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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
18 Mar 2006
Researchers studying the Malaysian Short-Nosed Fruit Bat found that their body size and genetic makeup is determined by where they live.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
16 Mar 2006
India battles bird flu, virus kills Azeri dog; Denmark finds first case of H5; Bird flu threat highlights disaster-planning flaws; Banks told to prepare for bird flu; The Treatment of H5N1 Avian Influenza Report; Animal rights and avian influenza;
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
16 Mar 2006
The BAIF Development Research Foundation, in partnership with IDRC and nine Indian nongovernmental organizations, and with the financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency, has been exploring women's empowerment processes through a five-year, multi-institution, multi-state initiative, the Swayamsiddha project.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Mar 2006
An exquisitely preserved dinosaur shows that the adoption of feathers by so-called 'non-avian' dinosaurs was a complex process; Japanese researchers unravel the mechanism by which firefly controls colour; A Chinese frog is the latest addition to the range of animals known to communicate by ultrasound; Conservation - an example from Southeast Asia.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
15 Mar 2006
Azerbaijan reports 3 deaths; Dutch start voluntary vaccination; Novavax Shares Up; Hungary gets go ahead; Bird Flu Plans Require $30.5 Mln More for 2007; Global avian influenza control project receives US$1 million grant; Generex Biotechnology to Present Its Avian Influenza Vaccine; Cats And Avian Influenza, Defra Urgently Seeking Further ...;
Universiti Sains Malaysia
14 Mar 2006
'Tongkat Ali', a plant used for traditional medicine in Southeast Asia has also been proven to be effective for the treatment of Malaria and possess anti-cancer and anti microbial properties. The main problem is obtaining a sustainable supply of high quality roots. This research will ensure that this is now a problem of the past.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
14 Mar 2006
First bird flu case in Afghanistan, Myanmar; Azerbaijan reports three people dead; Bird flu has limited spread impact; Bird Flu Shot Requires 6-Month Production; Bird flu suspected at poultry farm in Germany; SA: show us the money, say govts; IMF warns of economic blow from pandemic; USGS Testing Wild Birds; Airport staff vaccinated;
Nature Publishing Group
12 Mar 2006
THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE - For papers that will be published online on 12 March 2006
De La Salle University
10 Mar 2006
The problem of possible hazards brought about by earthquakes such as building collapse and loss of lives, especially in major urban metropolis like Metro Manila, must be addressed by city planners, building officials and structural engineers.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
10 Mar 2006
Africa 'needs fund'; Azerbaijan tests 11 people; Albania culls 2,000..; Norway tests dead ducks; Serbia confirms 1st case; European scare adds cats, dogs; Japan to help; China - 10th Death; Bird Flu Found in Weasel-Like Animal; Bird flu would ravage Asian markets; Poorest forgotten in compensation; Indonesia-Japan venture launches vaccine;
De La Salle University
09 Mar 2006
Southern Thailand was regarded as a non-seismic-prone region, therefore buildings were not designed for earthquakes, let alone tsunamis. The survival of many non-seismic, non-tsunami resistant buildings shows that it is possible to design buildings to resist moderate tsunamis, with important implications to saving lives (Pictures attached)
Nature Publishing Group
09 Mar 2006
Three commentaries responding to a call for legalized organ donation are published online this week by Kidney International, the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology.
De La Salle University
09 Mar 2006
This research highlights the use of remote sensing technologies in disaster management, notably post-earthquake/tsunami damage detection due to the 2003 Bam Earthquake and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and seismic risk assessment based on land use classification in Metro Manila, the Philippines (Pictures attached).
Nature Publishing Group
08 Mar 2006
The Seoul National University Investigation Committee investigating the work of the disgraced cloning pioneer Woo Suk Hwang has found that Snuppy - the Afghan hound unveiled by Hwang's team as the world's first cloned dog - is genuine.
Nature Publishing Group
08 Mar 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature Vol.440 No.7081 Dated 9 March 2006 including "It's all in the expression; Frogs sidestep predation by looking nasty - but not too nasty"
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
08 Mar 2006
WHO urge studies on cats; Ministers of Black Sea countries meet; Jurong Bird park's birds vaccinated; Foie gras endangered; Poultry faeces likely cause of spread; Dutch postpone vaccination; Israel sends aid to Nigeria; Virus in China Not Infectious; French Consumers Cut Consumption; Hong Kong to Cut Chicken Population; Researchers Make Strides
Nature Publishing Group
08 Mar 2006
Nature reveals serious doubts over claims for fusion in collapsing bubbles
Universiti Sains Malaysia
07 Mar 2006
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer afflicting women. The mortality rate can be greatly reduced with mass screening programs, which are not available in many developing countries due to a shortage of pathologists. This invention known as CCAID System will enable mass screening programs to be undertaken in many developing nations.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
07 Mar 2006
International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids (IJDF) disseminates technical information in fluid mechanics of interest to researchers and designers in mechanical engineering.
De La Salle University
06 Mar 2006
Government agencies involved in poverty alleviation efforts can use the findings of this study as a take-off point in setting-up microfinance projects which will enhance the earning capabilities of women in poor communities
De La Salle University
06 Mar 2006
This study compares men-owned and women-owned businesses - to find out how management style and strategies influence them. The results strongly suggest that certain differences between men and women business owners may be fundamental in nature.
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Asia Research News
06 Mar 2006
March 8 is International Women's Day. To commemorate this day, ResearchSEA is focusing on Women, highlighting research and experts on issues affecting women.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
06 Mar 2006
Bird flu virus 'killed Chinese man'; Deadly bird flu virus spreads to southeast France; First Case in Poland; Bird flu a disaster for poor in Africa; Mela attempts to diffuse bird flu care; Number of cases rises to 11; Questions & Answers; Human Infection With Avian Influenza Viruses; No avian influenza yet reported in Uganda
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
05 Mar 2006
TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, is seeking nominations for its two prize schemes, the TWAS Prizes and the Trieste Science Prize, both of which are aimed at honouring scientists living and working in developing countries. The closing date for nominations for both awards is 31 March.
Nature Publishing Group
05 Mar 2006
For papers that will be published online on 5 March 2006 in Nature Materials; Nature Chemical Biology; Nature Genetics; Nature Neuroscience; Nature Immunology; Nature Cell Biology;Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
04 Mar 2006
Despite progress in maternal-fetal medicine, preterm birth is still one of the most complicated problems in modern obstetrics.
Nature Publishing Group
02 Mar 2006
Nature Biotechnology, a leading monthly journal covering the science and business of biotechnology, has announced it will be hosting a series of panel discussions covering issues facing biotech start-ups and biotechnology entrepreneurs.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
02 Mar 2006
This technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia won a Gold Award at the recent Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE 2006). For example 74.2 ppm copper in an industrial wastewater sample is reduced to less than 1.0 ppm and more than 95% gold can be recovered from an initial concentration of 500 ppm in 3 hours
Nature Publishing Group
02 Mar 2006
A military-style network of laboratories for the avian flu is proposed; The earthquake that unleashed the tsunami in the Indian Ocean forces some rethinking about how and where such giant earthquakes might occur; The application of neutral theory of biodiversity to real-life data is raising new questions and problems.