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Gulf Research Center
11 Oct 2006
Bilateral FTAs can jeopardize multilateral efforts at trade liberalization, as they are about establishing national spheres of influence and shielding them from competition.
Nature Publishing Group
11 Oct 2006
Vaccinating the Ethiopian wolf, Titan's ocean lost forever?, Oxygen puzzle solved?, Modelling the early Universe, Controlling the insulin-degrading enzyme may relieve Alzheimer’s disease, Towards a quantum network and finally… Salamanders see red
Gulf Research Center
10 Oct 2006
Suggestions that Europe is unable to offer concrete solutions to the region's problems indicate a misunderstanding of the actual nature of the challenge. Europe cannot replace the US in the Gulf but it can certainly provide alternatives and incentives where the current US approach falls desperately short.
Keio University
10 Oct 2006
This paper analyses the role of journalism in Japan and uses a high profile group bullying murder case as a case study to illustrate the state of journalism in Japan
Keio University
10 Oct 2006
According to 2004 statistics, local films in Japan took in an estimated 35 % of the total revenue. By contrast the same year, Canadian feature films earned 4.3 % in Canada. This figure shows the big difference between Canada and Japan.
International Rice Research Institute
09 Oct 2006
Los Baños, Philippines – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) continues to repair extensive damage caused last Thursday (September 28) by the worst typhoon in more than a decade to hit the world-famous agricultural research center.
International Rice Research Institute
09 Oct 2006
New Delhi, India – More income for the world’s millions of poor rice farmers and consumers is the first goal of a major new revamp to the agenda of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) – the largest and most successful international agricultural research institute in Asia.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
08 Oct 2006
The co-riparians of the Jordan River Basin (Lebanon, Syria, Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories and Jordan) suffer differing degrees of water stress. The quantification and attainment of their water rights is thus an important topic, especially as the demand for water is growing throughout the region as a whole.
Nature Publishing Group
08 Oct 2006
Women with mutations in a gene called BRIP1 have twice the normal risk of breast cancer, according to a study to be published in the November issue of Nature Genetics.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
04 Oct 2006
The electronic nose is an array of gas sensors which measure the frequency changes of volatile vapors on its surfaces. The 'electronic tongue' consists of lipid polymer membrane electrodes (to mimic human tongue) for the analysis of liquid samples.
Allied Health Sciences
04 Oct 2006
This study aim to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of nursing students in Dar es Salaam regarding HIV infection and AIDS, identifying in the process, areas which need to be changed or emphasized for provision, of better nursing care of HIV–infected and AIDS patients, and with minimal occupational risk of acquiring HIV infection.
Nature Publishing Group
04 Oct 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature include Quantum physics: Quantum teleportation between light and matter, Geology: How does the Earth recycle? and finally… Whiskers bristle with news
Nature Publishing Group
04 Oct 2006
The last thing most people want in their computer's memory is a virus. But now a team of scientists has used a virus to make a memory device, according to research in this month's Nature Nanotechnology.
Nature Publishing Group
03 Oct 2006
Potential novel targets for anti-cancer therapy are revealed in a paper to be published online this week in Molecular Systems Biology. Forest White and colleagues investigated the EGFR/HER2 signaling pathway, which is perturbed in human breast cancer.
NAM S&T Centre
03 Oct 2006
International conference on S&T Policy Research and Statistics, International Roundtable on Lessons from Natural Disasters, Policy Issues and Mitigation Strategies, International Roundtable on Lightning Protection, International workshop on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Medicine
Gulf Research Center
01 Oct 2006
China is certainly an important portfolio addition, but its growth story is not as impeccable as portrayed usually. By trying to avoid dollar weakness in the US, Gulf investors could be hit by dollar weakness and declining exports in China instead.
Nature Publishing Group
01 Oct 2006
A molecule that makes mammals feel full up has been identified, and drugs that target it may help to treat obesity. Other newsworthy papers include Vision: Bug eyes get a makeover - Nature, One step toward more efficient cloning - Nature Genetics, New strategy for controlling inflammation - Nature Immunology
Keio University
01 Oct 2006
The September issue of this international journal from Keio University is now available online.
Islamic University of Gaza
01 Oct 2006
Abstract submission deadline is October 15, 2006. The conference will be held at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) from 18-19 June 2007. It will focus on important engineering issues relevant to construction and development, which will stimulate construction efforts and development.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Sep 2006
Recommendations published in the October issue of Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology should help physicians to identify quickly whether or not a patient is suitable for treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Nature Publishing Group
28 Sep 2006
Dust mites produce an allergen that disrupts the skin’s ability to act as a barrier to other allergens and environmental irritants according to research published this week in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
27 Sep 2006
The East Mediterranean region is part of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), which is recognized as one of the driest and most water scarce regions in the world. This paper described the roots of water conflict over the shared water resources particularly in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
Nature Publishing Group
27 Sep 2006
Methane on the rise?, 1918 influenza virus triggered exaggerated immune response, Malaria riddle explained, Massive stars require gas doughnuts, Extremophile’s extreme repair job, Solid turns into bizarre state of matter, Hot condensation and Silk spun by tarantula feet
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
26 Sep 2006
Three new papers from Indian Journals tell us about the best time to harvest for herbal drug purposes, zinc recovery from polluted waters and the occurrence of Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli in livestock and poultry in north-eastern India
Nature Publishing Group
26 Sep 2006
A special focus issue on childhood developmental disorders, including specific language impairment and dyslexia, autism, and the mental retardation syndrome fragile X, is presented in the October issue of Nature Neuroscience. Four articles explore current knowledge about these disorders and suggest avenues for future research.
Gulf Research Center
24 Sep 2006
The most constructive offer that Iran can make at this stage is not by lending a proactive hand, but by not extending a hand at all. The magic potion that Iraq urgently needs is an immediate end to Iran's interference.
Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT)
24 Sep 2006
MINT’s R&D projects include decontamination of Cosmetics, Agrochemicals for Tropical Agriculture, Hydrogel, Bone Allograft, Study of Pesticides in Vegetables, Breeding of New Varieties of Bananas, developing new Radiopharmaceuticals and many more
Nature Publishing Group
24 Sep 2006
Cancer can be tackled with a combination of drug and genetic therapies, such that the effectiveness of the individual treatments are enhanced, as shown by Yi-Yan Yang and colleagues in the October issue of Nature Materials.
Nature Publishing Group
22 Sep 2006
Heart disease should top the list of women’s health concerns but, according to a Viewpoint article to be published in the October issue of Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, it doesn’t even come close.
Nanyang Technological University
22 Sep 2006
The most noteworthy aspect of Al Qaeda in the post 9-11 environment has been its broadened appeal among the Muslim community. Five years after 9-11, we face a greater threat than at 9-11. What are the successes and failures of that campaign?