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Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
16 Oct 2006
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Keio University
16 Oct 2006
This study found that group-owned newspapers aim to maximize profit by cutting the number of reporters, reducing the amount of non-advertising space in the newspaper, and cutting advertising space.
International Journal of Surgery
15 Oct 2006
As more people look to weight loss surgery to address their expanding waist lines, new research suggests that the best way to drop a few dress sizes is to opt for the mini - as in mini-gastric bypass surgery.
International Journal of Surgery
15 Oct 2006
LONDON – The International Journal of Surgery proudly announces the launch of its new open access website www.theijs.com.
Gulf Research Center
15 Oct 2006
North Korea's nuclear test should be seen from a broader perspective: the lack of deterrent mechanisms is encouraging developing countries to pursue their own nuclear programs in order to improve their strategic positions.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Oct 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature Journals include New sex determination gene identified - Nature Genetics, Towards better anti-epileptic drugs - Nature Neuroscience, We have no blue bananas - Nature Neuroscience
Family Health International
13 Oct 2006
Research published in the open-access journal BMC Urology shows that early recanalization ― the most frequent cause of vasectomy failure ― is more common than previously thought. It also confirms that certain vasectomy techniques are associated with lower risk of recanalization, and that wider use of these could reduce vasectomy failure rates.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
12 Oct 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is seeking a Human Resources Manager, who will be based at its headquarters in Aleppo, Syria.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
12 Oct 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Director General, who will be reporting to the Director General (DG), as well as the Board Chair on matters related to the Board of Trustees.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
12 Oct 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has an immediate vacancy for the position of an Agricultural Policy Specialist (P-level). The post holder will be based at ICARDA’s headquarters in Aleppo, Syria.
Gulf Research Center
11 Oct 2006
Bilateral FTAs can jeopardize multilateral efforts at trade liberalization, as they are about establishing national spheres of influence and shielding them from competition.
Nature Publishing Group
11 Oct 2006
Vaccinating the Ethiopian wolf, Titan's ocean lost forever?, Oxygen puzzle solved?, Modelling the early Universe, Controlling the insulin-degrading enzyme may relieve Alzheimer’s disease, Towards a quantum network and finally… Salamanders see red
Gulf Research Center
10 Oct 2006
Suggestions that Europe is unable to offer concrete solutions to the region's problems indicate a misunderstanding of the actual nature of the challenge. Europe cannot replace the US in the Gulf but it can certainly provide alternatives and incentives where the current US approach falls desperately short.
Keio University
10 Oct 2006
This paper analyses the role of journalism in Japan and uses a high profile group bullying murder case as a case study to illustrate the state of journalism in Japan
Keio University
10 Oct 2006
According to 2004 statistics, local films in Japan took in an estimated 35 % of the total revenue. By contrast the same year, Canadian feature films earned 4.3 % in Canada. This figure shows the big difference between Canada and Japan.
International Rice Research Institute
09 Oct 2006
Los Baños, Philippines – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) continues to repair extensive damage caused last Thursday (September 28) by the worst typhoon in more than a decade to hit the world-famous agricultural research center.
International Rice Research Institute
09 Oct 2006
New Delhi, India – More income for the world’s millions of poor rice farmers and consumers is the first goal of a major new revamp to the agenda of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) – the largest and most successful international agricultural research institute in Asia.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
08 Oct 2006
The co-riparians of the Jordan River Basin (Lebanon, Syria, Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories and Jordan) suffer differing degrees of water stress. The quantification and attainment of their water rights is thus an important topic, especially as the demand for water is growing throughout the region as a whole.
Nature Publishing Group
08 Oct 2006
Women with mutations in a gene called BRIP1 have twice the normal risk of breast cancer, according to a study to be published in the November issue of Nature Genetics.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
04 Oct 2006
The electronic nose is an array of gas sensors which measure the frequency changes of volatile vapors on its surfaces. The 'electronic tongue' consists of lipid polymer membrane electrodes (to mimic human tongue) for the analysis of liquid samples.
Allied Health Sciences
04 Oct 2006
This study aim to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of nursing students in Dar es Salaam regarding HIV infection and AIDS, identifying in the process, areas which need to be changed or emphasized for provision, of better nursing care of HIV–infected and AIDS patients, and with minimal occupational risk of acquiring HIV infection.
Nature Publishing Group
04 Oct 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature include Quantum physics: Quantum teleportation between light and matter, Geology: How does the Earth recycle? and finally… Whiskers bristle with news
Nature Publishing Group
04 Oct 2006
The last thing most people want in their computer's memory is a virus. But now a team of scientists has used a virus to make a memory device, according to research in this month's Nature Nanotechnology.
Nature Publishing Group
03 Oct 2006
Potential novel targets for anti-cancer therapy are revealed in a paper to be published online this week in Molecular Systems Biology. Forest White and colleagues investigated the EGFR/HER2 signaling pathway, which is perturbed in human breast cancer.
NAM S&T Centre
03 Oct 2006
International conference on S&T Policy Research and Statistics, International Roundtable on Lessons from Natural Disasters, Policy Issues and Mitigation Strategies, International Roundtable on Lightning Protection, International workshop on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Medicine
Gulf Research Center
01 Oct 2006
China is certainly an important portfolio addition, but its growth story is not as impeccable as portrayed usually. By trying to avoid dollar weakness in the US, Gulf investors could be hit by dollar weakness and declining exports in China instead.
Nature Publishing Group
01 Oct 2006
A molecule that makes mammals feel full up has been identified, and drugs that target it may help to treat obesity. Other newsworthy papers include Vision: Bug eyes get a makeover - Nature, One step toward more efficient cloning - Nature Genetics, New strategy for controlling inflammation - Nature Immunology
Keio University
01 Oct 2006
The September issue of this international journal from Keio University is now available online.
Islamic University of Gaza
01 Oct 2006
Abstract submission deadline is October 15, 2006. The conference will be held at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) from 18-19 June 2007. It will focus on important engineering issues relevant to construction and development, which will stimulate construction efforts and development.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Sep 2006
Recommendations published in the October issue of Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology should help physicians to identify quickly whether or not a patient is suitable for treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).