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  • Thailand News

    Hot food trends: Healthy eating on a budget

    In a world plagued by inflation, skyrocketing living costs, and the constant struggle to stay healthy, renowned nutrition expert Associate Professor Chalat Santivarangkna from Mahidol University reveals what our plates will look like in the coming year. This year is set to be the year of plant-powered living, with Professor Chalat predicting a surge in plant-based diets. He attributes this…

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    Sound investment: Thai benefactors hit the high notes with Mahidol University’s new musical theatre

    A new musical theatre has been unveiled at the College of Music, Mahidol University, made possible with the backing of benefactors Dr Somsak and Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul. The Black Box Theater by Dr Somsak & Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul was inaugurated by Khunying Patama, accompanied by esteemed guests like Prasop Riangngoen, the Director of the Office of Contemporary Arts and Culture from…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s healthcare sector transformed by AI innovations

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming Thailand’s healthcare sector, with innovative solutions designed to enhance patient care, ease the workload of medical professionals, and address the specialist shortage. In a collaboration aimed at advancing medical treatment, public hospitals, state agencies, and local startups are joining hands to develop AI-based healthcare products and services. These advancements are expected to boost the…

  • Thailand News

    Protein foam to boost elderly nutrition unveiled by researchers

    A research group at Mahidol University has unveiled a novel plant-based protein supplement aimed at bolstering the protein consumption of the elderly. The supplement, a foam protein derived from Thailand’s acclaimed Hom Mali rice, is designed for effortless consumption. Warangkana Srichamnong, assistant director of the Institute of Nutrition and spearhead of the foam protein project, explained the simplicity of its…

  • Health

    Eat your vegetables! Or don’t, with this new sauce

    Science has come up with a solution for all the vegetable haters out there – “Sauce Son Phak” (vegetables hidden in sauce). This new product, developed by Innobic (Asia), the life science branch of oil and gas titan PTT, in collaboration with researchers at Mahidol University, is for all the people who would rather eat dirt than vegetables. According to…

  • Health

    Thai researchers find empty palm fruit bunches effective at delivering targeted anti-cancer medicine

    Thai researchers from a top university in Thailand are using empty palm fruit bunches for the targeted delivery of anti-cancer medicines to colon cancer patients. Researchers from Mahidol University’s Faculty of Engineering and the National Science and Technology Development Agency’s National Nanotechnology Centre developed the new method by innovating the synthesis of “fluorescent carbon dots” derived from empty palm fruit…

  • Covid-19 News

    Study: vaccines prevented nearly half a million deaths in Thailand

    Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, 31,031 people have died in Thailand from the virus, but a research team suggest that it could have been much worse without vaccines. The team from Mahidol University suggested that, without a vaccination programme in place, Thailand would likely have seen another 490,000 deaths. The MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis compile…

  • Thailand News

    Student association at Mahidol University decides to end “sexist” beauty pageant

    The Mahidol University Student Association has decided to put an end to an in-house beauty pageant that judges contestants solely on their looks. According to a Bangkok Post report, the human rights activist Wasan Paileeklee supports the decision, saying students can now focus on organising competitions that reward intellectual ability, provided these meet with public approval. “The beauty contests may…

  • Bangkok News

    University in Bangkok developing new gel to treat cancer

    A university in Bangkok is working on an exciting new potential cancer treatment. Mahidol University and Ramathibodi Hospital are collaborating to develop a biopolymer gel with a drug that can be directly injected into a brain tumour without affecting the surrounding area of the brain. This news comes after the two institutions have been collaborating on the potential treatment for…

  • Thailand News

    Mahidol University’s Faculty of Dentistry patents mouthwash they claim reduces chances of spreading Covid

    There may be a new way to reduce your risk of contracting Covid besides washing your hands, social distancing, and following Covid safe sex guidelines. Mahidol University’s Faculty of Dentistry has recently patented a mouthwash that reduces the user’s chances of spreading Covid by targeting their saliva. The mouthwash was created by researchers at Mahidol University’s Faculty of Tropical Medicine…

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    Human trials for nasal spray vaccines scheduled for end of 2021

    Government officials announced today that 2 Covid vaccines that are delivered via a nasal spray and are homegrown in Thailand are going to start human trials… by the end of 2021. Officials say the vaccines already had promising results using mice. The nasal spray was developed by the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek says…

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    Nakhon Sawan farmers make large profits growing fingerroot as Covid cure

    While the science may be on the fence, herbal extracts are still growing in popularity as a Covid treatment. krachai khao, AKA fingerroot is providing generous returns for growers in Nakhon Sawan, a northern Thai province. Sales are also booming for the extract of the green chiretta plant AKA fah talai jone, which is used in “traditional” medicine and is…

  • Covid-19 News

    Worst case scenario? 32,000 cases a day, says research

    The CCSA, referencing research by a professor from Mahidol University, says it’s possible, in a worst-case scenario, that Covid infections could hit 32,000 cases a day in 3 months. Dr Nuanchan Singkran’s research uses data as current as of July 17. It posits that if the handling of the situation is not improved, the daily infection rate could hit about…

  • Covid-19 News

    Water monitor lizard blood studied in Thailand for potential to treat cancer and Covid-19

    Asian water monitor lizard blood is being researched in Thailand for its medicinal properties and its potential to treat cancer and even Covid-19. The Thai government granted the Mahidol University permission to collect blood samples from the protected species and study proteins in the blood that contribute to the lizard’s immune defence. The large lizards, sometimes reaching 1.5 metres in…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok student with Covid travelled to Phuket

    A student from Nakhon Pathom province near Bangkok has tested positive for Covid-19 and his busy social calendar, including a holiday to Phuket, raises concern of spreading infections. The 19 year old man, studying at Mahidol University, site of a Thai Covid-19 vaccine in trials now, lives in a dorm on campus in Tambon Salaya of Buddha Monthon district, according…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Pro-democracy leaders denied bail for 5th time

    A group of pro-democracy protest leaders are being denied bail again for the 5th time by Thailand’s Criminal Court. The 4 leaders, known by their nicknames, as Penguin, Rung, Pai Dao Din, and Toto, were joined in court by attorneys and professors from Bangkok’s Mahidol and Thammasat University to request bail on the grounds that the leaders were still students…

  • Thailand News

    Attorney, university professors seek bail for leaders of pro-democracy Ratsadon group

    An attorney, along with university professors, are seeking the release of pro-democracy leaders from jail by requesting bail at Thailand’s Criminal Court. The attorney from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, Kritsadang Nutcharas, joined with professors from Bangkok’s Thammasat and Mahidol universities to request the release of 3 of the Ratsadon group’s core members. Kritsadang says the families of Rung, Penguin,…

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    Thailand News Today | Home-made Thai vaccine ready to start trials | February 11

    Thailand’s Health Minister, Anutin, is now claiming that the first stage of human trials of a locally-produced vaccine brew will get underway next month. The local Thai vaccine is a joint collaboration between the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation and the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University. It’s understood the vaccine has performed satisfactorily in animal testing, showing an ability to…