‘Eureka’ moment for scientists who saw beyond the oil

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BY MAHALETCHUMY ARUJANAN

SERENDIPITY in research is every scientist’s dream. For Dr Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi and her co-researchers, it is not just serendipitous research but spontaneous thinking and capturing what missed the attention of many.

Ravigadevi and team at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board were the first scientists in the world to make a major discovery of