Sara Hussein
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Hotter, drier, sicker? How a changing planet drives disease
by Sara Hussein - May 13, 2024 - 9:14am
Humans have made our planet warmer, more polluted and ever less hospitable to many species, and these changes are driving the spread of infectious disease.
School's out: How climate change threatens education
by Sara Hussein - May 9, 2024 - 1:30pm
Record-breaking heat last month that prompted governments in Asia to close schools offers fresh evidence of how climate change is threatening the education of millions of children.
Self-care: Orangutan seen apparently treating wound
by Sara Hussein - May 4, 2024 - 5:55pm
Scientists have observed an orangutan applying medicinal herbs to a face wound in an apparently successful attempt to heal an injury, the first time such behavior has been recorded.
The heatwave baking parts of Asia
by Sara Hussein - April 30, 2024 - 4:02pm
Large swaths of Asia are sweltering through a heatwave that has topped temperature records from Myanmar to the Philippines and forced millions of children to stay home from school.
World 'failing' on pledge to stop deforestation by 2030
by Sara Hussein - October 24, 2023 - 12:21pm
The world is "failing" on a pledge to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030, with global losses increasing last year, a group of NGOs and researchers warned Tuesday.
Lab-grown human 'embryos' offer new research hope
by Sara Hussein - September 13, 2023 - 12:24pm
The research "is a step towards opening a window on the period of human development where many pregnancies fail and which has been really difficult to study up until now."
Rice price spike offers preview of climate food disruption
by Sara Hussein - September 13, 2023 - 6:13am
A 15-year high in rice prices, prompted by top exporter India's restrictions on overseas sales, should be a wake-up call on how climate change can disrupt food supplies, experts say.
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.
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