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Nature Publishing Group
05 Dec 2006
The results of the first large-scale empirical study of how consumers view the risks and benefits of nanotechnology are reported in the December issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
Nature Publishing Group
03 Dec 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature Research Journals include Mycobacterium tuberculosis copper regulator found – Nature Chemical Biology, Key to relapsing multiple sclerosis – Nature Immunology, Fast 3D imaging of brain cell networks – Nature Methods
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
01 Dec 2006
The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA invites potential M.Sc and Ph.D. candidates to joint our research team in the field of Wastewater Engineering and Environmental Management. Work on these projects are expected to start in Feb 2007
Wellcome Trust
30 Nov 2006
For the first time in almost forty years, researchers are creating a global map of malaria risk. The Malaria Atlas Project, or MAP, will help identify populations at particular risk and predict the impact of the disease, allowing health resources to be targeted at those areas most at risk.
Tokyo University of Science
30 Nov 2006
Professor Yoshikazu Honma of Tokyo University of Science and the research group has succeeded in synthesizing high-quality monolayer carbon nanotubes using, as catalysts, various metals previously considered incapable of generating carbon nanotubes (such as gold, silver and copper) for the first time in the world.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Nov 2006
The constant presence of a population of ‘regulatory’ immune cells is essential for the prevention of autoimmune disease, according to a paper published in the February issue of Nature Immunology.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Nov 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. VOL.444 NO. 7119 include Cancer: Cell senescence cancer link, Climate change: Gulf Stream weakened during Little Ice Age, Physiology: A toast to good health…. Material science: Terahertz-controlling device, The alchemy of violin-making
International Rice Research Institute
29 Nov 2006
Singapore – Rice production in Southeast Asia – arguably the region’s most important industry – has received a major boost with the endorsement of three new strategies by the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry of the ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
28 Nov 2006
A pioneering international alliance that aims to ensure that poor people in Africa and Asia get a greater share of the benefits from local forests will hold its first full meeting in Uganda next week.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
26 Nov 2006
Governments meeting this week are being urged to take a new approach to intellectual property rights to reflect the needs, customs and views of indigenous communities in developing nations.
IPCRI - Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
26 Nov 2006
On November 19-23, 2006 270 Israelis, Palestinians and international participants from some 20 countries participated in an International Conference on Education for Peace and Democracy held in Antalya, Turkey. The conference was organized by IPCRI - the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information.
Gulf Research Center
26 Nov 2006
This article tries to shed some light on the possible collaboration between organized criminal groups dealing with drugs, and terrorists, and thereby seeks to explore the linkages between the two global wars – the war on terrorism and the war on drugs.
Nature Publishing Group
26 Nov 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature and Nature Research Journals include Prime cuts – Nature Immunology and A new tool to analyze bacteria in microbial ecosystems – Nature Methods
Nature Publishing Group
23 Nov 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Protein monitors arrested eggs for DNA damage, Mount St Helens rock causes ‘drumbeats’, Drug promise for renal disease, By their teeth ye shall know them, Corals take a battering, Watching proteins unfold, Superconducting silicon, Hessian ware recipe
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
23 Nov 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries, has an opening for Head of Genetic Resources Unit, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
23 Nov 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries, has an opening for a Faba Bean Breeder, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
23 Nov 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries, has an opening for a Science Writer/Editor, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
Nature Publishing Group
23 Nov 2006
A revolutionary free scientific recruitment initiative has been launched under the new brand of naturejobs.com by Nature magazine, the premier science journal.
NAM S&T Centre
22 Nov 2006
In order to provide to the specialists and professionals from the developing countries a platform for an interactive dialogue, the NAM S&T Centre is organising a 5-day International Roundtable, jointly with the Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Management (CDMM) and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
NAM S&T Centre
22 Nov 2006
Many developing countries are at the crossroad in understanding the implication of new policy contexts and create S&T policies that are interlinked with production and service sectors, competition and other national public policies.
Wellcome Trust
20 Nov 2006
As the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit in Mae Sot, Thailand, celebrates its twentieth anniversary, Prof Francois Nosten reflects on the success of the unit, based amongst the region's refugee camps.
Tokyo University of Science
20 Nov 2006
Members of the Tokyo University of Science teaching staff were among the recipients of the recent "Tetrahedron: Asymmetry Most Cited Paper (2003-2006) Awards".
Tokyo University of Science
20 Nov 2006
Professor Kenso Soai is the first Japanese national to be elected as an Honorary Member of Italy's Modena National Academy of Science, Letters and Arts. He specializes in research on asymmetrical autocatalytic reaction in the field of organic chemistry.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
19 Nov 2006
MCSv6 introduces a new Network Address Translator (NAT) traversal solution that allows clients behind NAT to automatically send and receive multimedia data. The solution transientsly detects the user's settings and allows the user to successfully send and receive data.
Nature Publishing Group
19 Nov 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Nanomaterials for imaging and therapy – Nature Materials, High times for memory – Nature Neuroscience, An unexpected mechanism of pain – Nature Neuroscience, Auditory repetition and dyslexia – Nature Neuroscience
Nature Publishing Group
16 Nov 2006
The December issue of Nature Immunology presents a Focus on special immune proteins that detect the presence of invading pathogens in various hosts. The Focus will go live on 16 November at http://www.nature.com/ni/focus/innateproteins/.
NAM S&T Centre
15 Nov 2006
Around 60 percent of the world population reside in this Asia Pacific region, where 50 percent of the world’s disaster was recorded during past past two decades. This publication aims at identifying areas of mitigating flood, cyclone and storm surge disaster.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Nov 2006
A detailed analysis of Neanderthal DNA provides a unique insight into the genetic changes that accompanied the transition from early hominid to modern man. The study, reported in this week’s Nature, paves the way for a Neanderthal genome-sequencing effort.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Nov 2006
Researchers have discovered two mutations in the H5N1 avian influenza virus that enable it to recognise human receptor proteins. The amino acid changes, might prove useful molecular markers for assessing the pandemic potential of H5N1 samples.
Nature Publishing Group
15 Nov 2006
Treatments for muscular dystrophy, Five grand challenges for safe nanotechnology, Predicting the endpoint of earthquake ruptures, Infant burial by early modern humans, Discovery may help defeat gypsy moth, Flushing submarine canyons, Graphene in a spin