Editor's Choice: 120-year-old reaction reimagined + omicron

Micro-plastics cross blood brain barrier, Stomach cancer atlas, Omicron variant isolated, 120-year-old reaction turned on its head and Reporting through the coup, all in the December Editor's Choice. Plus our latest podcast: Decentralization and Democracy in Myanmar.

120-year-old reaction turned on its head

A new method for creating one of chemistry’s most widely used class of compounds could revolutionize industrial processes, making them cheaper, simpler and more environmentally friendly.

Stomach cancer atlas

The world’s largest analysis of gastric tumour cells provides a launch pad for scientists to plan more effective therapies.

New insights

Omicron variant isolated by HKU team

This is the first known research team in Asia to succeed in isolating the Omicron variant from clinical specimens.


Micro-plastics cross blood brain barrier

Experiments show microplastics ingested orally accumulate in the brain and act as neurotoxic substances.

Role in cell death

Beyond the Journal
The science of communication

Reporting through the coup

Frontier Myanmar remains committed to independent, in-depth journalism, overcoming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing political crackdown by the Burmese military following the February 1 coup.
Asia Research News Podcast

Decentralization and Democracy

Researchers discuss how decentralization could lead to peace for Myanmar. 

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