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Vol 25, No. 10, October 2021
An Inquiry into Life in the Universe
An Inquiry into Life in the Universe
As the world gears towards sustainability, Monique Suryokusumo from Monde Nissin Corporation shares about the current innovations...
Comets, Panspermia, Culture, and Prejudice
We often think that science in 2021 is free from any form of irrational prejudice and is based only on irrefutable fact
Adeno-Associated Virus: Next-Generation Drug Delivery for Neurodegenerative Diseases
In this article, we discuss the latest human gene therapy trials showing that delivering genes using the adeno-associated virus...
Bioprinting: What Does It Take To Create Functional Organs
To model or to function? Answering the million-dollar question of 3D bioprinting and regenerative medicine with leading experts...
Supporting Clinical Trails in Asia-Pacific With IQVIA Connected Intelligence™
An interview with Dr. Senthil Sockalingam, Head of IQVIA Biotech, JAPAC & Chief Medical Officer, APAC, IQVIA, on IQVIA’s...
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Vol 25, No. 10, October 2021
FEATURES  
An Inquiry into Life in the Universe
By Carmen Chan and Vanessa Lunardi
Are we alone in the Universe? How may life emerge elsewhere in the Cosmos? What is our future in the grand scheme of things? In this article, we dive into the field of astrobiology and planetary sciences and explore these questions in turn.
Comets, Panspermia, Culture, and Prejudice
By Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe
We often think that science in 2021 is free from any form of irrational prejudice and is based only on irrefutable fact. In this article, we show that this is far from being true in relation to the biggest questions of science, particularly those that relate to the origins of life.
COLUMNS  
Adeno-Associated Virus: Next-Generation Drug Delivery for Neurodegenerative Diseases
By Vanessa Lunardi
In this article, we discuss the latest human gene therapy trials showing that delivering genes using the adeno-associated virus into the brain can effectively and durably correct the pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegeneration.
EYE ON CHINA  
A New Bat-Inspired Airflow Sensor
Inspired by bats’ wing membranes, a newly developed flexible and self-adaptive airflow sensor displays potential for wearable electronics and contact-free manipulation.
A New Cell Factory for High-Purity DHA Production
A new metabolic engineering strategy was developed and may be used to produce designer oils for human nutritional supplements.
INSIDE INDUSTRY  
The World’s Smallest Off-The-Ear Sound Processor Launches in Singapore Improving Patient Diagnoses With Healthcare AI Illumina Reaffirms Commitment to the National Project of Bio Big Data in Korea
BIOBOARD  
How Stretchable Liquid Metal Antennas Can Match Deformations of Moving Organs
New flexible liquid metal antenna can conform to soft biological tissues and withstand extreme deformability, paving the way for better biomedical antenna implants.
Keeping Tabs on Your Blood Sugar With Self-Powered Diaper Sensors
New Molecular Computing Device Can Reconfigure Memories Like Human Brain
Invisibility Acquired! Artificial Camouflage Skin Can Mimic Surroundings In Real-Time
Smaller Than Dust, Voltage Like Triple a Battery: New Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications
NEWS CRUNCH  
news Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) 2021 — Shaping a Resilient and Sustainable Future
news TechInnovation 2021 Virtual Exhibition to Showcase Sustainable Energy, Food, and Healthcare Solutions
news A New Approach for Effective Gout Treatment
news TechInnovation Returns from 28 to 30 September 2021
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