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Photography Exhibition: Invisible Asia-Pacific Malaria

Photography Exhibition: Invisible Asia-Pacific Malaria

Invisible Asia-Pacific Malaria is a photography project on bringing light to Malaria in Asia Pacific. An exhibition on this project will be held from 2 to 29 September 2017 at the National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street S 188064, Singapore. Commentary by Prof. J. Kevin Baird […]

Cancer and Precision Medicine

Cancer and Precision Medicine

Cancer is a deadly disease with a high mortality rate. Cancer refers to the abnormal growth of cells, which can grow to be either benign (non-invasive) or malignant (invasive). There are many options available for cancer treatment including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. However, patients may not respond in the same way to fully benefit from these treatments. With the increasing wealth of genomic knowledge, more strategies can be explored to improve treatment outcomes, and one of them is precision medicine.

The Importance of Surfactants in Atmospheric Aerosols

The Importance of Surfactants in Atmospheric Aerosols

Surface-active agent or “surfactants” is a substance that, when present at low concentration in a system, has the property of adsorbing onto surfaces or interfaces of the system.

Event Report on the 13th UN Convention on Biological Diversity 2016 – “Synthetic Biology, Meet Traditional Knowledge”

Event Report on the 13th UN Convention on Biological Diversity 2016 – “Synthetic Biology, Meet Traditional Knowledge”

Megadiverse countries are worried that commercially valuable DNA sequences stored digitally would allow access to anyone without needing physical access to the genetic resources. This could lead to biopiracy, where such information could be exploited without any benefits flowing back into the source country. The greatest fear, perhaps, is how these products could be commercialised, patented, then sold back to the original countries as food, drugs, or other necessities.

High Impact Articles – January 2017

High Impact Articles – January 2017

The High Impact Articles column is a space where we highlight scientific publications by Malaysian authors. Do let us know via our contact form if you come across any high impact articles by Malaysian scientists and we will feature them in this section! Title of published […]

Microscale Chemistry: Small tools, big fun!

Microscale Chemistry: Small tools, big fun!

Microscale Chemistry was first introduced by Egerton Grey in 1928. However, this approach only started to gain interest 20 years ago.

SciMy Interview: Mr Mohd Izmir Yamin of the Malaysian Independence-X team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

SciMy Interview: Mr Mohd Izmir Yamin of the Malaysian Independence-X team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

The Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) is the largest incentive competition of all time, aiming to reward the brightest minds of space entrepreneurs to create a new era of economical and easy access to the Moon. Our correspondent, Dr. New Jaa Yien, spoke to the Malaysian team of Independence-X Team, currently led by the Founder and CEO of Independence-X Aerospace Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Mohd. Izmir Yamin, on the team’s progress in racing to the final stage of the competition.

SciMy Interview: Professor Mark Stoneking (Part II)

SciMy Interview: Professor Mark Stoneking (Part II)

Professor Mark Stoneking is a world-renowned geneticist in the field of human evolution. He (along with Professor Rebecca Cann and the late Professor Allan Wilson) is known for proposing the Mitochondrial Eve hypothesis in 1987. We caught up with Prof. Stoneking while he was in Malaysia to give a talk at the Monash University Malaysia in March 2015. This is part II of the interview.