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National Media Development Center (NMDC)
01 Jul 2007
The activities include Media Treks to the Everest base camp for international journalists, training programmes for active journalists and basic journalism training in radio.
Gulf Research Center
28 Jun 2007
Unlike in the Gulf War, the medium for the Coalition's messages in 2003 was not exclusively CNN or the BBC; the Arab world had developed its own TV channels, and their reach and influence were to become an important dynamic in the conflict. The most influential of these were Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, and Abu Dhabi TV.
Nature Publishing Group
28 Jun 2007
Solutions to the Euler equations provide a means to study a wide range of physical phenomena, including natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, Scientists create a microemulsion of two ionic liquids and more.
Nature Publishing Group
28 Jun 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Evolution: Good genes gender specific?, Interstellar chemistry: Blowing in the wind, Optics: Nanowire light source and Geochemistry: Silicon in the Earth’s core
University of Bristol
28 Jun 2007
A £5 million programme to ensure that British higher education is equipped to compete globally in Chinese studies as that country rises in international importance was launched today by the universities of Bristol, Oxford and Manchester.
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26 Jun 2007
The symposium focuses on genomics and bioinformatics of influenza viruses, influenza transmission, human influenza, diagnosis, vaccine production and development, and its impact on socio-economy.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
25 Jun 2007
EEPSEA is inviting researchers from Southeast Asia to submit proposals for the November Competition. The Deadline for proposal submission is August 1. The guidelines for research proposal could be downloaded from www.eepsea.org
Nature Publishing Group
24 Jun 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Stellar weather, Omega 3 fatty acids may prevent eye disease, Tastier GM tomatoes?, How cancer cells keep their telomeres and Seeing histone tails specifically
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
22 Jun 2007
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) researchers prove their capability when grabs 3 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal in Invention & New Products Exposition 2007 (INPEX) exhibition. Known as America’s largest invention tradeshow, the event was held from 6th to 10th June 2007 at Expomart Hall, Pittsburgh, USA.
UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme
22 Jun 2007
Telecentres are being promoted as an answer to the problems of the digital divide as there are still large sections of society that do not enjoy access to ICTs and are therefore at risk of being excluded from the socio-economic benefits that such access brings. Telecentres have been springing up across developing Asia.
Keio University
22 Jun 2007
The Global COE Program aims to support the establishment of world-class education and research centers within Japanese universities with an eye to raising their competitiveness to the highest world level.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 Jun 2007
Pertanika is an international peer-reviewed leading journal in Malaysia which began publication in 1978. The journal publishes in three different areas- Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS); Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology (JST); and Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH).
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Asia Research News
22 Jun 2007
The Middle East Journal of Internal Medicine is a new peer-reviewed journal to meet the needs of physicians, scientists, policymakers, and the patients and communities they serve in the Middle-East. The Journal will begin publication, online, in Oct 2007.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
21 Jun 2007
Researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysia have developed a molecular carrier for immunogenic peptides which can be used for the development of multicomponent vaccines, diagnostic reagents and the delivery of novel therapeutics or drugs
Nature Publishing Group
21 Jun 2007
A tailor-made rubber capsule provides an alternative method for vitreous replacement, A gene involved in the development of gastric cancer has been identified, A large study of the Chinese population implies that psoriasis is caused by mutations in an immune-response gene and more
Nature Publishing Group
21 Jun 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Liquid mirror made for the Moon, Nitrification in the oceans — getting it right, Managing Amazonian rainforest regrowth, History of the Arctic Ocean and The rise of placental mammals
University of the Philippines Diliman
20 Jun 2007
The Philippine Intellectual Property Office issued last March 9, 2007 the utility model patent for the “Seaweed-based Air Freshener Gel” of Dr. Nemesio Montaño and Ms. Banaag Glorioso-Lajera. This utility model uses seaweeds as base material instead of the usual base in air freshener gels, which is carrageenan.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
19 Jun 2007
Researchers in UiTM has found an innovative solution to the increasing amount of plastic waste, they turn it into a piece of art. Meanwhile another group of researchers have come up with a low cost method to manufacture the expensive but very useful ceramic membrane by using solid waste from the sanitary industry.
Gulf Research Center
19 Jun 2007
The author, John Taylor, under secretary of Treasury for International Affairs (2001-2005), was largely responsible for the creation of teams of "financial warriors" -- an international coalition of mostly anonymous experts from state agencies, international financial institutions and private businesses.
Nature Publishing Group
18 Jun 2007
Today Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and partner organisations launch Nature Precedings http://precedings.nature.com, a free online service enabling researchers to rapidly share, discuss and cite early findings.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
18 Jun 2007
Have you ever heard of a town where the public phone booth was installed before people received water to their houses? This is the true story of the suffering from severe water shortage of the people of the Lebanese village of Tannoura in Rashaya Caza.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
18 Jun 2007
For IDRC, sharing the results of its research is a corporate imperative as much as a programming choice. Through this two-CD set, we extend the reach of our research programs and publications, including to regions of the world with low, unreliable, or nonexistent Internet access. Free copies available to order.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
18 Jun 2007
This book presents conceptual and methodological issues related to the use of participatory development communication to facilitate participation amongst stakeholders in a variety of natural resource management initiatives. Each chapter presents in-depth experiences from Asia and Africa.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
18 Jun 2007
Political, economic, and social change can allow research to inform change. IDRC shares its experience in eight countries - Algeria, Burma, Cambodia, Kenya, South Africa, the Southern Cone, Vietnam, and the West Bank and Gaza.
NAM S&T Centre
18 Jun 2007
The recommendations from the International Roundtable on Lightning Protection include designing protective devices suitable to local conditions, more research in high frequency earthing systems and protection technologies, country wide networked lighting detection system and an International Institute for Lighting Protection and Safety.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Jun 2007
New neurodegenerative mouse mutant, Optimizing calcium detection, International survey of human embryonic stem cell lines, Genetic engineering boosts biofuel yield from alfalfa, Genome sequences of Leishmania parasites, Empathy: A touching experience, Dialling down ‘natural’ antibody production, Fish tumours visualized by ultrasound
Nature Publishing Group
15 Jun 2007
Two genes have been identified that are essential to the reproduction of the hepatitis B virus and are therefore potential targets for novel anti-HBV drugs, A flowering-plant fossil tells us about the origin of the first flowers on Earth, Catalytic carbon nanotube reactors boost ethanol production and more
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
13 Jun 2007
Japanese learners of English have suffered from an inability to become competent communicators despite their large vocabulary and good grammar. This paper details an approach used to overcome this. The 2nd paper is on a project which puts into practice the principles underlying vocabulary learning.
Nature Publishing Group
13 Jun 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Saturn’s magnetosphere gets the Cassini treatment, Transients in the sky: Stellar puzzle, Why cold is such a pain, Human carbon footprint leaves a lasting mark on forests, Water on Mars revisited and The eyes have it
UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme
13 Jun 2007
ICT is used in almost all phases of the disaster management process. In the disaster mitigation and preparedness process, ICT is widely used to create early warning systems. This APDIP publication gives examples of its use in disaster management.