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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.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
02 Mar 2006
Pet worries fuel fears; Indonesian Dies; Rs.100,000 for…; African press eyes dangers; World Cup – FIFA; Calls for military labs; Hawaii on front lines; Russia plans mass vaccination; No danger for domestic cats; Lab network proposed; H5N1 in domestic cat in Germany; DA-12 holds forum; Statement From Cats Protection..; situation in Iraq;
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
01 Mar 2006
Meeting of experts adds urgency; Cat in Germany Has..; All safety measures ensured; More ban French poultry; Sweden reports 1st case; Distrust hurts Nigeria; Trade and Consumption affected..; Turkish areas still under quarantine; Sweden hit; Defra's Message; Govt rules out any human case; Businesses need to plan..; Sweden confirms..;
Universiti Sains Malaysia
01 Mar 2006
This technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia won a Gold Award at the recent Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE 2006). The flight control simulator is used for designing, developing and testing of a flight control system and its control laws/logics for autonomous flight.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
01 Mar 2006
Universiti Sains Malaysia’s researchers won 18 medals at the recent Malaysia Technology Expo 2006. They won 2 golds, 9 silvers and 7 bronzes. The team also received two special awards for Best Design and Most Creative Booth.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
28 Feb 2006
WHO: Human Bird Flu Cases rise; "Bird flu is here ? don't panic!"; Bird Flu Spreads in Nigeria as Wary Farmers Keep Infected Fowl; WHO lauds India for bird flu measures; Speed key to bird flu battle; Beckett rules out panic bird flu vaccination; Romanian lab rules out bird flu in 21-year-old man; Poultry sector reels under bird flu fears
Nature Publishing Group
28 Feb 2006
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) today announce an agreement for NPG to publish in partnership with the Society its flagship journal, Immunology and Cell Biology, from January 2007.
Nature Publishing Group
27 Feb 2006
Mice subjected to stress caused by the presence of an aggressive intruder, repress the gene that produces a growth factor called brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), reports a paper in the March issue of Nature Neuroscience. This finding suggests a molecular pathway by which stress may cause lasting changes in gene regulation
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
27 Feb 2006
Theme of the Issue : Neonatal Screening and Interventions
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
27 Feb 2006
Bird flu in Switzerland; Factory farms behind spread; Bird flu kills swans in France; Romania suspects man…; A chicken fest…; Outbreak Reported in Russia..; outbreak possible, warns China; India's poultry industry hurt; Indonesia records 20th fatality; Germany confirms three more cases; "Don't confuse human influenza with bird flu"
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
22 Feb 2006
The tree frogs of the genera Polypedates and Rhacophorus are new to science and were discovered by researchers on two mountains in Borneo (Gunung Murud and Gunung Gading) (Pictures attached)