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Doing Research in Myanmar

What does it take to rebuild a research culture? In our first episode, we delve into Doing Research in Myanmar: a systematic study of how social science research is produced, distributed and used in the country. We touch on historical context, as well as the main challenges and opportunities for restoring Myanmar's once robust research culture. We hear from local Myanmar and international researchers studying this issue: the Global Development Network and the Centre for Economic and Social Development; as well as the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Australian National University Myanmar Research Centre.


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Heroes falling through the cracks

Migrant workers are heroes of Myanmar's economy, but are facing extreme challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Myanmar's Centre for Economic and Social Development recommends policies to address the crisis. Produced by Asia Research News with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar initiative.


အမေ့ခံ သူရဲကောင်း ရွှေ့ပြောင်းလုပ်သားများ

မြန်မာ့စီးပွားရေးအတွက် သူရဲကောင်း ရွှေ့ပြောင်းအလုပ်သမားများ သင့်အကြောင်း ကြားလိုပါတယ်။ သုတေသနစာတမ်းကို ဝင်ရောက်ဖြေဆိုခြင်း (သို့) ကျွန်ုပ်တို့ကိုဆက်သွယ်ခြင်းဖြင့် မျှဝေလိုက်ပါ #ရွှေ့ပြောင်းလုပ်သားများ

Simple Organisms. Complex Behaviors.

Hokkaido University researcher Assistant Professor Yukinori Nishigami and his collaborators study the complex behavioral patterns of seemingly simple, single-celled ciliates. They found out that they employ only simple mechanosensing in a body of just the right shape to switch “intelligently” between swimming in bulk water to grazing for food on surfaces.




Can DNA Control Molecular Robots?

Hokkaido University scientists have devised a new method of using DNA to control molecular robots. Molecules swarm like a flock of birds, showing different patterns of movement when this method is applied.