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a person in black shirt and pink pants fumigates a red brick pathway to control mosquitoes in the fight against Dengue virus.
European Medicines Agency Recommends Approving Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine
In clinical trials, the new inoculation demonstrated greater protection for children and people older than 45 than the existing dengue vaccine.
European Medicines Agency Recommends Approving Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine
European Medicines Agency Recommends Approving Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine

In clinical trials, the new inoculation demonstrated greater protection for children and people older than 45 than the existing dengue vaccine.

In clinical trials, the new inoculation demonstrated greater protection for children and people older than 45 than the existing dengue vaccine.

Indonesia
Countless bats swarming in the evening dusk
Bat Coronaviruses May Infect Tens of Thousands of People Yearly
Andy Carstens | Aug 10, 2022 | 2 min read
Parts of Southeast Asia where human and bat population densities are highest could be infection hotspots, a study finds.
shrew
Researchers Identify 14 New Shrew Species 
Chloe Tenn | Jan 5, 2022 | 2 min read
The discovery, made on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, constitutes an exceptionally high number of new mammals to be described in a single paper.
Colorized satellite image of milky sea
Milky Seas Can Be Spotted from Space
Connor Lynch | Nov 1, 2021 | 5 min read
Analysis of data from a new satellite sensor helps researchers detect large patches of bioluminescence in the oceans faster than ever before.
Opening of Leang Panninge cave in Indonesia
7,200-Year-Old Skeleton Offers Clues to Early Human Migration
Catherine Offord | Aug 29, 2021 | 2 min read
Analysis of DNA from remains found in an Indonesian cave provides new insight into human movements among the islands between East Asia and Australia.
a large intersection with an obelisk in the middle, with buildings and mountains in the background
Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes Stymie Dengue’s Spread: Study
Shawna Williams | Jun 10, 2021 | 2 min read
Randomized, controlled research conducted in an Indonesian city confirms the reduction in cases seen with previous observational work.
Ten Bird Species Newly Identified on Indonesian Islands
Emily Makowski | Jan 10, 2020 | 1 min read
Flycatchers, warblers, and more were spotted in a biodiverse region known as Wallacea.
Image of the Day: Seeing is Bee-lieving
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 22, 2019 | 1 min read
Four decades after it was thought to have disappeared in the wild, scientists have found a single female Wallace’s giant bee in Indonesia.
Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Apr 25, 2018 | 1 min read
A unique courtship dance clued researchers in to the fact that they had a new species on their hands.
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 19, 2018 | 4 min read
The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 2, 2017 | 2 min read
The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered. 
Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago
Shawna Williams | Aug 9, 2017 | 2 min read
Tooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.
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