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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
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
21 Feb 2007
Registration is now open for the 2nd International Conference On The Teaching & Learning Of English In Asia (Tleia 2 ; 2007) to be held on 14 – 16 June 2007 at Holiday Villa, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Keio University
21 Feb 2007
The winter 2007 issue of AEP is now available at MIT Press Journals. AEP comprises selected articles and summaries of discussions from the meetings of the Asian Economic Panel.
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20 Feb 2007
This competition aims at orienting Research and Development activities in Arab universities to tackle real needs and problems, and foster business-oriented results.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
20 Feb 2007
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak will be honouring the best of their research with the UNIMAS Research Award Night to be held on 26 Feb 2007.
University of the Philippines Diliman
20 Feb 2007
Research on detection of microscopic defects in integrated circuits at the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines has been selected by Optical Society of America as one of the most exciting to emerge in 2006.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
20 Feb 2007
In his plenary address at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Francisco, United States, TWAS Executive Director M.H.A. Hassan illustrated the growing gap between scientifically advanced and scientifically less privileged developing nations.
University of the Philippines Diliman
19 Feb 2007
The papers include - And God Walks in the Suburbs; A Diasporic Perspective of Filipino Nurse Migration to the United States; Globalization of Care and the Position of the Filipino Workers; Spectacles of Masculinity and the Commerce of Men’s Bodies
Nature Publishing Group
18 Feb 2007
Scientists have for the first time successfully replaced natural teeth in mice with teeth that were created in a Petri dish from single cells. The experiment is described online this week in Nature Methods.
Nature Publishing Group
18 Feb 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Making room for others, Abnormal cell migration and Splicing out of control
IPS Asia Pacific
16 Feb 2007
A controversial cover of The Economist last year asked, with not much self-reflexive irony, “Who killed the newspaper?” The suggestion of death seems, in hindsight, grossly exaggerated. Asia Media Report: A crisis within explores a more specific and far-reaching concern: the death of news as we know it.
NSW Department of Primary Industries
16 Feb 2007
A discovery that enables the most economically important fruit fly species to be identified from their DNA ‘signature’ could avert future devastating fruit fly outbreaks, according to scientists from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).
NSW Department of Primary Industries
16 Feb 2007
Next week, some of Australia’s and the world’s foremost experts in the field of rust diseases will be in Sydney to attend a symposium on the topic – “Rust Diseases: Threats to Global Food Security in the Context of Climate Change.”
Nature Publishing Group
15 Feb 2007
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and AstraZeneca are delighted to announce the launch of Nature China (www.naturechina.com), a new web based publication promoting the best scientific research published in mainland China and Hong Kong.
Gulf Research Center
14 Feb 2007
The fact remains that the Afghan case is a test for NATO's credibility. With a 35,000-strong force currently deployed in Afghanistan, the ISAF is attempting to pre-empt a strong Taliban offensive in the coming spring months.
Nature Publishing Group
14 Feb 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Astronomy: Forming the darkest galaxies in the Universe, Evolutionary psychology: Family ties, Particle acceleration: Wave up and Ecology: Conservation strategy rethink
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Asia Research News
14 Feb 2007
The deadline for the submission of entries to the 1st Asia-Pacific Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Media Awards, which honor outstanding reporting/writing on the MDGs in print, radio and TV has been extended to 15 April 2007.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
14 Feb 2007
Most Indians not working in agriculture rely on the country’s large “traditional” or informal sector for their livelihood. Those employed in the country’s “modern” economy work in small firms, with fewer than six employees, or in large establishments of 300 or more workers. In between is a yawning divide.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
13 Feb 2007
TWAS – the academy of sciences for the developing world – has entered into new agreements with two organizations in Pakistan and one in India to expand its South-South fellowships programme – the largest of its kind on the world.
Gulf Research Center
13 Feb 2007
The book suggests that the US agenda in Iraq was about oil, but not about oil in the simple sense many believed. This war (2003) was not an issue of corporate greed but about geopolitical power above all.
IPS Asia Pacific
13 Feb 2007
'Stories from the Asia Water Wire' is a compilation water and development articles written by journalists in 2005 and 2006 and featured in the Asia Water Wire (www.asiawaterwire.net).
Tokyo University of Science
12 Feb 2007
The Nano Science Technology Research Center was selected as an Open Research Center Project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology in 2002. Since then, it has been engaged in pioneering nanoscience and technology projects.