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Keio University
28 Aug 2005
Merely taking calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K supplements may not be enough to prevent astronauts developing osteoporosis during or after space flight.
Nature Publishing Group
28 Aug 2005
This research identified a new response factor triggered by intracellular sensors of many types of viruses, which may open up new ways of enhancing our ability to fight infections.
Nature Publishing Group
28 Aug 2005
Nature and the Nature Research Journals Press Release - For papers that will be published online on 28 August 2005
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
24 Aug 2005
The first volume examines issues of the natural environment and its impact upon human life. The second volume addresses trade and sustainable development, globalization and the WTO in the context of people’s livelihoods, and governance issues.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
24 Aug 2005
Wages are low, the hours long irregular, and the work repetitive and often hazardous. There is a concentration of women and children, particularly girls, in the work force.
24 Aug 2005
PCAMRD Confers 19th Dr. Elvira O. Tan Memorial Award
Nature Publishing Group
21 Aug 2005
Nature Medicine - Press release for papers that will be published online on 21 August 2005
Nature Publishing Group
21 Aug 2005
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS - Press release for papers that will be published online on 21 August 2005
Keio University
18 Aug 2005
Seminars to be held at Keio School of Medicine (Shinanomachi Campus) in August and September
Keio University
18 Aug 2005
The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award was established by the Internet Society to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in Internet services. Dr. Murai is the first winner of this award from Asia.
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Asia Research News
17 Aug 2005
H5N1 and H1N1 are high on the international agenda due to fears that it could lead to the next worldwide human flu pandemic. See here for Experts and press releases.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
16 Aug 2005
This study finds that household income, child’s age, premature births, and average number of births turn out to be significant predictors of child survival in Pakistan.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
16 Aug 2005
Conventional methods of health care financing through tax revenues have failed to meet the health care needs of all, resulting in differential access to health care facilities by different income groups.
NIAS -- Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
14 Aug 2005
The objective of the book is to look into the causal relationships between poverty and lack of democracy on the one hand, and terrorism on the other.
Nature Publishing Group
14 Aug 2005
Nature reveals that from the dozens of patients who caught the deadly H5N1 strain this year, the WHO has managed to obtain just six samples.
Nature Publishing Group
14 Aug 2005
Press release for Nature's avian flu special issue. 26 May, vol 435, no 7041
NIAS -- Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
12 Aug 2005
The focus is on Asian security issues and opportunities for the European Union to enhance its role as an actor in relation to Asian security. The potential role of Denmark in this respect is also touched upon.
11 Aug 2005
Among the topics discussed were: Genetic Engineering, Radiological Emergencies and Nuclear Terrorism, Disaster Management, Marine Microorganisms, Banana Industry, Earthquake and Volcano Hazards and Weather Forecasting.
11 Aug 2005
Awards were given out for research in Mango and Woodwool while PCAMRD presented the latest technology in value-added products from tilapia, giant freshwater prawn, freshwater aquarium fish, vermicomposting, and tilapia broodstock in saline waters.
NIAS -- Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
11 Aug 2005
This book has two objectives: 1. It analyses the sources and catalysts of violence in relations between the Muslim world and the West. (Part II). 2. It offers strategic perspectives for reducing Islamic-West inter-civilizational violence. (Part III)
Nature Publishing Group
10 Aug 2005
The completed rice genome sequence and the gene characteristics will hopefully lead to improvements in rice production; The red pigment in roses also makes cornflowers blue, which has puzzled scientists until now.
08 Aug 2005
Among the achievements of the women were outstanding research in harmful algal blooms, shellfish poisoning, red tide, innovative technology adoption and encouragement of women’s participation in fisheries.
08 Aug 2005
The Gawad LIDER shall have two categories: the Exemplary Leadership Award and the Innovation Award.
Nature Publishing Group
07 Aug 2005
Nature research journals - For papers that will be published online on 7 August 2005
Nature Publishing Group
04 Aug 2005
Up to three million courses of anti-flu drugs, as well as a policy of isolating groups at risk, would be needed to ward off a human outbreak of avian flu in Southeast Asia.
Nature Publishing Group
02 Aug 2005
Rice grown in the United States contains an average of 1.4-5 times more arsenic than rice from Europe, India and Bangladesh.