Author: Scientific Malaysian

Stem cell therapy – challenges from  bench to bedside

Stem cell therapy – challenges from bench to bedside

by Mohammad Firdaus Abdul Aziz “The lack of clinical evidence to support stem cell therapy puts patients at risk of receiving at best ineffective, and at worst unsafe or even harmful treatments, raising calls for a campaign to raise awareness and educate patients about these […]

No mind reading! – A glimpse of  modern psychology

No mind reading! – A glimpse of modern psychology

by Tan Li Li and Chooi Weng-Tink At a glance The modern field of psychology includes the following key research areas (and many more): Cognitive psychology – the study of mental processes collectively known as cognition, which covers perception, attention, memory, language, problem-solving, etc. Social […]

Event Report: The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter: EmTech Singapore 2014

Event Report: The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter: EmTech Singapore 2014

by Yong Wei Chong Gabriel Since 1999, the MIT Technology Review has celebrated the world’s best young innovators through its annual Innovators Under 35 (TR35) awards. In 2007, the TR35 honorees were presented at the Tech Review’s first conference on emerging technologies – simply known […]

Malaysian-Dutch expedition unveils the mysteries of Mount Kinabalu

Malaysian-Dutch expedition unveils the mysteries of Mount Kinabalu

A personal account by Prof. Menno Schilthuizen In 2012, a large team of Malaysian and Dutch biodiversity experts collaborated in a joint expedition to the Crocker Range and Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. The expedition aimed to use DNA technology to resolve the question of whether […]

Project Collab: Transforming future space exploration missions with microfluidic technologies

Project Collab: Transforming future space exploration missions with microfluidic technologies

Microfluidic technology has attracted attention of researchers from chemistry and biomedical sciences since its early development with the aim of limiting resource usage and waste reduction. By modifying the microfluidic devices and pulling in new technologies, the device could potentially transform future space exploration missions to be safer, more reliable and sustainable. Check out the microfluidic research carried out by Dr. Jitkai Chin (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, UNMC) & Tengku Farah Wahida Ku Chik (National Space Agency Malaysia, ANGKASA).

EARTHQUAKES ALONG PLATE BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: PART I

EARTHQUAKES ALONG PLATE BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: PART I

In this article I will highlight the latest development in the earthquake research along the Nepal Himalayan, which was conducted by Prof. Paul Tapponier (Earth Observatory of Singapore) and his group.

THE POWER OF SLEEP

THE POWER OF SLEEP

by Evon Cheong As a medical student, I find myself fascinated by the depth and breadth of science and how it is so intrinsically intertwined with our daily lives. Recently, we learned about the physiology of sleep and the extremely significant role it plays in […]

NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE 2012 IN PUTRAJAYA

NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE 2012 IN PUTRAJAYA

Report by Jasmine Leong. Photos by Xander Chong On the 24th of October 2012, National Science Challenge was held in the Federal Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya. The event was graced by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, former Prime Minister of Malaysia and Tan Sri Dr […]