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Nature Publishing Group
24 Oct 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Moonlets create waves around Saturn, Neuroscience: The future’s bright, Cancer: Host of new genes spotted, Explosive spectrometry, Developmental biology: The eyes have it, Physics: See how they run, Auxin’s roots, Nuclear physics: Extending the drip line and Lévy flights called into question
Nature Publishing Group
24 Oct 2007
Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy should be monitored closely both during and after birth. Women in this group have an increased chance of developing cardiovascular problems and stroke later in life and the risks are under-recognized.
Nature Publishing Group
24 Oct 2007
Tiny polymer tubules can be assembled into ultra-absorbent sponges that have useful electrical properties. Highlights from Nature China include Insulin sensitivity, incorporating sulphur into the DNA backbone, Rice regulating small interfering RNAs, insoluble organic molecules arranged into thin films and giant dendrimers
International Rice Research Institute
23 Oct 2007
One of the keys to China’s food security in recent decades is the country’s development of high-yielding hybrid rice varieties, which helped pull millions out of the hunger of the 1960s. The new issue of Rice Today looks at the fascinating history of hybrid rice, documenting how China, with help from IRRI, has become the hybrid world leader.
Nature Publishing Group
23 Oct 2007
Newly appointed Macmillan CEO Annette Thomas today announced that Steven Inchcoombe, currently Macmillan’s International Director, will become Managing Director of Nature Publishing Group (NPG) with immediate effect.
Nature Publishing Group
23 Oct 2007
Are natural resources a curse? Calls for research on global epidemics to be performed where they hit hardest and an Islamic ethical framework for research into and prevention of genetic diseases.
The Asian Institute of Technology
21 Oct 2007
Illegal activity conducted via the Internet is a very real threat to everyone, AIT experts say. Owing to the impressive technical capability of cyber criminals manipulating the connectivity of the Internet, any person, company, or government with an online presence containing information assets is at risk.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Oct 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Genetic variants in autoimmunity, Genetic variation in hair, eye, and skin pigmentation and Sex chromosomes influence behaviour
Keio University
21 Oct 2007
Keio University will be the first Japanese university to host the “Keio Challenger International Tennis Tournament 2007”, an international men’s tennis tournament, to commemorate its upcoming 150th anniversary in 2008. The tournament will be a Challenger Series event* officially recognized by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
RIKEN
19 Oct 2007
Defects in metals can actually improve the flow of electrons
RIKEN
19 Oct 2007
Researchers reveal a new step in the regulation of allergic mediators
RIKEN
19 Oct 2007
Japanese researchers find compound disrupts mRNA quality control
International Rice Research Institute
18 Oct 2007
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – The world’s major rice-producing nations – including China and India – are calling for closer collaboration in efforts to feed Asia’s billions of rice consumers in the face of unprecedented new challenges.
University of the Philippines Diliman
18 Oct 2007
The University of the Philippines, Diliman in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, invites abstracts for the 8th ASEAN Inter-University Seminars on Social Development on May 28 to 31, 2008, Manila, Philippines. The theme for this event is "ASEAN as a Community: Solidarity in a Globalizing World."
Keio University
18 Oct 2007
Assistant Prof. Junichi Ushiba of Faculty of Science and Technology succeeded to develop Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology that enable people stroll through the virtual world of Second Life® (*1) using their own imagination. This project is the first to apply the technology to an Internet virtual world.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Oct 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Life’s a beach, Genes tell our evolutionary tale, The shadowy genome, Biggest black hole has even bigger companion, Rise and shine, Gene essential to sperm production identified, Old trick, new dog, A sunny outlook for nanowires and Sex determination linked to fitness
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
17 Oct 2007
Research conducted over the period of 10 years among rural women entrepreneurs in Malaysia revealed that women’s involvement in micro enterprise contributed significantly (about 30%) to the family income and was able to bring the family out of poverty.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Oct 2007
Superheated water under high pressure can be used to break down dead animal waste into useful amino acids
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Asia Research News
17 Oct 2007
In April 2008, join journalists from all over the world for a week aboard the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen.
The Asian Institute of Technology
16 Oct 2007
These 2 papers from the Asian Institute of Technology outlines problems faced and possible solutions for e-governance in Bangladesh
Nature Publishing Group
14 Oct 2007
Other papers include The brain and feeding, I can see clearly now, Count down, and up, Negative light brings positive aspects to semiconductors, Using biomarkers to predict Alzheimer’s disease, Genetic risk factor for colorectal cancer and Cost-effective individual genome sequencing
RIKEN
12 Oct 2007
A new approach proves that the nuclear force is strongly repulsive at close distances
RIKEN
12 Oct 2007
Asymmetry in neutrons produced by proton collisions makes a good detector for spin-polarized protons photo
RIKEN
12 Oct 2007
Innovative use of existing film technology may lead to a new type of thin-film display photo
RIKEN
12 Oct 2007
Hiroyuki Kamiguchi and team members aim to elucidate the mechanism of how the neuronal processes find their way, and to develop techniques to regenerate neuronal networks that have been injured owing to brain or spinal cord damage.
RIKEN
12 Oct 2007
RIKEN has taken on the challenge of developing the world’s fastest and most efficient supercomputer.
RIKEN
12 Oct 2007
RIKEN is currently seeking a researcher with experience in the field of synthetic organic chemistry directed toward materials science.
RIKEN
12 Oct 2007
RIKEN Plant Science Center engages in research and development to improve plant productivity for sustainable agriculture. The area of focus covers growth regulation, resistance to environmental stresses and pathogens, and metabolic regulation.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Oct 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Climate change: Getting steamy, Genomics: Evolution in the lab, Planetary science: Tiger stripes, jets and Enceladus and Materials: Ferrotoroidic ordering found
Keio University
10 Oct 2007
Keio Summer School at Downing - The summer school offers a diverse array of lectures given by University of Cambridge faculty and ample opportunities for discussion and academic writing experience.