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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%.
Unknown human species that lived 50,000 years ago found in Philippines
by Sara Hussein - April 11, 2019 - 8:17am
The species, dubbed Homo luzonensis, is not a direct ancestor of modern day humans, but rather a distant ancient relative.
Forever young: study uncovers protein that keeps skin youthful
by Sara Hussein - April 4, 2019 - 1:34pm
Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein that encourages cell competition.
Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?
by Sara Hussein - March 24, 2019 - 9:26am
From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country's love affair with plastic.
Last orders as Tokyo's Tsukiji market relocates
by Sara Hussein - October 4, 2018 - 4:33pm
For decades, Tokyo's Tsukiji market has been the beating heart of a world-class culinary capital, supplying Michelin-starred chefs and drawing tourists who queue for hours to glimpse pre-dawn tuna auctions.
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