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Nature Publishing Group
22 Oct 2006
Summaries of other newsworthy papers from Nature include Inducing connections between brain sites alters motor function - Nature, The bottom line for silk - Nature Materials, Bittersweet news for neural stem cell grafts - Nature Medicine, TAPping into mammalian interaction proteomics - Nature Methods
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Asia Research News
20 Oct 2006
People around the world can access information about harmful introduced species easier than ever thanks to the September 2006 launch of a new website for the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD).
Universiti Sains Malaysia
19 Oct 2006
This innovation offers versatility and is applicable on virtually all types of materials regardless of it nature or origin such as semi-metals like silicon, silicates, glasses, ceramics as well as non-metals like plastics, woods and shells.
Nature Publishing Group
19 Oct 2006
The culture conditions under which human embryonic stem cells can be converted into cells that produce all five hormones made by the pancreas, including insulin, are reported online in Nature Biotechnology this week.
Nature Publishing Group
18 Oct 2006
Science issues could play a key role in the US mid-term elections, says a news feature in this week’s Nature. Reporters have teamed up to scrutinize races across the country and report how two topics in particular – stem cells and energy – are being used on the campaign trail.
Nature Publishing Group
18 Oct 2006
‘Linguistics’ spawns new antimicrobial drugs, Stop picking on the big guys, Moon's south pole unlikely to have thick ice deposits, Bang on in the Andromeda galaxy, Cancer stem cells resist radiotherapy, Primitive fish surprisingly advanced, Neurodegeneration, Two pores colliding, Getting to the roots of the fungal family tree.......
Gulf Research Center
18 Oct 2006
The Arab Gulf has begun to build ties with a diverse group, including the European Union, Turkey, and particularly Asia. By linking the economic interests of these countries and regions to the security of the Gulf, the Arab Gulf is able to build stronger partnership, in addition to establishing a role for itself in the international arena.
Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre
18 Oct 2006
The Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture and Agribiotechnology (APaCPA) 2007 will be a comprehensive professional platform to promote research in all aspects of basic and applied biotechnology, especially in the areas of plant tissue culture and agribiotechnology.
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
16 Oct 2006
Their expertise include Bamboo Management, Silviculture, Non-Wood Forest Produce Furniture, Mangrove, Forestry, Tissue Culture Horticulture, Seed Science, Microbiology Pharmaceutical, Drug Discovery, Natural Products Chemistry, Herbal Product Essential Oils, Wood Composite, Biomass Utilisation, Manufacturing Mechanisation and Automation
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