Category Archives: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

USM STUDENT WINS BEST POSTER AWARD AT ASIA-PACIFIC AQUACULTURE (APA) 2017 CONFERENCE

USM STUDENT WINS BEST POSTER AWARD AT ASIA-PACIFIC AQUACULTURE (APA) 2017 CONFERENCE USM, PENANG, 3 October 2017 – Saadiah Ibrahim, a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Dr. Ng Wing Keong from the Fish Nutrition Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has won the Student Best Poster Award at the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Aquaculture… Read More »

Scientists call for Caution as Deadly box Jellyfish found off Penang’s coast

Scientists call for Caution as Deadly box Jellyfish found off Penang’s coast Their venom causes Irukandji Syndrome, which includes severe hypertension, extreme lower back pain, nausea, vomiting, intense cramps, breathing difficulty and heart failure. While not as lethal as the Australian Box Jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri), which can kill an adult human in three minutes, they are still life-threatening… Read More »

Expert: Treat Stings with Vinegar, not Urine or Water

Expert: Treat Stings with Vinegar, not Urine or Water GEORGE TOWN: Never use urine to ease a jellyfish sting. The best first aid treatment is vinegar, said Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) director Prof Datuk Dr Aileen Tan. “Vinegar will stop any stingers still stuck on the victim’s body from firing more venom,” she said. She… Read More »