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Universiti Sains Malaysia
17 Sep 2006
Being the world largest producer of palm oil, Malaysia generates a huge quantities of oil palm biomass. This research project aims to develop a technology to convert palm oil biomass to green fuel using supercritical water technology.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Sep 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature and Nature Research Journals including Quantum teleportation with increased capacity – Nature Physics, Overcoming bacterial virulence – Nature Immunology
Gulf Research Center
14 Sep 2006
The Arab countries are surrounded by countries with nuclear capabilities. Israel, Pakistan, India and, sooner or later, Iran. It is in this context that the GCC secretary-general issued a wake-up call to the "Arab Nation" to adopt a new regional strategy on the nuclear issue by abandoning the current zero nuclear option
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
14 Sep 2006
The workshop, supported by AIT, IDRC, and Rockefeller Foundation, will examine existing policies on bio-innovations in the region, identify existing research gaps and recommend a strategy for information sharing, learning and partnering.
Nature Publishing Group
13 Sep 2006
Nature VOL.443. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Why summer heatwaves could be more common, Changes in the Sun’s luminosity are not responsible for climate change, How oxygen gangs up under pressure, Shaking a quantum bridge, Galaxy formation kicks off
Gulf Research Center
10 Sep 2006
Oil constitutes more than 90 percent of all transport fuels and 35 percent of the world’s primary energy demand – no doubt, the world economy is addicted to oil and the Gulf countries have what everybody is longing for: They possess a breathtaking 61 percent of worldwide reserves and contribute 30 percent of production.
Gulf Research Center
10 Sep 2006
The main point of departure for this study is that since the 1980s, changes in the international oil market have greatly lessened European dependence on oil supplies from the Gulf. The security of oil supplies became less pressing compared to maintaining stability in the Mediterranean.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Sep 2006
A study of patients who became infected with H5N1 in Vietnam reveals clues as to why the avian influenza virus is so virulent, according to research to be published in the October issue of Nature Medicine.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Sep 2006
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE. Summaries of newsworthy papers include RNA interference screens questioned, Bacterial genome provides clues for better bioplastics, Attention can impair visual perception, Regulating the immune response
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
Delegates at TWAS 10th General Conference highlight the benefits of international collaboration for building scientific capacity.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation describes the steps that his nation has taken to spur science-based sustainable growth.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
The first TWAS Regional Conference Young Scientists (RCYS), held in association with the 10th TWAS General Conference, has concluded in Angra dos Reis, south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
The TWAS Council announced the names of the eight scientists from developing countries who will receive the 2006 TWAS Prizes for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of sciences.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
The Group of 77 (G77) and Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO) have announced the transformation of TWNSO into the Consortium of Science, Technology and Innovation for the South (COSTIS).
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
Jacob Palis, a prominent Brazilian mathematician, has been elected president of TWAS, the Academy of Science for the Developing World. A new council has also been chosen.
Wildlife Conservation Society
06 Sep 2006
Wearing light solar-powered GPS satellite transmitters, wild swans from Mongolia are winging their way across Eurasia, while land-bound scientists tracking the birds’ journeys on computers say that these unique studies will shed light on how wild birds may be involved in the spread of avian influenza.
Nature Publishing Group
06 Sep 2006
Cell biology: Understanding ageing, Planetary science: Asteroids show signs of ageing, Volcanology: The heat is on explosive eruptions, Cancer: Two faces of p53, Synthetic chemistry: Special protection, Fluid dynamics: Flows stay smooth, Bottom-dwellers use nitrate to survive in mud
Universiti Sains Malaysia
05 Sep 2006
Lymphatic filariasis or commonly known as Elephantiasis is a mosquito borne disease which affects more than 100 million people in 80 countries. Researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia have developed a rapid test to detect the infection.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
04 Sep 2006
Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Values and Rights held in Ramallah, Palestine. It contains 55 peer-reviewed papers regarding : Water Resources Management, Wastewater management, Water: Development, Strategic Planning and Regional Cooperation, and Water Rights and International Water law
Gulf Research Center
04 Sep 2006
Iranian interventionist policy in Iraq has already attained a significant part of its objectives. In fact, despite US forces occupying the country, Iran has more influence over developments in post-Saddam Iraq.
Nature Publishing Group
03 Sep 2006
Nature Research Journals Press Release. Other newsworthy papers include Molecules as ID tags - Nature Materials; Excess Wnt kills - Nature Immunology
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
01 Sep 2006
Induction of women in Indian mining is a non-traditional activity, and consequently there is a tendency to downplay the fact that women constitute an important segment of the workforce. This paper overviews the Indian Mines Act (1957) for providing employment to the women miners and investigates the daily employment of women in mines.
Nature Publishing Group
31 Aug 2006
A form of the well-known protein, p53, appears to promote brain nerve fibre regeneration in a mouse model. Simone Di Giovanni and colleagues, publishing in the EMBO Journal, believe this could encourage new routes in the search for treatments for disorders such as spinal cord injury, brain trauma or possibly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Nature Publishing Group
31 Aug 2006
Cheap IVF could help tackle Africa's infertility problem, Big bursts from smaller stars, Making light of magnetic resonance, Plankton carbon storage was overestimated
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
30 Aug 2006
India needs to rekindle people's entrepreneurship qualities particularly when it is at the threshold of becoming a leading economic power in the globalisation era. This paper gives many good examples of social entrepreneurship in India.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
30 Aug 2006
Investment managers are judged by their ability to earn comparable returns over shorter time periods. This paper attempts to study the superior stock picking skill of fund managers based on the returns realized on the stocks they hold and trade.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Aug 2006
Susumu Onishi, former president of Elsevier's health sciences division Excerpta Medica, has joined MMC in Tokyo as consultant director to help build the Japan unit under the leadership of Antoine Bocquet, director of MMC in Japan, who also retains his position as Associate Director of Nature Publishing Group (NPG) in the Asia-Pacific region.
Gulf Research Center
29 Aug 2006
The inability to end the conflict between Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel for nearly five weeks reflected the diplomatic powerlessness of the entire world – barring the United States and Israel – under the auspices of the United Nations.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
29 Aug 2006
Some three million people die from water-related diseases each year. This research from the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) in Argentina is beneficial to millions. On sunny days, the SOLWATER reactor is able to disinfect about 20 litres of water in four to six hours.
Nature Publishing Group
27 Aug 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers Nature and the Nature Research Journals for papers that will be published online on 27 August 200