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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
19 Feb 2006
Two scientific officer positions are available to work on a Wellcome Trust-funded 3-year research project on molecular epidemiological and population genetic studies on knowlesi malaria
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
19 Feb 2006
An image-based 360° panorama and turnorama (object movie) “browser” had been developed for networked mobile devices deployed in collaborative virtual environments (CVEs).
Nature Publishing Group
19 Feb 2006
A new model that explains why cooling sometimes causes liquid molecules to form disordered glasses rather than ordered crystals; The hunger-signaling gut hormone ghrelin can increase the number of nerve connections in a region of the brain crucial for the formation of new memories
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
17 Feb 2006
Albanian president touts measures against bird flu; CSL encouraged by small-dose vaccine test; EU launches more measures to fight bird flu; NIGER: Dead birds raise fears; Bird flu hits Slovenia, where in EU next?; Second Iraqi dies; Vietnam to restore poultry industry; US to test child vaccine; Avian influenza confirmed in swans in Hungary ...
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
16 Feb 2006
Bird flu 'could take 142m lives'; Russia reports new outbreak; UN official urges better strategy to combat bird flu; NIGERIA: International experts deploy to help check bird flu; Iraqi health minister declares alert in southern province; Virulent strain now in Germany; False reports lead to slaughter in Zambia; EU Confirmed Case in Hungary …
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
16 Feb 2006
This commercial timber tree species has been identified as a fast growing indigenous species suitable for planting in hilly areas. The development of in vitro regeneration systems will immensely speed up production of plantlets to meet current demands on improved planting materials for re-forestation, tree plantation and tree improvement programmes
Keio University
16 Feb 2006
Through the DMC, Keio University aims to transform the way knowledge is provided to society as well as to support the changing modes of intellectual interaction.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Feb 2006
Broken Genius: The rise and fall of William Shockley, Creator of the electronic age; Bones, Rocks & Stars: The science of when things happened; The Whole Story: Alternative medicine on trial?; Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the two-way street of global warming; The Science of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Nature Publishing Group
15 Feb 2006
Satellite and aerial images used by Google Earth are changing the way we respond to disasters. A Commentary in this week's Nature looks at the very different responses to Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan earthquake. It asks whether opening such operations to the wider public could allow image updates in real time in disaster situations.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Feb 2006
Organ donation shortages cause 17 patients in need of transplantations to die each day in the US, while thousands of black market transplants take place due to voluntary sale of donor kidneys. Selling a human organ is illegal in the US and many other countries. Doctors EA and AL Friedman make the case for legalizing such transactions.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Feb 2006
Now you see it, now you don't; Monkey brains weigh up good and bad; Continental-scale river flow increases as plants sweat less; Near-Sun origin of iron meteorites; Bottom's up to gene control; Inbreeding prophylactic exposed; Ionic liquids are a gas; Uncoiling snake evolution; Invading cane toads make long-legged leap into new territory
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
15 Feb 2006
Bird flu fears ease for sick children; FACTBOX-Bird flu cases, precautions in Europe; Morocco steps up bird flu checks as migration begins; Romania finds bird flu in fowl near Black Sea port; Italian loses job over bird flu fear, kills family; Real risk of bird flu in Europe: UN; Poultry Farmers in Nigeria Battle Bird Flu …
Keio University
12 Feb 2006
Conducting theoretical and empirical research on economic and industry studies in the context of the existing economic conditions of Japan.
