Month: January 2014

Scientific Malaysian Magazine Issue 7

Scientific Malaysian Magazine Issue 7

The 7th issue of Scientific Malaysian magazine is now published! As always, the magazine is free for all to download (members and non-members of Scientific Malaysian).

Welcome to Scientific Malaysian

Welcome to Scientific Malaysian

Scientific Malaysian is created as a platform to connect Malaysian scientific researchers across the world to discuss research issues in Malaysia, to promote collaboration and to establish network. Regardless of whether they are in the applied sciences (engineers, biomedical scientists) or pure sciences (biologists, chemists, […]

Help a Malaysian scientist study clues to skin cancer

Help a Malaysian scientist study clues to skin cancer

In 2005, Dr Keith Cheng’s lab at Penn State University, United States uncovered one of the most pervasive genetic mutations on SLC24A5, the contributor to the light skin color of Europeans. When compared to Africans, Europeans are 10-20 times more susceptible to the deadliest form of skin cancer—melanoma. Despite their similarly light skin color, East Asians have melanoma incidences similar to Africans. Dr Kai Chung Ang, a Malaysian postdoctoral researcher working at Cheng’s lab and his colleagues will be working on a project to understand this difference. To proceed with this research project, Dr Ang and his colleagues require funds to cover travel costs for their fieldwork.