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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
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Asia Research News
25 Aug 2006
Hopefulness and Impatience Mark Conclusion of Six-Day Meeting of PLWHAs, Scientists, Activists, Policymakers and Community Caregivers at the just concluded XVI AIDS Conf. in Toronto
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Asia Research News
25 Aug 2006
HIV in Asia: theological responses and interfaith working, Indonesia introduces the first prison Methadone maintenance treatment in Asia, Youth breaking the ''conspiracy of silence', Explosive epidemic among injecting drug users, New priorities for South Asia, Female condom experiences in Asia and the Pacific, Can Asia learn from Africa?
Nature Publishing Group
24 Aug 2006
Seventy top flu scientists and health officials, including six Nobel laureates, today backed a plan to end secrecy over avian flu data: the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID).
Nature Publishing Group
23 Aug 2006
By plucking single cells from human embryos, Robert Lanza and his colleagues have been able to generate new lines of cultured human embryonic stem (ES) cells while leaving the embryo intact.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
22 Aug 2006
Since the early 1990s, China has been investing in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. The article describes many advances made in nanotechnology by scientists in China, its global impact and the need to maintain standards.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Aug 2006
The benefits of long-term treatment with statins are well established - they lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and strokes. Now a novel beneficial action of statins is reported in a study published online this week in the British Journal of Pharmacology.
Centre for Research and Development of Ethno-medicinal Plants (CREDEP)
20 Aug 2006
In Vietnam, there is a saying “Forest is gold”, sadly, this treasury is being illegally looted. Yet, for thousands of years, every group of people have accumulated experiences of using plants as medicines. The knowledge which is not yet recorded in any books, is at the most serious risk of loss.
Nature Publishing Group
20 Aug 2006
New compounds give voice to silenced neural DNA, Quantum paradox predicted to occur in graphene, Spin-flow without electric currents, Fatherhood changes brain anatomy, Fighting Lyme disease, Cystic fibrosis: explaining persistent lung infections, Understanding leukaemia
Keio University
17 Aug 2006
The main theme of the symposium was “Designing the Future through Sports”, and the sessions focused on issues such as how sports contribute to our society and healthy living, and how we should engage in sporting activities.
Nature Publishing Group
16 Aug 2006
The molecular structure of a key avian influenza protein reveals a quirk that could be used to design more potent drugs against pandemic flu; The use of unvaccinated 'sentinel' birds may not always prevent the silent spread of the H5N1 virus through vaccinated flocks
Nature Publishing Group
16 Aug 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature - Planetary science: Caps off to carbon dioxide on Mars, Microbiology: Unseen Archaea vital to nitrogen cycle, Quantum physics: Taking electrons for a spin, Watching early galaxies take shape
Keio University
14 Aug 2006
Researchers used this method to investigate in vivo the fate of various adult stem cells transplanted into the mouse ischemic brain. Results indicate that adult stem cells could be used as vehicles to introduce therapeutic genes into the central nervous system in an attempt to support brain recovery.
Nature Publishing Group
13 Aug 2006
Neurobiology: Survival of the well-connected, Neuroscience: Protein folding lost in translation, Development: How neurons sprout like trees, Antiviral protein linked to healthier lungs, One recurrent cause of mental retardation found, Fighting flies, A potential new target for antidepressants
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
11 Aug 2006
India is on its way to have a ‘crispy revolution’ due to emerging growth and rapid progress in potato processing sector. Growing urbanization and changing food habit have made the potatoes leave the tables and take the refuge in packets or pouches at everybody's pleasure across the generation gap.
Nature Publishing Group
11 Aug 2006
SPACE ON EARTH: SAVING OUR WORLD BY SEEKING OTHERS by CHARLES S. COCKELL and Middle World: THE RESTLESS HEART OF MATTER AND LIFE by MARK HAW.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Aug 2006
Two developments, expanding the potential applications of high-resolution fluorescence imaging, are published online by Nature Methods this week. Both expand the potential applications of ultrahigh-resolution fluorescence imaging, making it more widely accessible.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
09 Aug 2006
Say goodbye to shiny noses and acne. This new invention by Malaysian scientists allows you to get rid of unwanted facial oil without damaging the environment - the world’s first biodegradable facial oil blotting film.
Nature Publishing Group
09 Aug 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. Frozen rocks spotted by X-ray blocking, New technique glimpses half-billion-year-old embryos, Egg donation, compensation and regulation, The case of the missing lithium may be solved, Watching a crystal shake with light, Controlling the super-traffic, Origins of body patterning
Centre for Research and Development of Ethno-medicinal Plants (CREDEP)
08 Aug 2006
This paper gives an overview on the medicinal plants of Vietnam (especially ethnomedicinal plants and medical indigenous knowledge) from the past to present, and their potential value for the development of new medicines in the near future.
Nature Publishing Group
06 Aug 2006
A paper published online this week by Nature shows that plants pass down 'memories' of stressful events from parent to progeny, which might help them adapt to difficult conditions. A link between zinc and a critical aspect of normal immune cell function is identified by a study to be published in the September issue of Nature Immunology.
04 Aug 2006
In collaboration with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region V, a fisheries School-on-the-Air (FSA) cum training on Tilapia Culture and Processing was conducted to promote the culture and processing of tilapia and assess the effectiveness of the FSA cum training program being implemented by the Council.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
03 Aug 2006
Landslides and erosion bring much grief and suffering to people in many parts of the world. To alleviate this problem, researchers have developed a cheap and practical solution which uses palm oil and rubber wastes to control the top soil and slope stability.
Nature Publishing Group
02 Aug 2006
Researchers in Australia are developing a non-invasive way of telling how old a whale is, by scooping up the skin flakes it sheds into the sea, according to a News Exclusive in Nature this week. If they succeed, then one of the key arguments in favour of killing whales for scientific research will be dead in the water.
Nature Publishing Group
02 Aug 2006
Press release from Nature. Vol.442 No.7102. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Look smart!, Genetic key to finch beak length, Evidence for plate tectonics in the early Earth, Why galaxies don't get to the point, Peering at the pairs, A rose by any other temperature
Centre for Research and Development of Ethno-medicinal Plants (CREDEP)
01 Aug 2006
Based in Hanoi, CREDEP studies the biodiversity, conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants and indigenous knowledge resources in Vietnam.