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Nature Publishing Group
21 Sep 2005
An expert panel responsible for ending the debate about whether or not Pluto is a planet have come up with a radical solution. They want to end use of the term 'planet' altogether, unless it is accompanied by a qualifier.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Sep 2005
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature including An organic thyristor, Sequence of chromosome 18 completed, Surprising diet and lifestyle of ancient microbe revealed, Climate models underestimate air pressure changes and Landscaping by Amazonian ants
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
21 Sep 2005
In the scenario of imminent energy crises fuelled by huge import bills and rising prices of petro-based products, biofuels seem to be options of the future.
Population Council
21 Sep 2005
Older adults in Cambodia have survived decades of political and social volatility including civil war and genocide. This analysis looks at a basic measure of health among a population that until recently has been isolated from the rest of the world.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
19 Sep 2005
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researchers in collaboration with the Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia have come up with a one step molecular based technique which can quickly identify the bird flu virus.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
19 Sep 2005
The technique was evaluated using 20 different influenza A strains and was successful in identifying a series of different bird flu viruses.
Population Council
18 Sep 2005
A program providing reproductive health education and livelihoods skills training to adolescent girls in India, has shown that such interventions are acceptable to parents, feasible to implement, and exert some positive influence on the girls.
Mahidol University
18 Sep 2005
The courses aim to train young researchers on the tropical diseases of TDR portfolio (Malaria, Tuberculosis, Dengue, Leishmaniasis, Chagas’ disease, African Sleeping Sickness, Leprosy, Filariasis, Onchocerciasis and Schistosomiasis)
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
18 Sep 2005
The essay looks at the proliferation of bilateral and minilateral preferential trading agreements from the perspective of the developing countries. The changes may not necessarily be good for the developing countries.
Nature Publishing Group
18 Sep 2005
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE
Wildlife Conservation Society
18 Sep 2005
The agreement set a target of 2010 for “securing a constant and significant reduction in the current rate of loss of great ape populations and their habitats; and, by 2015, securing the future of all species and subspecies of great apes in the wild.”
National University of Singapore
14 Sep 2005
At the National University of Singapore, Professor Gopalakrishnakone and his team have recently started working with the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative on the use of quantum dots to deliver toxins to target areas.
Population Council
14 Sep 2005
Population Council researchers recently completed studies in Pakistan and Nepal of attitudes and behaviors surrounding violence against women during pregnancy. These investigations were some of the first of their kind in South Asia.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
14 Sep 2005
In the present times, the question for us in the global South is: “Do we have choices?” If we do, how can we best exercise them in the age of extremes ushered in by globalization, by globalized wars, and symbolized by the events of 9/11.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
14 Sep 2005
Snakebite is one of the common causes of death in rural and suburban areas of tropical countries such as India. In the present case, it was a mystery as to how the snake could bitten the victim at the back of the head.
Nanyang Technological University
14 Sep 2005
The program, developed by NTU's terrorism informatics research group, cuts down research time and is an intelligent system that can,over time, learn to extract more terrorist-related patterns and nuances from websites.
National University of Singapore
14 Sep 2005
Bringing together local immunology talent to create an internationally competitive focus for research, teaching and scholarship in immunology
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Asia Research News
14 Sep 2005
5th Annual Conference of the South East Asian Association for Institutional Research (SEAAIR)
National University of Singapore
13 Sep 2005
Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are the first in the world to identify juxtanodin, a novel protein of the nervous system, and to reveal its biological functions in controlling the development of oligodendroglia.
Bethesda CAM Research Center
Bethesda CAM Research Center
11 Sep 2005
Pharmacological screening revealed that the drug "Savveera Chendooram" has got potent Anti-inflammatory (both acute and chronic), Anti-pyretic and Analgesic actions.
Nature Publishing Group
11 Sep 2005
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE. For papers that will be published online on 11 September 2005.
Wildlife Conservation Society
11 Sep 2005
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researcher Charles Foley sought--and finally found--his white giraffe.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
11 Sep 2005
Scarcity of food can be a potential source of conflicts and incidence of socio-economic and political instability. There is a close nexus among food insecurity, poverty and disease.
Population Council
11 Sep 2005
Population Council researchers have found that exposure to low levels of phthalates can alter the levels of testosterone (the male sex hormone), increase the proliferation of cells in the testes, and significantly accelerate the onset of male puberty.
Wildlife Conservation Society
07 Sep 2005
WCS conservationists are working to minimise human-bear conflict. In this test, the bears could not open the canister, designed to secure food and garbage near campsites and thus reduce the number of human-bear encounters in the process.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
07 Sep 2005
This paper examines the post 9/11 US-led global war on terror and its unaccounted impacts on ordinary people’s lives, especially women’s, in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology
07 Sep 2005
The cyclone which struck Bangladesh on the night of 29-30, April, 1991 was particularly severe causing widespread damage, killing 138,882 people.Total loss has been estimated at US$2.07 billion dollars for all sectors.
Keio University
07 Sep 2005
The Sasagawa Project is the first systematized deinstitutionalization project in Japan that aims to make the transition from hospital to residential living while ensuring both the quality and continuity of care for the patients.