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Nature Publishing Group
13 Mar 2007
Scientists have identified unforeseen mechanisms by which quinolones - a family of broad-spectrum antibiotics among the most widely prescribed - induce bacterial cell death. The study is published online this week in Molecular Systems Biology.
Gulf Research Center
13 Mar 2007
Militia is a word with negative connotations these days and no militia likes to be described as such. In most cases, this term implies a group of armed men behaving like outlaws and conducting its business outside the state's control. This is especially true in relation to the Iraqi political scene.
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology
13 Mar 2007
The study explores CSR conception and implications in context of Bangladesh and illustrates practices in specific industry sector in particular. In keeping with global movement, CSR is being seen as the source of new competitive edge for the companies operating in Bangladesh.
Nature Publishing Group
12 Mar 2007
A possible mechanism for green tea’s anticancer activities is reported online this week in Laboratory Investigation. The reported effect of green tea extract on lung cancer cells supports the increasing evidence of green tea’s anticancer properties.
Gulf Research Center
12 Mar 2007
At a time when the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are attempting multi-dimensional changes that bear the potential to transform the region and Asia is experiencing a renaissance, there exists an opportunity for synergy to accomplish optimum mutual benefits even beyond the economic realm.
Nature Publishing Group
11 Mar 2007
Summary of newsworthy papers appearing in Nature Journals on 11 March 2007: Seeing antigen-presenting cells in action, Multiferroics as the ultimate memory? How stress causes anxiety in adolescent mice, Bacteria-mediated immune system paralysis, Jumonji family removing the mark & A cheap alternative for large scale RNA interference screens.
Nature Publishing Group
11 Mar 2007
The parasite that leads to sleeping sickness can be lulled to sleep itself using a newly discovered pathway, according to research published online this week in EMBO reports. Trypanosoma brucei is a parasite that causes sleeping sickness resulting in neurological damage and death.
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
09 Mar 2007
IBN’s Nano-Bio Kits help teachers show the latest applications in bioengineering and nanotechnology through interactive experiments
Nature Publishing Group
07 Mar 2007
Hugo W. Moser and colleagues discuss recent clinical trial data indicating that Lorenzo’s Oil - the discovery of which was the subject of the 1992 film of the same name - can delay the onset of X-ALD symptoms.
Nature Publishing Group
07 Mar 2007
Commentary: Trial and distribution, Hydrology: Water on Mars revisited, Materials: Silica to silicon, Evolution: Small genome paved the way for flight?, Plant biology: Size matters, Planetary science: Sun makes an asteroid spin faster
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
06 Mar 2007
ICARDA and its partners in Afghanistan are promoting mint and mint products as a profitable alternative to cultivation of opium poppies. Research focuses on mint production technologies, processing methods, value addition, training, and development of markets and trade capacity – and mint cultivation is expanding rapidly.
Nature Publishing Group
04 Mar 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Genomic marker for lung cancer, A natural barrier to HIV transmission, Mitochondrial point mutations do not limit lifespan, New immune cell exit strategy
Gulf Research Center
04 Mar 2007
For several years now, suggestions about an Al Qaeda recruitment network in Europe have preoccupied the public and officials alike. More recently, however, a new terminology has emerged in the counter-terrorism dictionary -- 'Iraqi recruitment network in Europe'.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
02 Mar 2007
These awards reflect the fact that the boundaries between international development policy and domestic policy increasingly parallel similar problems in developing countries so that both Canada and the less developed countries benefit from research on these issues.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
02 Mar 2007
IDRC's research activities focus on four program areas: Social and Economic Policy, Environment and Natural Resource Management, Information and Communication Technologies(ICTs) for Development and Innovation, Policy and Science
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
02 Mar 2007
The 11 case studies featured illustrate how local innovations in participatory natural resource management can strengthen livelihoods, build capacity for local governance, and spark policy change.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
02 Mar 2007
Tobacco is a crop as addictive to growers in the developing world as it is to any user. For them, dependency is economic rather than physical or psychological – but while ready cash is attractive, farmers are beginning to realize that growing tobacco is threatening the health of their families, their land, and their local ecosystems.
Nature Publishing Group
01 Mar 2007
This pioneering Web 2.0 toolkit will help scientists everywhere to meet like-minded researchers, hold online discussions, showcase their work via personal homepages, share information with groups (open or private) and tag content. Participation is free to all.
Nature Publishing Group
28 Feb 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Microscopy: Microscopes offer chemical ID, Immunology: Silkworm virus sussed, Developmental biology: Skin deep, Materials: How flat can flat get?, Organization in the zebrafish spinal cord
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
28 Feb 2007
18-year-old’s award-winning research project brings her to the Nobel Prize ceremonies; Other students inspired to take up research scholarships
Tokyo University of Science
28 Feb 2007
A research group headed by Takashi Tsuji of the Tissue Engineering Research Center has developed a new cell manipulation technology whereby organ germs are artificially recombined from single cells. This technology has the potential for application to artificial "tooth regeneration" and "hair regeneration".
International Rice Research Institute
28 Feb 2007
Los Baños, Philippines – The important role, and impact, of women in rice research has been highlighted with the awarding of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science awards for 2007
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
27 Feb 2007
The 6th ICSR will be returning to Malaysia and hosted by MARA University of Technology. The conference is intended to be interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from anyone who has a perspective on this important issue.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
27 Feb 2007
Water problems in the Middle East region are diverse and changing as the gap between supply and demand is widening. Water issues are linked to scarcity, misdistribution, and sharing. The paper addresses many important aspects along with identifying relevant Islamic laws and principles to establish binding agreements among riparian states.
Nature Publishing Group
27 Feb 2007
The response to drug combinations critically depends on how their biological targets are connected, according to a study published online in Molecular Systems Biology this week. Understanding how multi-drug combinations work is vital in medicine, in order to rationalize their use and discover novel targets.
Nature Publishing Group
25 Feb 2007
Making a splash, or not, Ballistic breakthrough, NanoBuds are here, Genetic variant associated with triglyceride levels, Genetic variant protects against four infectious diseases, Potential therapeutic target in Down syndrome
University of the Philippines Diliman
23 Feb 2007
The latest issue of Humanities Diliman, Volume 3, Number 1 is now available. The papers include An Analysis of Mother-Child Interaction, Traditional Tattoos and Identities, Visual Arts of the Sulu Archipelago, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle and more
University of the Philippines Diliman
23 Feb 2007
The National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines (UP) has miniaturized the Oblation (UP’s trademark) as part of its project on micro-fabrication of functional micro-devices using non-linear multi-photon absorption. The research project aims to use micro-structures as components in an integrated miniaturized laboratory.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
21 Feb 2007
In the last quarter of 2006, Universiti Teknologi Mara took part in exhibition in Brussels, Nuremberg, London and Seoul and won numerous award. These award winning research projects are listed here.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Feb 2007
Summaries of other newsworthy papers include Glaciology: Subglacial lakes discovered in East Antarctica, Insight: Getting under the skin, Chemistry: Halogen soup, Palaeoceanography: Feedback mechanisms on climate change and Animal behaviour: Planning ahead