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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.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
12 Feb 2007
Papermaking in Malaysia is essentially based on recycled fibers. One of the major issues faced by mills using recycled fibers is the diminishing strength of papers with recycling. Palmcel introduces a new class of biodegradable chemicals derived from oil palm residues which can augment both the dry and wet strength of papers.
Nature Publishing Group
11 Feb 2007
In utero protein regulation, Common genetic variant protects against breast cancer, Large-scale survey of mutations in cancer, Sleep deprivation impairs subsequent learning, Human adult stem cells can regenerate muscle, Viral highways: spreading from cell to cell, Finding phosphates on proteins
Gulf Research Center
11 Feb 2007
Russia is positioning itself as a potential contributor of diplomatic services to stabilize the region. In the process, it is unlikely to challenge the American hegemony in the region, but will strive to serve reminders to the regional countries and the United States that it is capable of plugging several gaps.
Nature Publishing Group
07 Feb 2007
Quantum optics: A trick of the light, Neuroscience: New target for Parkinson's disease, Climate change: Reviewing strategies, Immunology: Receptor for New World haemorrhagic fever viruses found, Palaeoclimate: Global continental cooling, Genetics: ‘Out of Africa’ with Helicobacter pylori, Seal of approval
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
06 Feb 2007
"How could it be that an event of this magnitude was ignored? 10 000 people were killed each day. That’s three 9/11s a day for a hundred days — and we barely noticed it? It’s mind-boggling. What went wrong in the media system that caused us to fail?"
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
06 Feb 2007
IDRC Visiting Executive, Howard Alper, has been named cochair of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) on International Issues. The network of science academies from 90 countries offers advice to governments on international science-based issues.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
06 Feb 2007
The developing world’s poorest people live in marginal, often harsh rural environments. The natural resource base tends to be fragile and highly vulnerable to over exploitation. This book draws on more than a decade of research and presents case studies from Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Lebanon, and Viet Nam.
Gulf Research Center
05 Feb 2007
This volume provides a compelling analysis of the consequences of the US-led invasion of Iraq. It is a first rate account of the underlying problems of the processes of state building in post-Saddam Iraq.
Nature Publishing Group
05 Feb 2007
Fifteen MacmillanScience titles are now available as e-books to browse and buy from February 2007 at www.macmillansciencebookstore.com.
NSW Department of Primary Industries
05 Feb 2007
Oysters treated with high pressure water look and taste better, according to consumers who participated in a NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) research project.
NSW Department of Primary Industries
05 Feb 2007
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) scientists have identified a major new source of wheat germplasm tolerant of aluminium toxicity, paving the way for the breeding of new bread wheat varieties able to grow in acid soils.
NSW Department of Primary Industries
05 Feb 2007
A ‘dig’ at a former rubbish tip in Sydney is providing scientists with the clues needed to determine the level of greenhouse emissions from wood products in landfills.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
04 Feb 2007
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international research center with staff from 45 countries. We have an opening for Head of Program Facilitation Unit, CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus; and Regional Coordinator of ICARDA-CAC Program, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
04 Feb 2007
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries. We have an opening for a Barley Breeder, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
Nature Publishing Group
04 Feb 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature journals include Annotating the human genome, Learning to keep newborn neurons, Release requirements and A tool to delete DNA
Nature Publishing Group
02 Feb 2007
The development of a population of ‘regulatory’ immune cells is more complicated than originally thought, according to a paper to be published online this week in Nature Immunology.
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology
02 Feb 2007
Some untoward incident like boycott from the importer has taught the local business community about the immense importance of CSR and adoption of this modern and competitive practice is gradually increasing in Bangladesh.
Gulf Research Center
01 Feb 2007
At some point the GCC States will begin to wonder why they should further engage with a regime that talks about cooperation, but ends up doing nothing to contribute to regional security
Nature Publishing Group
31 Jan 2007
Summaries of other newsworthy stories include Ecology: Bacteria get into films and Thermodynamics: Maxwell's demon reincarnated?
Nature Publishing Group
31 Jan 2007
Leading weapons experts and security think-tanks have accused the British government of withholding information needed to properly evaluate a multibillion-pound proposal to renew the country's fleet of nuclear submarines, Nature reports this week.
Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR)
31 Jan 2007
As the world marks this year's World Wetlands Day on February 2, the Director General of WorldFish Center, based in Penang, and the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme jointly write a piece to create awareness on the plight of wetland fisheries worldwide, as well as mobilize appropriate action.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
31 Jan 2007
The technologies include a novel oral drug delivery system, infrared tomography for solid floe monitoring, textile thermal tester machine, roselle chewable tablets, new technique for transdermal drug delivery system and many more. The Seoul International Invention Fair is the largest Bi-Annual Invention Fair in Asia.
University of the Philippines Diliman
30 Jan 2007
These three papers examine the role of the church in the lives of Filipinos living in Japan and the rest of East Asia.
University of the Philippines Diliman
29 Jan 2007
The latest issue of Science Diliman, Volume 18, Number 1 (January-June 2006), is now available.
Nature Publishing Group
28 Jan 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Not losing sleep over the orexins, Potential new therapeutic target in breast cancer, The molecules behind Angelman syndrome, Sun worshipers, A mouse shows us how the brain works