Science

Study: Bidi Smoking Costs India US$12 Billion A Year

Study: Bidi Smoking Costs India US$12 Billion A Year

AsianScientist (Jan. 2, 2019) – In a study published in the journal Tobacco Control, a researcher in India has highlighted the economic costs of smoking bidi—an inexpensive cigarette consisting of unprocessed tobacco wrapped in leaves. Bidi is very popular in India, with 72 million regular users over the age of […]

When Keeping Cool, Socioeconomic Status Matters

When Keeping Cool, Socioeconomic Status Matters

AsianScientist (Jan. 2, 2018) – Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for heat relief, according to a study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). They published their findings in the journal Nature Communications. In Southeast Asia, climate models […]

Neutron Beam Sniffs Out Salty Concrete

Neutron Beam Sniffs Out Salty Concrete

AsianScientist (Jan. 2, 2019) – Researchers in Japan have developed a non-destructive method to measure salt content in structures such as bridges, tunnels, and elevated roadways, which can suffer from degradation due to exposure to salt from seawater and other sources. They reported their findings at the 18th JSMS Symposium […]

An Eye-Opening Stem Cell Discovery

An Eye-Opening Stem Cell Discovery

AsianScientist (Dec. 31, 2018) – Scientists in Japan have discovered a way to convert human pluripotent stem cells into various cell types in the human eye. They published their findings in the journal Cell Reports. Regenerative medicine is fast becoming a reality as scientists continue to find new ways to […]

Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2018 Year In Review

Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2018 Year In Review

AsianScientist (Dec. 31, 2018) – As 2018 draws to a close, Asian Scientist Magazine takes stock of some of the major milestones we’ve crossed, from hosting public education events to launching the book series and . Capturing the nuances of scientific research and translating it into something that the public […]