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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
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology
09 Nov 2005
There are about 36 million labors working in agriculture sector in the country, who are not covered by pensions. Similarly migrant workers do not receive any pension.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
09 Nov 2005
Compared to conventional systems, this hybrid system provides superior comfort conditions because of substantial radiant heat transfer, low air draft and low humidity level
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
09 Nov 2005
Despite the improvement in newborn health care services neonatal and infant mortality rate has not significantly declined. In India 26 million babies are born every year, out of which 1.2 million die before completing the first four weeks of life.
Nature Publishing Group
09 Nov 2005
A solid acid catalyst that can convert vegetable oils into 'biodiesel' fuel could replace the expensive and inefficient process used today, according to a Brief Communication in this week's Nature.
Nature Publishing Group
09 Nov 2005
Nature press release - Vol.438 No.7065 Dated 10 November 2005 - Wafer-thin graphite is a quantum conundrum; Gravity tractor could move dangerous asteroids
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
09 Nov 2005
The commonest method for committing homicide in Benin City was by firearms, while ingestion of poisons, particularly ‘Otapiapia’ an insecticide, is the commonest method for committing suicide in this region.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
06 Nov 2005
Quality control and standarization of herbal and other natural products are the fundamental step towards developing and modernizing such products into evidence based medicines.
Nature Publishing Group
06 Nov 2005
Nature and the Nature research journals press release - For papers that will be published online on 6 November 2005
Wildlife Conservation Society
03 Nov 2005
WCS has played a key role in the vaccine currently being developed for avian flu, using birds our vets recently sampled in Mongolia. Drs. Billy Karesh (expedition leader to Mongolia in August) and Bob Cook are available for interviews on this breakthrough
Universiti Sains Malaysia
02 Nov 2005
Campylobacter jejuni is one of the major causes of diarrhoea in human and animals especially in developed countries. EZ Campy DNA kit was designed and developed to detect for Campylobacter jejuni within 3 hours.
Nature Publishing Group
02 Nov 2005
The black hole at the centre of our Galaxy is as wide as the radius of the Earth's orbit, according to research published in this week's Nature.
Nature Publishing Group
02 Nov 2005
Highlights from Nature, Vol.438, No.7064 Dated 03 November 2005 including Bacteria use light to drive 'animal' metabolism; Bridging a wobbly gap
Nature Publishing Group
01 Nov 2005
Doctors think they have hit on a way to double supplies of the scarce antiviral drug Tamiflu, reports a news exclusive in Nature this week.
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
30 Oct 2005
Discussions on avian influenza dominated this inter-governmental conference that took place from 23-27 October.
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
30 Oct 2005
3rd Session of the meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), 23 – 27 October 2005, Dakar, Senegal
Universiti Sains Malaysia
30 Oct 2005
Removal efficiencies of above 95% have been achieved for ethyl acetate at 300 degrees Celcius at a flow rate of about twice that of conventional oxide catalysts.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
30 Oct 2005
This study was formulated with an objective of studying the factors influencing the utilization of health services in the spectrum of antenatal, intranatal and postnatal periods of a mother.
Nature Publishing Group
30 Oct 2005
Researchers have turned human embryonic stem (hES) cells into a cell type found in human embryos that ultimately forms the pancreas, liver, lungs, and other organs.
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
27 Oct 2005
Scientists caution against premature finger-pointing at migratory wild birds, indicating that more needs to be known about their precise migratory routes and where they stop, and to understand which species may be more susceptible to such a virus.
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
27 Oct 2005
International Scientists warned against panic responses based on the assumption that wild birds are the only cause of avian flu
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
26 Oct 2005
Voltage fluctuations have been minimized, greater supply made available, and costs reduced. All this was achieved through the ABT (availability-based tariff) introduced in 2000.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
26 Oct 2005
Experimental investigation has shown that an energy saving of as high as 25% in fuel usage can be obtained when HTRP is used in an incinerator. The HTRP can also be used in hazardous chemical, radiochemical and power plant.
Asia Research News
26 Oct 2005
Dr Taej Mundkur and Dr. Sharifah Syed Hassan
Wildlife Conservation Society
26 Oct 2005
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and their Russian colleagues from the Russian Far East recently fitted three wild 40-day-old Siberian tiger cubs with tiny radio-collars, marking the youngest wild tigers to be tracked by scientists
Nature Publishing Group
26 Oct 2005
The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is expected to be carried by migrating birds into east Africa within weeks; US doctors have launched a clinical trial to assess the effects of allowing couples to choose the sex of their unborn children
Nature Publishing Group
26 Oct 2005
Shark has mammal-like swimming muscles; Prometheus bound to Saturn's rings; Promoting brain cell growth in adult rats; Rocket-fuelled bacteria clean up waste; Molecular motor spins on a surface; Einstein's and Darwin's letter-writing habits