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Universiti Sains Malaysia
11 Sep 2007
Producing food for the increasing human population generally results in increased use of pesticides, which is finding its way into drinking water supplies. This research is proven to filter up to 85 % of dimethoate and more than 95% of atrazine.
UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme
11 Sep 2007
This e-primer introduces policy makers and development practitioners to the application of different information and communications technology (ICT) for disaster management, with case studies from the Asia-Pacific region.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
09 Sep 2007
In rice-producing Malaysia, rice bran is a rice-milling by-product that is normally considered wasteful. However, researchers at University Putra Malaysia have developed antioxidant neutraceutical formulations from rice bran oil and palm oil.
Nature Publishing Group
09 Sep 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Adding a pinch of sugar, Watching protein-cutting enzymes in action, Muscle metabolism and human evolution, The political brain, Dialling up damage responders and Stem cells have nervous impulses
RIKEN
09 Sep 2007
Two researchers from RIKEN’s SPring-8 Center in Harima have demonstrated the conversion of x-rays into longer wavelengths that preserves some of their useful properties, such as high spatial resolution.
RIKEN
09 Sep 2007
A three-component catalytic system enables the formation of carbon–fluorine bonds at precise positions in organic molecules
RIKEN
09 Sep 2007
Researchers find superconductivity in a material typically used as cement
Nature Publishing Group
05 Sep 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Killer asteroid shower identified, Protein duo make up tip links, Clue to HIV vaccine success, Materials: Tickle me!, SYNERGY sheds light on gene evolution, Symbiotic evolution: Host genes incorporated and finally… Jaws II
Nature Publishing Group
05 Sep 2007
As the economical and technological growth of China increases exponentially, the country has a great opportunity to become an environmentally clean society.
Nature Publishing Group
05 Sep 2007
Information from distant seismic events is revealing a complex picture of the tectonic plate boundary in southeast China
University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center
04 Sep 2007
The exhibition will feature photographs taken by anthropologist Francisco A. Datar during the course of his fieldwork at, as well as some ethnographic materials loaned from the island-town of Capul in Northern Samar, Philippines. (Pictures are available on request)
University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center
04 Sep 2007
The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center (UPVM) opened El Poeta del Color: Amorsolo in the Vargas Collection at the Kawilihan Gallery (2/F) on 18 June 2007, in time for the official celebration of the University of the Philippines’ 2008 Centenary, and will run until 7 October 2007. (Pictures are available on request)
UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme
04 Sep 2007
This APDIP e-Note intends to give a brief introduction to government interoperability frameworks (GIFs), explain how they are classified and provide details of their common features. It also discusses the importance of open standards in GIFs and why governments should consider open standards seriously when designing or evaluating their GIFs.
The Asian Institute of Technology
04 Sep 2007
Asian Institute of Technology aims to focus its work on six areas : information and communications technology for development; food and aquatic systems (bio-resources); urban and rural sustainability (climate change); the Asian model of management; water; and robotic and sensor networks for an intelligent environment.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
03 Sep 2007
The eBario’s project won international acclaim for the innovative application of ICT to sustain social and economic development in rural communities. The research team was recently awarded a RM4 million grant to replicate the eBario project in five remote sites in Malaysia.
Tokyo University of Science
03 Sep 2007
The advanced international collaboration program proposed by the Tokyo University of Science has been selected for adoption under the Program to Promote Internationalization of University Education (Support for Pioneering International Collaboration) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for FY2007.
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Asia Research News
02 Sep 2007
Do you use ICT in your teaching or in your education work? Are you using it in an innovative way? If so, you might be eligible for an award from UNESCO Bangkok!
Keio University
02 Sep 2007
On the occasion of President Anzai’s first visit to India, and to begin strengthening its academic ties in that country, Keio University established 11 partnerships with Indian institutions:
Nature Publishing Group
02 Sep 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Neurodegeneration: Prion structure unfolds, New drug to treat schizophrenia, Adult stem cell with muscle, The genetics of human height, Stop that itch!, Restraining allergic responses
Nanyang Technological University
02 Sep 2007
Researchers from NTU have come up with a new nanotechnology process that enables smaller and faster computer chips to be built.
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02 Sep 2007
Information and Communication Technologies have revolutionised our lives in many ways and promise to continue doing so. This section will highlight ICT research and experts featured on ResearchSEA including the latest technologies and ICT for Development
RIKEN
01 Sep 2007
Neurobiologists from Japan and the US have identified a signaling system functioning during vertebrate development that controls the proper positioning of cells giving rise to future olfactory neurons, and their eventual correct wiring to the brain.
RIKEN
01 Sep 2007
Researchers from the RIKEN SPring-8 Center in Harima and from the universities of Tsukuba and Tokyo have demonstrated that laser light of a single wavelength can induce reversible transformations in the molecular bond, leading to changes in a material’s magnetic properties.
RIKEN
01 Sep 2007
Japanese researchers may have found a simple solution to the problem of keeping human embryonic stem (hES) cells alive after dissociation of the embryo into individual cells.
University of the Philippines Diliman
30 Aug 2007
Nineteen species of arrow worms (chaetognaths) belonging to 3 genera were identified from samples collected along the Pacific Coast and the internal waters of the Philippines. The distribution of the species indicates that strong currents flow from the Pacific Ocean towards the Visayan Sea.
University of the Philippines Diliman
30 Aug 2007
Determination of the diet composition of 15 fish species in the Visayan Sea reveals unlimited food resources and a wide range of habitats available to fish communities.
University of the Philippines Diliman
30 Aug 2007
Researchers at the University of the Philippines have found that mass or individual selection may not be the best method for improving the traits for sea urchin populations. Genetic improvement of performance traits is important for growth, survival and economic gains to the fish farmer.
University of the Philippines Diliman
30 Aug 2007
Three management schemes were applied to mangrove forests in five municipalities in Lingayen Gulf. The schemes were successful in improving the mangrove forest conditions but encountered setbacks due to financial limitations and minimal community participation.
UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme
29 Aug 2007
This APDIP e-Note explores the benefits of using FOSS applications in telecentres with case studies from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Aug 2007
Warm gas blanket for a baby star, Plants’ contribution to climate change effects, Type 2 diabetes all in the mind?, Volcanoes and the evolution of atmospheric oxygen levels, MicroRNA involved in embryonic patterning, Childhood game lends biodiversity insights, Flies can 'taste' fizzy drinks and The origins of the orchid