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Nature Publishing Group
19 Apr 2006
Human societies are notable for cooperation, but the origins of this behaviour are confusing. As the 20-year anniversary of Chernobyl approaches, Nature investigates the health effects of radioactive fallout. The process of protein degradation and clearance of cellular components may be more important than was previously understood
Nature Publishing Group
19 Apr 2006
Summaries of newsworthy stories from Nature Vol 440, No 7087 Dated 20 April 2006 including Evolutionary pathways lead to same destination and Invisible skeleton
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
19 Apr 2006
Researchers from the International Islamic University won 8 medals at the recent 34th Geneva International Invention Exposition including 2 Golds and 6 Silvers.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
18 Apr 2006
There will be a media briefing on the Partnership and the two research projects at the Friendship Hotel, Bai Shi Qiao Road, Haidian District, Beijing on Tuesday evening, April 25th, 2006, 5.30 – 6.30PM. IDRC representatives and key national officials and researchers will be available for interview by the press.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
18 Apr 2006
ICARDA seeks a Grants Management Officer
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
18 Apr 2006
ICARDA seeks a Range Ecology and Management Specialist
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
17 Apr 2006
The invention involves the use of new methods to allow the visually impaired to sense the embossed braille on a garment as a guide to identify the features of the textile product.
Keio University
17 Apr 2006
The Center follows the university’s overall research policy as authorized by the Organization for Research Advancement and Administration (ORAA). It also acts as a primary point of contact for any inquires concerning future industry-government-academia collaboration with Keio University.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
16 Apr 2006
Typhoid is a major public health problem caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi and transmitted via food. The current method for diagnosis of typhoid carriers takes 2-7 days, has low isolation rate and labour intensive. This EZTYPHI Carrier DNA kit will be able to do this in a single tube within 3 hours and is cost effective.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
14 Apr 2006
Unlikely to infect people; Bird flu, rates, oil pose risks Asia’s growth; Outbreak in Myanmar raises alarm; Viet Nam can’t be over-confident; Restoring wetlands key..; Britain's method questioned; Egypt - 12th case; Indonesia's 33rd case; Thailand 'clean' but spreading; China, markets worry; Bird flu seen unlikely in Japan sparrow deaths
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
13 Apr 2006
IDRC would like to appoint a local writer who is based in Jakarta to participate in the project described below.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
13 Apr 2006
Aged and weak patients, for instance, often face serious difficulty in putting on the hospital gown and tying up the strings (behind them), by themselves. This work won 2 prestigious certificates at the 2006 Geneva International Inventions Expo.
Nature Publishing Group
13 Apr 2006
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) today announce the appointment of Dr Dangsheng Li as the new Deputy-Editor-in-Chief for China’s premier life science journal, Cell Research (CR).
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
13 Apr 2006
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce its support of the Asia Research Partnership on Pandemic Influenza. Pandemic experts, scientists and Asian national granting councils will meet in Beijing, China, on April 24-26 to formalize the Partnership.
Nature Publishing Group
12 Apr 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. Vol.440 No.7086 Dated 13 April 2006 including Watching synpases at work; The ‘impossible’ microbes; Doting mums let their kids eat them; The gas that won't settle down; A new spin on Vega; Catfish hunts on land
Nature Publishing Group
12 Apr 2006
A new idea about why the experimental antibody drug TGN1412 had devastating effects on humans that had not been seen in animal tests is put forward in an exclusive special news report by Nature this week.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
12 Apr 2006
All the eight products exhibited by UNIMAS at the 34th Geneva International Invention Exposition 5 – 9 April 2006, received awards. Apart from winning 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medals, UNIMAS was the only Malaysian university participant accredited with Special Certificates for Excellent Achievement.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
11 Apr 2006
eInfoC is a Web-based Information Centre that specialises in publishing, promoting, and marketing electronic contents. This Universiti Utara Malaysia initiative enables authors to receive payment through many different methods including SMS with an electronic receipt system.
Asia Research News
09 Apr 2006
The Grand Prix of the 34th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products was awarded by the International Jury to researchers from the Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology, for their manufacturing process for organic medical material which does not damage or discolour and produces no toxic gases during sterilisation
Nature Publishing Group
09 Apr 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers published online on 9 April 2006 by Nature and the Nature Research Journals
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
09 Apr 2006
3 bird flu cases confirmed in Burkina Faso; Indonesia bird flu death confirmed; Cat bird flu risks 'overlooked'; Germany confirms bird flu in fowl; Bird Flu reaches UK; Egypt Says Third Person Dies of Bird Flu
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
06 Apr 2006
Global medical network presents wide-ranging initiatives for improving public health worldwide
University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center
05 Apr 2006
The Four Faces of Woman Dance-Exhibit is a celebration of women’s achievements, strengths, and qualities in commemoration of International Women’s Month 2006, and also a significant way to usher in another milestone in the year following the centennial of the Philippine feminist movement. Pictures attached.
Nature Publishing Group
05 Apr 2006
Summary of newsworthy papers from Nature vol.440, no.7085, 6 April 2006, includes Anthropology: Neolithic dental drill; Genetics: Genome of wastewater-treatment bacterium extracted from the sludge; Development: Motor protein drives asymmetry; Materials science: Liquid silicon for spray-on chips; Escapologist worms show how to burrow out of trouble
Nature Publishing Group
05 Apr 2006
A remarkable new fossil published in Nature provides spectacular insight into a major evolutionary transition — when fish first transformed their fins into limbs, opening up the prospect of a migration on to land.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
04 Apr 2006
IPv6 over Fiber is a project to make use of the IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) technology for the benefit of Internet communities. IPv6 provides strength over IPv4 in terms of address space, option support and security
Universiti Sains Malaysia
04 Apr 2006
Interesting features of TiO2 coated bioplastic - Antimicrobial, Biodegradable, Decolorisation, Cost-effective, Eco and user friendly.
Nature Publishing Group
03 Apr 2006
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced today that it will be opening two new divisions - NPG India, based in Gurgaon, and NPG Latin America/Spain, based in Mexico City. Along with the recently transformed NPG Nature Asia-Pacific, the new organizations will focus on publishing initiatives in their respective regions.
Keio University
03 Apr 2006
Each organization's resources (including technology, human resources and facilities) will be utilized in the area of information and communications, with a focus on fields such as broadband communications, ubiquitous computing and IP networking.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
03 Apr 2006
World GDP is estimated to increase by 3.2 per cent in 2005, down from 3.8 in 2004, the slowdown stemming from a deceleration in industrial production and global trade. The turnaround was widespread, reaching virtually every economic region......