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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.
01 Aug 2006
The WorldFish Center invited its Philippine partner institutes to a consultative meeting to develop several project collaborations.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
31 Jul 2006
1) Marketers have not been able to tap opportunities in the rural Indian market because of their failure to address the issue of affordability. (2) Most CEOs continue to be troubled by their inability to achieve success through market growth and find it easier to direct their efforts towards making organisations lean and ‘mean’
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
31 Jul 2006
The study was done to develop management practices to reduce the use of herbicides, in the semi-arid Mediterranean agricultural ecosystems of Torozos (Valladolid, Spain).
Keio University
30 Jul 2006
Over the last 10 years, the most prominent developments in clinical medicine were the introduction of gene therapy and minimally invasive surgery. Basic scientific progress was so rapid that practical activities, teaching young fellows, clinical training of residents were left behind.
Nature Publishing Group
30 Jul 2006
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Sulfation code for sugar chains, Genomic blueprint for oil slick cleanup bacterium, Mouse model suggests treatment strategy for muscular dystrophy, Inhibiting inflammation in multiple sclerosis
28 Jul 2006
This policy paper on Aquaculture Productivity determines sources of growth of the aquaculture industry, identify problems constraining the growth and threshes out issues and concerns that must be attended to for sustained growth of the aquaculture industry.
28 Jul 2006
The recent fish kill that wiped out 80% of the fish cages in Lake Taal, Batangas with an estimated loss of P50 million was caused by a phenomenon known as lake overturn, according to specialists of the Los Baños-based PCAMRD
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
28 Jul 2006
As global competition drives corporations, managers frequently rely on country risk analysis as a crucial aspect of strategic decision-making. The paper examines the effect of various economic and political factors on country risk ratings published by Euromoney and Institutional Investor.
Nature Publishing Group
27 Jul 2006
One of the most controversial chemicals on the planet is set to make a comeback as a prime weapon in the fight against malaria in Africa, reports a special News Feature in the August issue of Nature Medicine.
Central Asia Archaeological Group
27 Jul 2006
The Central Asia Archeological Group (CAAG), with headquarters in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Central Asia Archaeological Group (www.caag.uz) is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organization, established for joining up the best of the most progressive specialists in the field of history and archaeology research in Central Asia.
Sparta Institute of Social Studies
27 Jul 2006
A report from the first-ever National Tsunami Disaster Symposium organised by Sparta Institute of Social Studies who are working as Consultant to UNEP and UNESCO.
Nature Publishing Group
26 Jul 2006
The role of particular neurons in a region of monkeys’ brains known to be important for object recognition is more clearly established by a study appearing online in Nature this week. The research shows that artificially activating these nerve cells biases the monkey’s choices in face categorization tasks.
Nature Publishing Group
26 Jul 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature include Planetary science: Methane storms on Titan, Microbiology: Acid-loving microbes thrive in deep-sea heat baths, Geology: Faulting the ocean floor, Solid-state physics: Spin doctors leave their mark/produce material benefit, How fishy fins arise
Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable
26 Jul 2006
In an attempt to understand the potential cause of rickets in Bangladesh, SARPV conducted a study of 70 households. The results show that diet, food preparation, sunlight exposure and breastfeeding are all major possibilities
IPCRI - Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
25 Jul 2006
It has been said that wars create opportunities for political changes. The current Middle East crisis should be used by decisions makers to create opportunities to bring the region into a new era of regional and bilateral negotiations aimed at dealing with the Israeli-Arab conflict in a comprehensive fashion.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
25 Jul 2006
This study attempts to establish a link between organizational culture and managerial thinking. This kind of analysis would help managers to adopt tactics to effectively deal with people in a cultural context.
Nature Publishing Group
23 Jul 2006
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE - For papers that will be published online on 23 July 2006 including Large-scale turbulence - Nature Physics, Gleevec may cause heart problems - Nature Medicine, Neutralizing HIV - Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Keio University
21 Jul 2006
Stenting is the reinforcement of an artery to prevent it from closing following surgery. The study finds that the use of sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) would be a cost-saving option as compared with bare metal stent (BMS) implantation within the context of the Japanese healthcare system.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
19 Jul 2006
A preliminary study in the trends of language use among Malay families in Kuching, Sarawak and a case study of language use with the younger generation in Foochow families