Articles

Embracing Responsible Care in Malaysian  Chemical Industries

Embracing Responsible Care in Malaysian Chemical Industries

by Dr. Lee Khai Ern, Dr. Goh Choo Ta, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mazlin Mokhtar Increasing chemicals manufacturing and usage need effective chemicals management. Responsible Care program is a voluntary initiative to drive continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety performances. It encourages companies to listen […]

Introduction to Chronic Hepatitis

Introduction to Chronic Hepatitis

Hepatitis, or commonly known as inflammation of the liver, is a silent killer that shows up late in its lifecycle. It can be caused by viruses, lifestyle, medication and/or inherited metabolic disorders. Like all other ailments, there are means and methods to prevent hepatitis.

Allergies and What We Need  to Know About Them

Allergies and What We Need to Know About Them

by Sharrada Subramaniam How often do you suffer from an annoying runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, or hives on your skin? The common cold shares many similar symptoms; however, what goes unnoticed very often is the underlying allergy. An allergy is a disorder of the […]

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 […]

Cancer Diagnosis: Why don’t we scan and test everyone to detect cancer?

Cancer Diagnosis: Why don’t we scan and test everyone to detect cancer?

It is well known that the survival rate of cancer patients is much higher if the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage. As medical technology evolves, there are now an abundance of scans and blood tests available to help doctors detect cancers and other diseases. Putting these two facts together, a natural question is: “Why don’t we scan and test everyone regularly so that we could pick up and cure more cancers?”

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 […]

Lessons from the Baling Earthquake

Lessons from the Baling Earthquake

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook Baling (Kedah, Malaysia) at 8.26am, 20th August 2013. This raised some of the fundamental questions regarding the causes of earthquakes in Malaysia and primarily, our understanding and preparedness to handle earthquake disasters.