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On Monday, three Malaysian female scientists received prestigious research awards. TEE SHIAO EEK meets these passionate young women who are looking to science for answers to urgent medical needs.
THREE women scientists have raised the flag in Malaysia as the first to be granted national fellowships under the inaugural L'Oreal Malaysia For Women In Science (FWIS) programme.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three researchers who discovered telomerase, an enzyme key to aging and cancer, one who founded the field of cell biology and another who invented an important psychological treatment called cognitive therapy won the 2006 Lasker Awards for medical research on Saturday.
Nyon Mun Peak was among the youngest of the 15 scientists who were in Paris last month to receive fellowship grants under the 2006 L'Oreal-Unesco For Women In Science programme.
The idea of a programme to promote women in science came, aptly enough, from two women.
Many people still picture a man in a white lab coat at the mention of 'scientist'. A century after Marie Curie's great discoveries, that mental image is overdue for an update.