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Nature Publishing Group
16 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature on 17 May 2007: Planetary science: Enceladus' daily grind; Infectious diseases: Global early-warning system needed; Immunology: The good news about herpes infection; Materials: Silicon in a spin; Infectious diseases: West Nile virus wreaks havoc for birds and Unexpected biodiversity springs from the depths
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
16 May 2007
This paper suggests code mixing as a strategy to improve English speaking skills while the 2nd paper attempts to understand the writer-reader relationship in academic writing and the 3rd paper examines effective communication through e-learning.
Nature Publishing Group
13 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers that will be published online on 13 May 2007 in Nature research journals including: Nanotubes sort out their left and right, Gene combinations influence AIDS progression, Another immune evasion strategy by HIV and Protein structures from micrograms of material
University of the Philippines Diliman
11 May 2007
The publication “Finding the Missing Women: Trade Issues from a Gender Perspective” tackles the effects of trade liberalization and promotes gender perspective in its analysis in order to recognize the roles and needs of women in the industry.
University of the Philippines Diliman
11 May 2007
A study shows that the traditional fish/shrimp paste condiment, or bagoong, of the Philippines contains the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. In its analysis, it was found that among the samples of bagoong, shrimp paste has the highest omega-3 content.
Nature Publishing Group
09 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers published in Nature on 10 May 2007 including: Genetics: Marsupial genome sequenced; Planetary science: Extrasolar planet mirror ball; Oceanography: Oceanic short circuit; Materials: Lithium superconducts without pressure; Gender-specific differences fuel biodiversity
NAM S&T Centre
09 May 2007
The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) has two Fellowship schemes aimed at supporting the deserving young scientists in developing countries.
Tokyo University of Science
09 May 2007
The office is affiliated with the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco Center and located near the UC Berkeley. TUS continues to promote international collaboration in education and research with the advanced research universities.
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Asia Research News
09 May 2007
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), an international institution of higher learning, is looking for a News and Media Specialist who will be responsible for writing, editing and disseminating news stories about AIT through web and print media. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2007.
Nature Publishing Group
07 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature and Nature research journals published online on 07 May 2007. Including: Yeast that smell? – Nature Chemical Biology; Turning up autophagy – Nature Chemical Biology; Tuberculosis bacteria blunt immunity – Nature Immunology; Immune responses tailored to specific pathogens – Nature Immunology
International Rice Research Institute
07 May 2007
A major international initiative is being launched to try to boost the income of the world’s millions of poor rice farmers and at the same time provide consumers with more nutritious, better tasting food.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
06 May 2007
The 1st paper suggests new literatures in English from many Asian countries can sensitise students towards other cultures and should be included in English textbooks. The 2nd paper asseses the attitudes of Singaporean students towards “Singlish” and the relationship between language and national identity, an issue facing Singaporean society.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
04 May 2007
The International Institute for Environment and Development has published a short guide to ways forestry can contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
04 May 2007
The Research and Media Network is an online social network intended to be of value to journalists, scientists, press officers and others who communicate about research - whether on health, environment, water, energy, agriculture, sustainable development or communications.
University of the Philippines Diliman
04 May 2007
A faster and more effective way of applying titanium nitride coating on industrial tools developed by Dr. Henry J. Ramos of the University of the Philippines’s National Institute of Physics (UP-NIP) was awarded a Taiwan Patent on March 16, 2007.
Nature Publishing Group
02 May 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers published in Nature on 03 May 2007 including: Neuroscience: Mapping functional brain anatomy, Planetary science: Measuring Martian ice, Seismology: A new class of earthquake, Physics: Noisy magnets, Chemistry: Super-heavy elements stay with the group, Ecology: The water of life
University of the Philippines Diliman
02 May 2007
A study presents the habit formation utility function, particularly, the external habit model, as a resolution to the equity premium puzzle encountered in the estimation of the Consumption Capital Asset Pricing Model (C-CAPM).
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
02 May 2007
Trieste, Italy, 26 April 2007. An eminent Mexican biologist, whose research helped to spur the creation of the first genetically modified plants, and an internationally renowned Indian chemist, whose innovative laboratory techniques have led to the synthesis of more than 50 natural products, have been awarded the Trieste Science Prize for 2007.
Keio University
01 May 2007
It took nearly 140 years for Asia to develop a prosperous Asian communications industry. This paper tells the story of why it took so long by focusing on a Danish telegraph company who monopolised the telecommunications industry in the region from the mid-19th century until quite recent times.
Nature Publishing Group
01 May 2007
Physicians have avoided recommending hormonal contraceptives like the ‘pill’ in women with rheumatic diseases because of the related risks of disease exacerbation or thrombosis. This is an important issue, as many women affected by rheumatic diseases are of childbearing age.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
30 Apr 2007
The G8, a network of the world's largest industrialized countries, and the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) will hold a World Forum on Education, Research and Innovation in Trieste, Italy, 10-12 May.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Apr 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers published online in Nature and Nature Research journals on 29 April 2007 including: Plastic power, A gel to absorb solvent spills, Recovering from amblyopia, The wisdom of youth, New player in inflammatory ‘shut down’, Ancient diversity, Standards for the analysis of metagenomes.
Gulf Research Center
27 Apr 2007
It is well understood in Japan, like in most parts of economically-resurgent Asia, that the oil market would increasingly become a sellers' market. As a major oil consumer, Tokyo realizes the importance of maintaining a tangible presence in the Middle East.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
27 Apr 2007
Teaching of English to students in the tourism industry, results of an experiment using suggestive symbols to improve native Thai student's pronunciation of English and what local learners of English perceive as a useful learning tool?
Nature Publishing Group
27 Apr 2007
Variation in the gene called CDKAL1 is associated with risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study to be published online this week in Nature Genetics.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
26 Apr 2007
The IDRC Digital Library provides full access over the Internet to IDRC’s rich research archive. In addition to making information more freely available, this initiative provides IDRC-funded researchers with a much-needed outlet to publish and showcase their work.
International Rice Research Institute
26 Apr 2007
Los Baños, Philippines – World-class scientific facilities continue to play an increasingly important role in helping poor nations overcome poverty and food insecurity as well as handle new challenges such as the impact of climate change.
Nature Publishing Group
26 Apr 2007
The T-cell leukaemia virus targets cell proteins to promote tumour growth, A newly discovered gene controls the lateral growth of rice plants, Silkworm silk can be as strong as spider silk if spun out quickly by artificial reeling and many more.
Nature Publishing Group
25 Apr 2007
Being breastfed as an infant does not help prevent people becoming overweight later in life, according to a study published online this week in the International Journal of Obesity.
Nature Publishing Group
25 Apr 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Ocean science: A natural approach, Reducing the risk of severe adverse drug reactions, Swift study into wing shape, Weighing at the nanoscale, Invasive species thrive on hard times and finally… The perfect pint?