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27 Jul 2016
Researchers in Malaysia have developed a new system that can lower room temperature in buildings.
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20 Jul 2016
A computer model that can “learn” similarly to the human brain could help water resource managers mitigate damage in cases of extreme flooding, according to research published in the Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology.
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11 Jul 2016
The recent Wimbledon and Euro 2016 season prompted operational research scientists in Malaysia and Australia to look at what happens when the rules of sport are changed or when existing rules lead to unforeseen consequences.
05 Jul 2016
A team of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researchers has succeeded in creating an independent sewerage treatment plant (i-STP), said to be the first of its kind in this country, for the treatment of sewerage in remote places and water villages.
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29 Jun 2016
Many young smokers in Malaysia start smoking when they are attending secondary school and rationalise that the benefits of smoking are greater than its risks, according to recent studies in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH).
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24 Jun 2016
A researcher in Malaysia has developed an adjustable tables where the front portion can be tilted for easy reading and writing in order to minimize the ergonomic health risks among school children.
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23 Jun 2016
Malaysian scientists have provided evidence that a widely used chemical is more toxic to certain blood cell precursors in the bone marrow than to others.
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23 Jun 2016
A comparative study by University of Malaya researchers highlighted the prominence of environmental aspects in building assessment themes in Malaysia. The study has been published in the journal Ecological Indicators, Volume 69.
13 Jun 2016
A lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia has won the prestigious FameLab science communication competition in Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
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07 Jun 2016
Asia has one of the lowest overall cancer rates globally, but cancer patients are more likely to die there than most other regions.
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06 Jun 2016
Researchers in Malaysia have found a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and depressive symptoms among urban Malaysian women, especially among the ethnic Malay and Indian women. The study was recently published in the journal of Public Health Nutrition, the official journal of The Nutrition Society.
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03 Jun 2016
Researchers report that a common bacterium infecting the human stomach has significant links with worsened symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
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03 Jun 2016
An infertile husband with immature sperm cells could still have a baby with his spouse, thanks to a ground-breaking technique used at the Chancellor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital (HCTM) in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
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02 Jun 2016
Mammal DNA detected from the guts of blowflies indicated the presence of 11 mammal species at two tropical forest reserves in Malaysia. This new tool could soon join the list of conventional mammal monitoring tools, such as camera traps, used by conservation biologists. The study has been published in the journal Genome.
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30 May 2016
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in producing a novel multi-purpose disposable Safety Syringe and a non-penetrative Vacuum Blood Container, or SJ-VacTube, the first to have been made in this country.
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29 May 2016
In a paper published in Genome, Malaysian and Chinese researchers recorded 74 species in the city parks of Shenzhen of the Pearl River Delta, one of the largest urban areas in the world. Of the butterfly species documented, almost a quarter were considered rare or uncommon species.
25 May 2016
PAUH PUTRA – A Senior Lecturer of the Department of Civil Engineering and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Dr. Farzad Hejaz, won four gold medals at the recently-concluded International Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX).
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20 May 2016
Commonly available eco-friendly plants and materials can be used to trap rice-crop-invading snails in place of chemicals, according to new research in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science.
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19 May 2016
Malaysian scientists are studying the use of graphene “nanoflakes” to create a new generation of enhanced lubricants for the automotive industry.
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17 May 2016
University of Malaya won a total of 9 awards at the International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX 2016) that was held at KLCC on 12-14 May 2016. A total of seven gold and two silver awards were given out to University of Malaya researchers.
06 May 2016
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) recently hosted leading researchers from the international campuses of the University of Nottingham in UK, China and Malaysia.
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04 May 2016
Researchers in Malaysia and Japan have found that birdcages kept at home may be a breeding site for mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus to humans.
03 May 2016
Pertanika’s growth continues in 2016 with the addition of two new journals. The first, aimed specifically at postgraduate students, was published late last year, while the second, a law journal, has been proposed for launching later in 2016.
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29 Apr 2016
Remote sensing data reveals land use and land cover changes over an 18-year period at one of the best-managed mangrove forests in the world.
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20 Apr 2016
Researchers are harnessing the energy of moving seawater that is being used to cool a power plant in Malaysia.
