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International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
30 Nov 2005
This report presents results of three studies conducted in Iran aimed at increasing and stabilizing rainfed wheat production using supplemental irrigation.
Nature Publishing Group
27 Nov 2005
Scientists have devised a way to view how autoimmunity is averted, Polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is caused by two mutated genes working together - researchers unravel how these mutated genes operate.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
27 Nov 2005
OilZob, is ideal for cleaning up oil spills and a low cost technology for recycling rubber waste. The amount of discarded tyres alone reaches 10 million tons every year worldwide.
Keio University
27 Nov 2005
Adipose or fatty tissue appears to represent a potentially clinically useful source of cells for cellular therapy, tissue engineering and gene transfer applications
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
27 Nov 2005
The publication contains information on 133 native species distributed in the area, including names, common characteristics, taxonomic description, and uses of each species.
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology
27 Nov 2005
The author highlights the importance of acquiring knowledge of the multilateral rules for the least developed countries
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
27 Nov 2005
Kaiser Jamil, an internationally renowned biotechnologist from India, has been elected the new president of the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS).
Nature Publishing Group
23 Nov 2005
A controversial vaccine that was the subject of a halted trial to prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients could have the potential to be reformulated to eliminate its toxicity while retaining the benefits.
Nature Publishing Group
23 Nov 2005
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature Vol.438 No.7067 Dated 24 November 2005 including How cells stay calm inside when it's chaotic outside; In (self) defence of sea squirts and Stop in their tracks
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
23 Nov 2005
This paper reviews macro trends in the performance of regulatory institutions in electricity and telecommunications sectors in India and evaluates the direction and pace of their work.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
23 Nov 2005
“If women are empowered to do science, state-of-the-art research will follow, and science and technology will find application in all of our endeavours.”
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
23 Nov 2005
Durum wheat is a staple food of strategic importance, and its production is a major farm activity in Morocco
Veterinary Research Institute
23 Nov 2005
A practical approach for the isolation and molecular identification of bird flu virus from duck cloaca swabs submitted during the surveillance of bird flu in Malaysia.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
20 Nov 2005
The Central Laboratory for Agricultural Expert Systems (CLAES), Agricultural Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, organized a workshop on “Utilization of Intelligent Systems for Plant Protection” on 25–26 October 2005.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
20 Nov 2005
Using a database of infrastructure and utility bond issues made over the period 1996 to 2001, the authors investigate whether there has been a growing usage of the international bond market.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
20 Nov 2005
A new and simple method of removing residue oil from oily wastewaters
Keio University
20 Nov 2005
This paper highlights a new method to detect damage of buildings after a severe natural disaster using middle resolution images resulting in wider coverage and lower cost.
Nature Publishing Group
20 Nov 2005
The site and moment when a gene carrier will release its cargo and endow the cells of a specific tissue with the correspondent protein, can be controlled simply with a low-power laser
Nature Publishing Group
20 Nov 2005
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE - For papers published online on 20 November 2005
Universiti Sains Malaysia
16 Nov 2005
The number of plantlets produced was found to be ten times more than that of the conventional gel culture system. The plantlets can be harvested within 1/3 of the time used in the conventional method.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
16 Nov 2005
In the present case however, the bruises were well discernible even after 49 days of its production. This case proves that a medicolegal expert must base his opinion regarding the age of bruise with great care.
Nature Publishing Group
16 Nov 2005
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. Vol.438 No.7066 Dated 17 November 2005 including Optical telecommunications: Meaning from chaos and Development: A starring role for SCL in astrocytes
Universiti Sains Malaysia
13 Nov 2005
Researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia bagged 3 gold and 3 silver medals at the International Trade Fair (Ideas-Inventions-New Products) held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, Germany at which 600 products were showcased.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
13 Nov 2005
Typing biometrics is an approach used to verify the identity of an individual by examining his/her keystrokes on a keyboard or keypad.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
13 Nov 2005
The General Agreement on Trade in Services and poor people's right to water
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
13 Nov 2005
Only one trained healthcare provider is available for every 16 villages. Although, more than 70% of India's population lives in rural areas, only 20% of the total hospital beds are located in rural area.
Nature Publishing Group
13 Nov 2005
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE - For papers published online on 13 November 2005
Nature Publishing Group
10 Nov 2005
A common variant of a gene involved in inflammation is associated with a significantly increased risk of heart attack in Americans of European and of African descent.
Nature Publishing Group
09 Nov 2005
The reconstructed version of the flu virus that caused the 1918 world pandemic will be mailed to registered labs in the US that ask for it; A US patent has been granted for an antigravity device. Watchdogs can sometimes provoke scientific misconduct