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Zero tolerance in methane emissions: A key step towards climate change...

BY ISRA ABBASI AMIDST the global urgency to combat climate change, Malaysia stands at the crossroads. The question looms: Is achieving zero-tolerance towards methane emissions a...

Gene-editing improves biotic and abiotic stress response of tomato

A STUDY published in Frontiers in Plant Science shows that editing the SlHyPRP1 and SlDEA1 genes of tomato improves its biotic and abiotic stress responses. This study has evaluated the drought, salinity,...

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Tatler Asia lists science crusader Mahaletchumy as one of Asia’s 100...

TATLER ASIA’S December 2023 issue unveiled 100 of Asia’s most influential persons. Among those who were honoured in this year’s roster of extraordinary Asians is The...

ABEATS 2023: Humanising technology for resilient and sustainable futures

PENANG: Following the two days of insightful discussions and proactive participation, the 5th ASEAN Business, Engineering, and Technology Symposium (ABEATS 2023) concluded on 2 December 2023, leaving a...

Geoscientists gather to discuss technology for earth science applications

PENANG: The Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Physics recently played host to a gathering of some of the brightest minds in the field of geophysics. The International Conference...

The COP28 experience by a roving adaptation minion

BY AZNIE RAHIM Climate change is probably the buzzword every time the Conference of Parties (COP) is organised. Recently, I had the privilege of attending...

Selangor eyes nifty economy, riding on the tailwinds of biotech and...

SELANGOR, Malaysia's premier industrial hub, is undergoing a strategic transformation, redirecting its economic focus towards the dynamic domains of biotechnology and life sciences. This directional shift...

Biogenes Technologies acquires Allen Healthcare Products , poised to capture...

BIOGENES TECHNOLOGIES (BIOGENES) has successfully completed the acquisition of  Allen Healthcare Products Sdn Bhd (AHP) – a Penang-based, ISO 13485 accredited pioneer of rapid test...

Fostering Methane Innovation across ASEAN

METHANE  is  a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), but unlike other GHGs, methane emissions can be used as energy, as it is the primary component...

Push to localise Global Methane Pledge for Malaysia

A POLICY BRIEF aimed at establishing methane governance in the country was recently launched during a seminar themed “Academic Research Promoting Transparency, Public Engagement, and...

Precision drug repurposing ‘Fast Track’ to treat Cancer

BY JOTISRI VASUDEVAN Two distinct tracks have emerged in the race to treat cancer: drug discovery and precision drug repurposing. Think of it as the...

DPM: Malaysia will lose RM7b by 2030 if biomass is discarded

PUTRAJAYA: The biomass obtained from agricultural practices is currently discarded as farm waste. But if such biomass is converted and utilised as an energy source,...

COP28 Agreement Signals ‘Beginning of the End’ of Fossil Fuel Era

THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE (COP28) closed with an agreement that signals the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era by laying...

Complementary sequencing technology gives new insight into gut microbiome

SINGAPORE scientists have reached a new milestone in sequencing technology that unravels the mysteries of microbial communities in our food and their profound effects on...

Impact documentary ‘Wasted’ spotlights Asia’s waste and how to deal with...

SINGAPORE: Against the backdrop of the UNFCCC COP28 conference which kicked off in November in Dubai and at the tail end of the “hottest year so...

Expert gives the rundown on heatwaves

BY JOTISRI VASUDEVAN “IN 1998, temperatures in Malaysia reached a staggering 40 °C during extreme weather events, sending shockwaves through the nation.” “Just over a decade...

Agritech startup Qarbotech lands USD 700,000 to bring productivity to farmers...

KUALA LUMPUR:  Qarbotech, a leading Malaysia-based agritech startup, announced today that it has raised USD 700,000 in seed funding and grants. The round was...

Research Shows Potential Use of Building Waste in Growing Tomatoes

A study from the University of Portsmouth shows that highly processed building waste could be used to grow tomatoes. The 70-day tomato growth trial...

Scientists Develop Gene-edited Chickens to Limit Spread of Bird Flu

SCIENTISTS from the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, and the Pirbright Institute used gene editing techniques to identify and change parts of chicken DNA that could limit...

UNM Welcomes Budget 2024 Boost To R&D For Innovation and Development

Positive Impact of Research Activities to Solve Challenges, Advance Society KUALA LUMPUR: The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) welcomes the Government’s boost for technology and...

USM Collaborating with Various Partners to Provide Education on Mangrove Ecosystems

KUALA MUDA: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), together with partners from various organisations successfully organised a mangrove planting project recently in Kedah. Held in Kuala Muda,...

COP28: Opportunity for PM to showcase Malaysia’s global climate leadership on...

BY DR SHAREEN YAWANARAJAH IN his first address before the U.N. General Assembly in New York this September, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim emphasized the importance of...

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