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Keio University
24 May 2007
Prof. Shigeru Watanabe and Associate Prof. Eiichi Izawa of Keio University and his group became the first in the world to succeed in drawing up a stereotaxic atlas of a crow. Crows are known to be smart, and the findings proved that the pallium of the crow brain, which is related to intellectual activities, is well developed.
Keio University
24 May 2007
A baby girl of extremely low birthweight, born in Keio University Hospital on 25 October, 2006, was discharged from the hospital on 3 April in good health. Born weighing only 265 grams, she is the smallest baby ever survived in Japan, and the second smallest throughout the world.
Nature Publishing Group
23 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Biophysics: Clustering key to membrane remodelling, Optical materials: Semiconducting nanocrystals light up the way, Evolution: Paddlefish clues to limb development
Keio University
23 May 2007
This study explores how community radio plays a role in revitalizing local communities in Japan.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
An accounting educational computer-based learning courseware, GenerReS was developed as an innovative pedagogical tool for financial accounting.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Detection kit for White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) which causes millions of dollars losses to the shrimp industry in Asia.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Digital meter to measure ripeness of oil palm fruits
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Tropical herbs which prevent cardiovascular related disorders have been developed into capsules.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Serious infestation of weedy rice or locally known as "padi angin" had been reported to reduce rice yield up to 75%. UPM researchers have developed a novel seed treatment to counter the infestation
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Antibodies are important in eliminating infectious viruses. However, DNA vaccinations generate only low levels of antibodies. UPM researchers outline approaches to improve the humoral response of DNA vaccines without suppressing the T cell response.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Newcastle disease is one of the most important viral diseases of poultry in the world. It occurs in most countries and has a devastating effect on poultry production.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Palm oil and kitchen wastes used as raw materials for the production of biodegradable plastics.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
An array of newly synthesized 'fine organics' originated from palm oil and its fractions for the chemical industry.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
A new tool is available to contribute to the genetic improvement of banana in Malaysia.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
22 May 2007
Internet-based ecotourism site rating expert system
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology
21 May 2007
John Richards, IUBAT overseas faculty member, led a roundtable on the problems of school quality in Bangladesh. The roundtable was organized to release the latest monograph of the IUBAT Centre for Policy Research. The monograph title is “What Parents Think of their Children’s Schools”.
Nature Publishing Group
21 May 2007
Glitter of gold traps microparticles, Gene copy number and risk of autoimmunity, A red-letter day for brain connectivity, Skin barrier formation and caspase-14, Control of all fates, The dual role of BRCA2 in DNA repair, Deciphering the histone code
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
21 May 2007
Researchers, civil society and entrepreneurs are invited to submit applications for four action research projects under the theme of ‘Value chains and the rural poor in disadvantaged regions’. These studies will start in September 2007. Deadline June 29th 2007.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
21 May 2007
Book Review - The Palestinian refugee issue remains a central component of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This timely book, brings together the most cutting-edge research from various disciplines and explores the demographic and developmental challenges that the return of refugees to a future Palestinian state would generate.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
21 May 2007
An IDRC-supported peer-to-peer mentoring program helps bring science journalists in the Middle East and Africa closer to the professional mainstream.
Nature Publishing Group
16 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature on 17 May 2007: Planetary science: Enceladus' daily grind; Infectious diseases: Global early-warning system needed; Immunology: The good news about herpes infection; Materials: Silicon in a spin; Infectious diseases: West Nile virus wreaks havoc for birds and Unexpected biodiversity springs from the depths
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
16 May 2007
This paper suggests code mixing as a strategy to improve English speaking skills while the 2nd paper attempts to understand the writer-reader relationship in academic writing and the 3rd paper examines effective communication through e-learning.
Nature Publishing Group
13 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers that will be published online on 13 May 2007 in Nature research journals including: Nanotubes sort out their left and right, Gene combinations influence AIDS progression, Another immune evasion strategy by HIV and Protein structures from micrograms of material
University of the Philippines Diliman
11 May 2007
The publication “Finding the Missing Women: Trade Issues from a Gender Perspective” tackles the effects of trade liberalization and promotes gender perspective in its analysis in order to recognize the roles and needs of women in the industry.
University of the Philippines Diliman
11 May 2007
A study shows that the traditional fish/shrimp paste condiment, or bagoong, of the Philippines contains the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. In its analysis, it was found that among the samples of bagoong, shrimp paste has the highest omega-3 content.
Nature Publishing Group
09 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers published in Nature on 10 May 2007 including: Genetics: Marsupial genome sequenced; Planetary science: Extrasolar planet mirror ball; Oceanography: Oceanic short circuit; Materials: Lithium superconducts without pressure; Gender-specific differences fuel biodiversity
NAM S&T Centre
09 May 2007
The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) has two Fellowship schemes aimed at supporting the deserving young scientists in developing countries.
Tokyo University of Science
09 May 2007
The office is affiliated with the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco Center and located near the UC Berkeley. TUS continues to promote international collaboration in education and research with the advanced research universities.
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Asia Research News
09 May 2007
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), an international institution of higher learning, is looking for a News and Media Specialist who will be responsible for writing, editing and disseminating news stories about AIT through web and print media. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2007.
Nature Publishing Group
07 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature and Nature research journals published online on 07 May 2007. Including: Yeast that smell? – Nature Chemical Biology; Turning up autophagy – Nature Chemical Biology; Tuberculosis bacteria blunt immunity – Nature Immunology; Immune responses tailored to specific pathogens – Nature Immunology