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Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR)
31 Jan 2007
As the world marks this year's World Wetlands Day on February 2, the Director General of WorldFish Center, based in Penang, and the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme jointly write a piece to create awareness on the plight of wetland fisheries worldwide, as well as mobilize appropriate action.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
31 Jan 2007
The technologies include a novel oral drug delivery system, infrared tomography for solid floe monitoring, textile thermal tester machine, roselle chewable tablets, new technique for transdermal drug delivery system and many more. The Seoul International Invention Fair is the largest Bi-Annual Invention Fair in Asia.
University of the Philippines Diliman
30 Jan 2007
These three papers examine the role of the church in the lives of Filipinos living in Japan and the rest of East Asia.
University of the Philippines Diliman
29 Jan 2007
The latest issue of Science Diliman, Volume 18, Number 1 (January-June 2006), is now available.
Nature Publishing Group
28 Jan 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Not losing sleep over the orexins, Potential new therapeutic target in breast cancer, The molecules behind Angelman syndrome, Sun worshipers, A mouse shows us how the brain works
Nature Publishing Group
26 Jan 2007
An unusual case of a young girl with a colon cancer syndrome caused by recessive mutations in the mismatch repair gene MSH6 is described. Individuals with mutations in MSH6 are at an increased risk of developing cancer; however, a childhood cancer syndrome caused by these mutations has only recently been recognized.
Keio University
26 Jan 2007
University research activities have always been an important factor in societal progress. Thus, it is important for universities to communicate their research to the public. Keio’s Annual Report on Research Activities provides the community with information regarding our strategies and direction, as well as our current research activities.
Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences
25 Jan 2007
A research collaboration agreement between the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences and National Instruments Singapore Pte Ltd. to study Integrative Process Analytical Technologies (iPAT).
Nature Publishing Group
25 Jan 2007
A globally rare Y chromosome type described previously in only a few West African individuals has been found in a British male, according to a study to be published online this week in the European Journal of Human Genetics. This finding represents the first genetic evidence of an African genealogy among ‘indigenous’ British people.
Nature Publishing Group
25 Jan 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature include Cancer cleared by p53 restoration, Algorithm seeks out smell, Essays: Putting the pieces together, Quantum physics: To bunch or not to bunch and Fight-watching fish fathom hierarchies
University of the Philippines Diliman
24 Jan 2007
On the occasion of the recent launching of the book Fabián de la Rosa and His Times, the Fabián de la Rosa (1869-1938) Retrospective Exhibition is extended until 28 January 2007. Opened last 7 September 2006, the exhibition is a tribute to de la Rosa's great contribution to Philippine art.
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Asia Research News
24 Jan 2007
These include home hydroponics, converting feathers into fish meal, biogas from pineapple peels, increasing nutritional content of shellfish, supply & development of modern proteins, RFID reader modules for retail businesses, melt & recycle waste styropor in cooking oil and glass ceramic dental bone implant from Pinatubo volcanic ejecta & bone ash.
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
24 Jan 2007
IBN’s technology spells hope for cancer patients who suffer from painful side-effects of chemotherapy
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
24 Jan 2007
IBN has pioneered methods to enable these nanocrystals to be used as powerful tools in bio-imaging and drug targeting
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
24 Jan 2007
Hydrogels developed by IBN scientists can potentially make chemotherapy and tissue regeneration more convenient and safe
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
24 Jan 2007
Scientists at IBN have produced artificial fibers that act as ‘templates’ to grow new tissue
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
24 Jan 2007
A breakthrough technology developed at IBN can potentially lead to more effective treatment methods for cancers
University of the Philippines Diliman
23 Jan 2007
These papers give some perspectives on migrant women and the experience of Filipinas in Korea and the case of a Filipino community in Nagoya, Japan, the 3rd paper discusses issues of engaging with Filipinos abroad.
Keio University
22 Jan 2007
The December issue of Keio Journal of Medicine is now available online.
Gulf Research Center
22 Jan 2007
Both the US and Iran appear so consumed and focused on each other that they completely disregard the concerns of the states and people in the rest of the Gulf
Nature Publishing Group
22 Jan 2007
Each day in the United States, as many as 87 to 103 babies are born with alcohol related defects; annually, an estimated $75 million to $9.7 billion is spent on the care of these infants. The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy places the fetus at risk of developing FASD
University of the Philippines Diliman
22 Jan 2007
Architecture and urbanism combined with rituals of civility and governance during the American colonization of the Philippines replaced hostile strategies in attaining native obedience to the colonial state.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Jan 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include A synchrotron for neutral molecules, Nanocrystals used as dopants, Reinventing the wheel, For goodness sake, Gambling on consciousness, A tunnel that transfers lipids
University of the Philippines Diliman
19 Jan 2007
Besides the finding that Filipinos are generally comfortable in communicating, a study confirms that in Filipino culture, communication is collectivistic, family-oriented, highly contextual, and hierarchical.
University of the Philippines Diliman
19 Jan 2007
Despite the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), neither the Philippine government nor the CPP-NPA-NDF has been truly determined to respect human rights in the Philippines. The burden then lies in civil-society organizations and international political entities.
University of the Philippines Diliman
18 Jan 2007
Archives and museums are distinct institutions that follow different standards principles and practices in managing their respective collections. However, many museums today, such as the UP Vargas Museum, have adopted archival procedures as well, thus, blurring the line between the two institutions.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
18 Jan 2007
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, is seeking nominations for its two prizes schemes, the TWAS Prizes and the Trieste Science Prize, both of which are aimed at honouring scientists living and working in the developing countries. The closing date for nominations for both awards is 31 March.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Jan 2007
The influenza virus that killed about 50 million people worldwide around 90 years ago is also lethal in nonhuman primates, a study in this week's Nature reports. The results confirm that it was the virulence, associated with the virus itself, that made it so efficient in claiming young adult lives.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Jan 2007
An unexpected link has been spotted between the Asian monsoon and a recently discovered oscillating pattern of sea surface temperatures in the Indian Ocean. Other newsworthy papers from Nature include Health studies - new for old and Magnetic make-over
NAM S&T Centre
17 Jan 2007
Amongst the recommendations are on sharing of information and examples of best practise, investment in mapping and forecasting, protection of cultural and natural heritage, strategic and life-line infrastructure endangered by natural disasters, restraint in producing unvalidated maps and higher priority for early warning systems.