high temperatures favor the growth and spread of the dengue virus.

China Gets The Go Ahead To Use Recombinant Interferon Against Bird Flu

Chinese scientists can now use recombinant chicken α-interferon to prevent and treat avian influenza infection.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Michael Lai Ming-Chiao

A pioneer in coronavirus research, Michael Lai Ming-Chiao shares how a detour in his academic journey brought him to the battlefront of the SARS outbreak.

Four From Asia Among EMBO Young Investigator 2017 Cohort

The European Molecular Biology Organization has inducted 28 new researchers into its Young Investigators Program, including four based in Asia.

Locking Up HIV To Keep AIDS Under Control

Using a chemically synthesized compound, researchers in Japan have been able to trap the HIV virus inside infected host cells, facilitating the elimination of the viral reservoir.

How Viruses Hijack The Transport System In Neurons

Scientists in Japan have discovered how a tick-borne virus uses the host neuron’s transportation system to move viral RNA.