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  • Devastating wheat fungus appears in Asia for first time

    On 26 April, a team led by microbial population geneticist Daniel Croll, who is at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, reported on github.com that the Bangladeshi wheat-blast strain is

  • Nepal

    Listening for landslides

    A year after a devastating earthquake triggered killer avalanches and rock falls in Nepal, scientists are wiring up mountainsides to forecast hazards.

  • India

    India needs home-grown GM food to stop starvation

    Indian scientists must develop domestic genetically modified crops rather than rely on unsuitable foreign technology.

  • Nepal

    Nepal earthquake caused fewer landslides than feared

    The devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal in April caused surprisingly few landslides, researchers say — confirming the early impressions of scientists who raced to map collapsed terrain

  • Nepal

    Tackle Nepal’s typhoid problem now

    The news that a promising vaccine has been tested against Ebola is very welcome. But, as we in Nepal know only too well, the development of a vaccine is no guarantee that it will be used. Back in 1987,

  • Myanmar

    Asian monsoons in a late Eocene greenhouse world

    The strong present-day Asian monsoons are thought to have originated between 25 and 22 million years (Myr) ago, driven by Tibetan–Himalayan uplift. However, the existence of older Asian monsoons and their

  • Persistent gut microbiota immaturity in malnourished Bangladeshi children

    Therapeutic food interventions have reduced mortality in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM), but incomplete restoration of healthy growth remains a major problem. The relationships between the

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