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19 Apr 2016
If Malaysia doesn’t take action to control its carbon emissions through a carbon tax, the damage caused by climate change over a 95-year period could cost the country more than 40 trillion Malaysian ringgits (US$9.1 trillion).
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18 Apr 2016
Malaysians should undergo screening for Colon Cancer once they reach the age of 40, says Gastroenterologist specialist Assoc Prof Dr. Raja Affendi Raja Ali of the Tuanku Muhriz Chancellor Hospital (HCTM).
13 Apr 2016
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) recently launched Centre of Sustainable Palm Oil Research (CESPOR), which focuses on improving the various aspects of the palm oil industry.
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13 Apr 2016
The KeepAble Cancer Community is a cancer survivorship research with aims to spread awareness and promote cancer-related engagement with the public. Its primary aim for survivors is to facilitate their community wellness engagement and meeting point for survivors reach out for support, during the survivorship phase where they adjust to a new norm.
Figure 1 - Novel palm oil-based polymers for different applications
12 Apr 2016
Palm oil is not a polymer; but through chemical reactions it can be converted to intermediates with different functional groups that could interact with other monomers, either through condensation reactions or free radical additions or a combination of both mechanisms to form novel materials with interesting properties and applications.


19 Apr 2006
Developing rural communities through ICT requires the networking of expertise in a variety of fields, and working together towards a common goal.
24 May 2006
The inaugural Penang International Postgraduate Convention will take place with the following conferences: 1st Health and Medical Science Conference; 3rd Life Sciences Postgraduate Conference; 1st Penang International Conference for Young Chemists
31 Jul 2006
The Eighth Biennial Conference of the Borneo Research Council (BRC) will take place in Kuching, Sarawak from July 31 to 1 August 2006. It will be jointly organised by BRC and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
06 Jun 2006
The Conference on Natural Resources in the Tropics is designed to bring out the latest R & D findings in the utilization and management of natural resources particularly in ASEAN countries to the private sector, researchers, academicians, managers of resources, industrialists and policy makers.
27 Feb 2006
One of the objectives of the workshop is to discuss new research in various areas of Malaysian studies undertaken particularly by younger scholars including graduate students
14 Jan 2006
Site characterisation traditionally relies on closely spaced boreholes, which is relatively expensive when compared to the use of subsurface geophysics used in conjunction with a few boreholes.
28 Nov 2005
Among the sub-themes include: sustainable development and water management, public awareness, water education, socio-economic and legal issues, the environment, engineering, modelling and traditional water management
26 Aug 2006
Honey is popular as a folk medicine. In recent years, honey has been investigated for use in scientific medicine including control of wound infection, prevention of post surgical wound infections, treatment of burns and diabetic foot, to name a few.
28 Nov 2005
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Giants in history

Malaysia’s first astrophysicist, Mazlan binti Othman (born 11 December 1951) was instrumental in launching the country’s first microsatellite, and in sending Malaysia’s first astronaut, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, into space.
Lim Boo Liat (21 August 1926 – 11 July 2020), a leading authority in the conservation of Malaysia’s biological diversity, had his initial interest in the outdoors piqued by nature lessons in school. Lim, who helped found the National Zoo of Malaysia and re-establish the Malaysian Nature Society, had a particular interest in researching zoonotic diseases associated with small animals.
Known as Mr. Natural Rubber, chemist and researcher B. C. Shekhar (17 November 1929 – 6 September 2006) introduced a number of technical innovations that helped put Malaysia’s natural rubber industry on the world map.
Wu Lien-teh (10 March 1879 – 21 January 1960) was a Malaysian-born doctor who invented a mask that effectively suppressed disease transmission. Winning the prestigious Queen’s Scholarship enabled Wu to become the first Chinese student to study medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Little is known about Ali, a teenager from Sarawak, Malaysia, who was chief assistant to the famous naturalist Alfred Wallace. Most of what is known comes from Wallace’s writings. Ali accompanied Wallace on expeditions throughout the Malay Archipelago from December 1855 to February 1862.
Susan Lim (14 February 1952 – 2 August 2014) was a Malaysian parasitologist who specialized in studying a class of flatworms, the Monogeans, which are parasites of fishes.