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Dengue treatment advances in animal trials
by Sara Hussein - March 16, 2023 - 10:56am
A new dengue treatment that could become the first to prevent and treat the virus has proven effective in initial trials in monkeys, according to new research.
'Love hormone'? Not so fast, new study suggests
by Sara Hussein - January 28, 2023 - 10:39am
The "love hormone" oxytocin has long been thought key to behaviors including pairing up with a partner and nurturing offspring, but a new study in prairie voles is raising doubts.
'More the merrier': Asia tourist hubs ready for China influx
by Sara Hussein - January 6, 2023 - 1:34pm
In Tokyo's Asakusa tourist district, caricaturist Masashi Higashitani is dusting off his Chinese as he prepares for an influx of travellers after Beijing ends inbound quarantine rules.
Alzheimer's drug data shows results but also risks
by Sara Hussein - December 1, 2022 - 7:22am
Experts hailed full data Wednesday showing a new drug can slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients, but warned improvements were comparatively small and the treatment can have serious side effec...
Human brain cells implanted in rats offer research gold mine
by Sara Hussein - October 13, 2022 - 8:38am
Scientists have successfully implanted and integrated human brain cells into newborn rats, creating a new way to study complex psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism, and perhaps eventually test...
Japan honors assassinated Abe at controversial funeral
by Sara Hussein - September 27, 2022 - 7:17am
Thousands of Japanese and foreign dignitaries gather in Tokyo on Tuesday to honor assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe, at a rare state funeral that has sparked controversy and protest.
Japan mourns as body of assassinated PM Abe returns to Tokyo
by Sara Hussein - July 9, 2022 - 8:49am
Japan on Saturday mourned the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, whose body was being moved to Tokyo from the western town where he was gunned down at close range on the campaign trail.
Shinzo Abe: Japan's longest-serving prime minister
by Sara Hussein - July 8, 2022 - 12:28pm
Shinzo Abe smashed records as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, championing ambitious economic reform and forging key diplomatic relationships while weathering scandals.
Former Japan PM Abe 'in grave condition' after shooting
by Sara Hussein - July 8, 2022 - 11:07am
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was showing no vital signs after apparently being shot at a campaign event in the Nara region on Friday, local media reported.
Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China
by Sara Hussein - May 24, 2022 - 8:27am
The summit of the so-called Quad grouping takes place with Beijing beefing up its military and carrying out exercises and manoeuvres around disputed territory, including Taiwan.
Spinal cord implant helps paralyzed patients walk again
by Sara Hussein - February 8, 2022 - 8:58am
"It was a very emotional experience," Roccati told journalists of the first time the electrical pulses were activated and he took a step.
Global COVID deaths cross 4 million as outbreaks surge in Asia
by Sara Hussein - July 8, 2021 - 5:39pm
The global COVID-19 death toll has crossed four million, with the worst of the pandemic only just starting to hit some parts of the Asia-Pacific and cases rising again in the United States.
New embryo models offer hope for research on miscarriages, birth defects
by Sara Hussein - March 18, 2021 - 5:10pm
Scientists have generated early-stage human embryo models that could help shed light on the "black box" of initial human development stages and improve research on pregnancy loss and birth defects.
First Arab space mission to Mars launches from Japan
by Sara Hussein - July 20, 2020 - 7:52am
The first Arab space mission to Mars blasted off Monday aboard a rocket from Japan, after weather delays set back the launch of the probe dubbed "Hope."
Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?
by Sara Hussein - April 2, 2020 - 12:44pm
The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped...
Cleaner hands, bluer skies: what has COVID-19 done for us?
by Sara Hussein - March 25, 2020 - 10:54am
From better hygiene that has reduced other infectious diseases to people reaching out as they self-isolate, here are some slivers of silver linings during a bleak moment.
Love boat: Valentine's Day on a quarantine cruise
by Sara Hussein - February 14, 2020 - 12:07pm
"Cupid's avocado" for dinner, heart-shaped messages for the crew, but also painful separation: for those trapped on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, Friday is no ordinary Valentine's Day.
Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35
by Sara Hussein - October 14, 2019 - 10:16am
More than 110,000 rescuers, including 31,000 troops, worked through the night and into Monday, a national holiday, searching for people trapped by the disaster.
Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time
by Sara Hussein - August 1, 2019 - 5:32pm
Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country.
Breakthrough technique eradicates Zika and dengue-carrying mosquitoes — study
by Sara Hussein - July 25, 2019 - 9:52pm
The method got remarkable results as the number of hatched mosquito eggs plunged by 94%.
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