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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Climate-smart rice key to farmer resilience, says IRRI head

Chennai,India: Stress-tolerant rice varieties can help make farmers more resilient against the increasingly destructive effects of climate change, said Matthew Morell, director general of...

Offshore security surveillance gets serious attention

Safety and security has been a growing concern recently throughout the world. The main reason being is accidents - fire and explosions and criminal activities,...

Turning food waste into tires

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires...

Scientists rewarm large-scale tissues preserved at freezing temperatures

A research team led by the University of Minnesota, has discovered a groundbreaking process to successfully rewarm large-scale animal heart valves and blood vessels preserved...

Food security looks very different depending on where you are sitting

In 1974, the World Food Conference declared that: “Every man, woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in...

Gene editing for PRRSV resistance in pigs

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), a disease that reared its head in the 1980s and has been the bane of both pigs and...

Genome sequence of polar alga explains adaptation to extreme climates

An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean to adapt to extreme and highly...

M’sian bioeconomy set to deliver high impact outcomes

The Malaysian bioeconomy can significantly deliver high impact outcomes to People Economy and Capital Economy as emphasised in the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, said Deputy...

Woolly Boolly! They’re resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

Researchers from Harvard University announced their plan to bring the woolly mammoth back to life using CRISPR/Cas9 within two years’ time. This would not...

Malaysia poised to become global education hub

Times Higher Education’s Asia University Rankings for 2017 have revealed that Malaysia is poised to becoming a leading higher education nation. Malaysia claims seven of...

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