Nature Publishing Group
12 Feb 2006
This discovery might help to explain why we learn tasks better if there are breaks in between repetitions, why hyperactivity might cause learning problems and why simply being awake but resting can help learning.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
10 Feb 2006
Recent advances in the use of lactic acid for the production of biodegradable thermoplastics and cosmetics (skin care, toiletries, hair care products) have created an impetus in the lactate industries, which spurs the growth of sago industries.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Feb 2006
The more times we have walked a route, the longer we judge it to be, a UK researcher has confirmed. His studies could help explain why daily commutes can grow to seem interminably long, he tells [email protected]
University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
09 Feb 2006
Pakistan Journal of Biotechnology is published biannually by institute of Biotechnology and genetic engineering, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
Nature Publishing Group
08 Feb 2006
Fossil hunters in China have uncovered the most primitive member of the group that went on to include the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex; The massive eruption of the volcano Krakatoa in 1883 substantially reduced sea-level rise and ocean warming well into the following century.
Nature Publishing Group
08 Feb 2006
Snow makes forests better carbon sponges; Sympatric speciation finally seen in action; Rusty revelations; A narrow shave for silicon; Hyperactive sperm undressed; Gamma glow in Milky Way's heart reveals cosmic ray battering;
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
08 Feb 2006
Possible 3rd Death in Iraq; Bulgaria says don't panic; Chinese less worried; Stocks fall after strain detection; HK bans backyard farms; Software to save lives; US,French Health Agencies Join Forces; Discovery of variations of virus challenging; Inspection in Indonesia; Situation in Iraq, Indonesia; EU-funded Research; TraceTracker Joins Fight;
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
07 Feb 2006
The Tragedy of the Tsunami of 26th December 2004; Health and Nutrition Status of Earthquake-affected Population in Pakistan
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
07 Feb 2006
HIV in Bangladesh-Current Scenario; Nutrition and HIV: Science vs Hyperbole- Where Is the Intersection?; Management of Severe Malnutrition in HIV-infected Children: Recent Review of Current Evidence; Nutrition and HIV Programming Framework-Evidence and Policy Implications
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
07 Feb 2006
Obesity in Childhood; Vaccines for the Prevention of Diarrhoea; Data for Decision-making; Environment and Health; Malnutrition and Response to Feeding; Infant and Young Child Feeding; Child Health; Severe Malnutrition in the Community; Optimizing Management of Diarrhoea and Anaemia; Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition; HIV Infection and Nutrition;
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
07 Feb 2006
DIARRHOEAL DISEASES III; MICRONUTRIENTS, VITAMINS, AND DIETARY INTAKE III; BREASTFEEDING AND INFANT HEALTH III; NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT III; HEALTH POLICY AND OTHER CHILDHOOD PROBLEMS III
Nature Publishing Group
07 Feb 2006
In an article in Nature Reviews Genetics, published online this week, an expert lends a helping hand by listing the best online sites for genetic education that will help inform everyone from scientists to complete novices.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
07 Feb 2006
More Budget Money Sought; A succesful fight; Flu kills fifth bird; WHO probes new Iraq cases; Nigeria 'has no bird flu'; US not ready; Bulgaria closes off lakes; Iraq finds outbreak; Russian Company Completes Vaccine Development; More vaccine for US; Avian Influenza Found in Hong Kong; New Laboratory Assay …; HHS and Institut Pasteur Partner …
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
While the RRV-TV vaccine was safe and inmmunogenic within Bangladesh setting, its withdrawal by U.S. has impacted negatively the possible use of the vaccine in developing countries. Currently, only the HRV vaccine (RIX4414) is studied for safety and immunogenicity.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
Rotavirus is a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in infants. Currently, no specific therapy is available, although oral rehydration solution (ORS) has substantially reduced mortality from dehydration. Therefore, the development of cheap anti-viral products for the prevention or treatment of the disease is urgently needed.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
Based on screening data, 140 children from Avon would be expected to have coeliac disease. However, only 12 of these children have been diagnosed with coeliac disease. This suggests that 90% of children with possible coeliac disease may be being missed.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
DIARRHOEAL DISEASES II; MICRONUTRIENTS, VITAMINS, AND DIETARY INTAKE II; BREASTFEEDING AND INFANT HEALTH II; NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT II; HEALTH POLICY AND OTHER CHILDHOOD PROBLEMS II