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Nature Publishing Group
28 Sep 2006
Dust mites produce an allergen that disrupts the skin’s ability to act as a barrier to other allergens and environmental irritants according to research published this week in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
27 Sep 2006
The East Mediterranean region is part of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), which is recognized as one of the driest and most water scarce regions in the world. This paper described the roots of water conflict over the shared water resources particularly in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
Nature Publishing Group
27 Sep 2006
Methane on the rise?, 1918 influenza virus triggered exaggerated immune response, Malaria riddle explained, Massive stars require gas doughnuts, Extremophile’s extreme repair job, Solid turns into bizarre state of matter, Hot condensation and Silk spun by tarantula feet
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
26 Sep 2006
Three new papers from Indian Journals tell us about the best time to harvest for herbal drug purposes, zinc recovery from polluted waters and the occurrence of Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli in livestock and poultry in north-eastern India
Nature Publishing Group
26 Sep 2006
A special focus issue on childhood developmental disorders, including specific language impairment and dyslexia, autism, and the mental retardation syndrome fragile X, is presented in the October issue of Nature Neuroscience. Four articles explore current knowledge about these disorders and suggest avenues for future research.
Gulf Research Center
24 Sep 2006
The most constructive offer that Iran can make at this stage is not by lending a proactive hand, but by not extending a hand at all. The magic potion that Iraq urgently needs is an immediate end to Iran's interference.
Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT)
24 Sep 2006
MINT’s R&D projects include decontamination of Cosmetics, Agrochemicals for Tropical Agriculture, Hydrogel, Bone Allograft, Study of Pesticides in Vegetables, Breeding of New Varieties of Bananas, developing new Radiopharmaceuticals and many more
Nature Publishing Group
24 Sep 2006
Cancer can be tackled with a combination of drug and genetic therapies, such that the effectiveness of the individual treatments are enhanced, as shown by Yi-Yan Yang and colleagues in the October issue of Nature Materials.
Nature Publishing Group
22 Sep 2006
Heart disease should top the list of women’s health concerns but, according to a Viewpoint article to be published in the October issue of Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, it doesn’t even come close.
Nanyang Technological University
22 Sep 2006
The most noteworthy aspect of Al Qaeda in the post 9-11 environment has been its broadened appeal among the Muslim community. Five years after 9-11, we face a greater threat than at 9-11. What are the successes and failures of that campaign?
Institute for Dispute Resolution, Khon Kaen University
21 Sep 2006
To people around the world, the coup de’tat in Thailand on September 20, 2006, was a big shock. In contrast, to many Thais, especially those who are over 25 years or older, the coup was not a big scare to them. Since, Thailand became a democracy country 73 years ago, Thailand experienced several bloodless coups.
Gulf Research Center
21 Sep 2006
As the US ratcheted up the rhetoric about "Islamic extremism" and the "continuing terrorist threat (still) confronting the nation" while commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is worth noting how Washington invited trouble due to its insensitive policies in the Middle East and shortcomings of its intelligence units.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Sep 2006
A new technique to visualize HIV particles inside infected cells as they make their way to the nucleus is reported in the October issue of Nature Methods. Pierre Charneau’s and colleagues show HIV’s internal voyage with unprecedented detail for the first time.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Sep 2006
A genetic study to be published in The EMBO Journal could help in the design of better therapies to treat some cases of immunodeficiency and inflammation.
NAM S&T Centre
21 Sep 2006
Activities in the latest technologies in Cement Manufacture & Construction, Plant Tissue Culture, Herbal Medicine, Surface Engineering Technology, Wireless Technology & MEMS, Prediction of Monsoon, Science Centres & Museums, Pharmaceuticals & Neutraceuticals, Crop & Forage Production using Saline Waters in Dry Areas and Coastal Ecosystems
Nature Publishing Group
20 Sep 2006
Palaeontologists have made a stunning find in the Ethiopian desert — the fossil remains of a child from the primitive human species Australopithecus afarensis, of which the iconic fossil Lucy is a member. The skeleton, represents the first juvenile remains from this chapter of human evolution, making it the oldest child ever discovered.
Nature Publishing Group
20 Sep 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature including Obesity drug development in double bind, Atlantic waters influence El Niño impact, ‘Atomic clock’ gets designer label, Accelerated Greenland ice sheet melting confirmed, Creating a 'shadow person' illusion
Institute for Dispute Resolution, Khon Kaen University
20 Sep 2006
IDR aims to be the information center for major conflict in Thailand and internationally, to conduct research and management training in areas of natural resources, environment and public policy dispute cases.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
18 Sep 2006
When the decreasing availability of freshwater is combined with the extent to which it is shared internationally, the potential for disputes between countries over this precious resource becomes obvious. How do states deal with these disputes?
International Rice Research Institute
18 Sep 2006
A gene that enables rice to survive complete submergence has been identified by a team of researchers at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines and at the University of California's Davis and Riverside campuses.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
17 Sep 2006
Being the world largest producer of palm oil, Malaysia generates a huge quantities of oil palm biomass. This research project aims to develop a technology to convert palm oil biomass to green fuel using supercritical water technology.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Sep 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature and Nature Research Journals including Quantum teleportation with increased capacity – Nature Physics, Overcoming bacterial virulence – Nature Immunology
Gulf Research Center
14 Sep 2006
The Arab countries are surrounded by countries with nuclear capabilities. Israel, Pakistan, India and, sooner or later, Iran. It is in this context that the GCC secretary-general issued a wake-up call to the "Arab Nation" to adopt a new regional strategy on the nuclear issue by abandoning the current zero nuclear option
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
14 Sep 2006
The workshop, supported by AIT, IDRC, and Rockefeller Foundation, will examine existing policies on bio-innovations in the region, identify existing research gaps and recommend a strategy for information sharing, learning and partnering.
Nature Publishing Group
13 Sep 2006
Nature VOL.443. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Why summer heatwaves could be more common, Changes in the Sun’s luminosity are not responsible for climate change, How oxygen gangs up under pressure, Shaking a quantum bridge, Galaxy formation kicks off
Gulf Research Center
10 Sep 2006
Oil constitutes more than 90 percent of all transport fuels and 35 percent of the world’s primary energy demand – no doubt, the world economy is addicted to oil and the Gulf countries have what everybody is longing for: They possess a breathtaking 61 percent of worldwide reserves and contribute 30 percent of production.
Gulf Research Center
10 Sep 2006
The main point of departure for this study is that since the 1980s, changes in the international oil market have greatly lessened European dependence on oil supplies from the Gulf. The security of oil supplies became less pressing compared to maintaining stability in the Mediterranean.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Sep 2006
A study of patients who became infected with H5N1 in Vietnam reveals clues as to why the avian influenza virus is so virulent, according to research to be published in the October issue of Nature Medicine.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Sep 2006
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE. Summaries of newsworthy papers include RNA interference screens questioned, Bacterial genome provides clues for better bioplastics, Attention can impair visual perception, Regulating the immune response
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
Delegates at TWAS 10th General Conference highlight the benefits of international collaboration for building scientific capacity.