[MEDIA RELEASE] E-estidotmy: Going Digital in Communicating Science

What was formerly known as estidotmy, a collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Utusan Malaysia, is now e-estidotmy, a virtual platform to promote the sciences. The website is a collaborative effort between the Academy, the Young Scientists Network- the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM), Science Media Centre Malaysia, National STEM Association and Pusat STEM Negara.

[MEDIA RELEASE] ‘PANAS! Climate Change Stories in Malaysia’ Project Launched

Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia, in collaboration with British High Commission Kuala Lumpur and EcoKnights, invites Malaysian journalists, writers and content creators to produce local Malaysian stories on climate change in the ‘PANAS! Climate Change Stories in Malaysia’ project.

[KENYATAAN MEDIA] Lebih separuh rakyat Malaysia tidak mempunyai pengetahuan asas tentang vaksin COVID-19

Hasil kajian yang dilakukan oleh sekumpulan penyelidik daripada Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) baru-baru ini mendedahkan bahawa hanya 43% daripada responden kajian mempunyai pengetahuan asas yang baik tentang vaksin COVID-19.

[MEDIA RELEASE] Trust The Shot: The Petri Dish’s awareness campaign on vaccinations

To counter the spread of misinformation and a lack of public awareness on vaccinations, The Petri Dish launched a campaign named TrustTheShot which seeks to collate credible and science-based information on vaccines and disseminate this information to the public.

[MEDIA RELEASE] All Levels of Society Must Comply with SOPs – AMM

The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) urged the government to enforce mandatory quarantine in designated quarantine centres for Sabah returnees. It has been proven in other countries, such as China and Singapore where compliance rates are high, that home quarantines are not as effective in curbing spread.

[MEDIA RELEASE] Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease – UN

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September.

[MEDIA RELEASE] What is Your Breast Cancer Risk Score? Genetic Tool Predicts Breast Cancer Risks in Asians

A ground-breaking genetic study in Asian women led by Malaysian scientists in collaboration with Singapore and the University of Cambridge revealed that a genetics tool developed to help European women assess breast cancer risk also works in Asian women.

[MEDIA RELEASE] Impact of COVID-19 on Hepatitis Elimination

Viral hepatitis is a communicable disease that can cause serious liver damage and liver cancer. Deaths from viral hepatitis, the majority (96%) are due to hepatitis B and C, are rising worldwide compared to the downward trend for the other three most common causes of communicable diseases. However, hepatitis is preventable, treatable, and for Hepatitis C, curable with timely treatment.

[MEDIA RELEASE] WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19

These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care. Solidarity trial investigators will interrupt the trials with immediate effect.

[MEDIA RELEASE] Gut feeling is real science: Know your microbiome!

Did you know that more than half of your body is not human? The human cells make up roughly less than half of the body’s total cell count, while the rest are microbes. To understand the other half of ourselves, the Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia organised a webinar “Gut feeling is real science: Know your microbiome!” in conjunction with World Microbiome Day 2020 which was celebrated worldwide on Saturday, June 27.