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…

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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…

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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?”

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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…

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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.

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