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Meet The Asian American ‘Martians’ Behind NASA’s Perseverance Rover

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The successful landing of the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars on Thursday after its 293 million-mile journey from Earth was made possible by a team of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines, including several Asian Americans.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) managed and operated in California by Caltech under NASA, employs a number of Asian American specialists who made notable contributions to the Mars 2020 mission. 

HK Scientists Develop Antibiotics Powerful Enough to Kill the World’s Strongest Superbugs

A team of bacteriologists from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have made a medical breakthrough with a new class of antibiotics powerful enough to neutralize drug-resistant superbugs.

The team, led by Dr. Ma Fong, Assistant Professor in Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, is comprised of experts from PolyU and the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Japanese Scientists Test Nasal Spray That May Alleviate Symptoms of Autism

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Japanese scientists are currently testing a nasal spray that could reportedly alleviate symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost one in every 100 people in Japan have.

Common symptoms of the disorder include difficulties in social interactions, emotional understanding, and communication. While some affected children are often taught the skills necessary to cope in the form of special therapies, adults do not have as many options.

China’s Most Famous Celebrity Dog Has Been Cloned for $55,000

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Juice – or Guozhi in Mandarin – who is regarded as one of the most famous dogs in showbusiness after starring in several movies and television productions, was just cloned by his owner.

Beijing-based animal trainer, and Juice’s owner, He Jun, wanted his dog to live on despite its growing age. He found the solution to this problem was to clone the mutt with the help of Sinogene, China’s first ever biotech company, according to Reuters.