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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Biotech players discuss international agreements on agribiotech

SOME 36 biotech players from 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe gathered for a workshop on regula­tory, scientific, and communication aspects of the...

Hunt for lost species…

The very first Search for Lost Species expedition got underway recently with a quest to northern Myanmar to find the pink-headed duck, missing since...

‘Food Evolution’ provokes pro-GMO debate

BY ARUNA GANESAN BANDAR SUNWAY: A recent forum held in conjunction with the documen­tary Food Evolution directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy pushed the global...

GM tomato gives added value

Hong Kong researchers produce tomatoes with extra vitamins, antioxidants THE School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sci­ence, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in col­laboration...

Biotech boosts farmers welfare, boosts poverty reduction

N CHANDRASEKHARA RAO (pix) from the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi discussed the impact of biotech­nology on farmers’ welfare and poverty reduction in his paper...

Borneo frog species leap in numbers…

In the past 20 years, new species of frogs have been identified in Borneo island. In the first field guide of Frogs of Borneo (1997)...

S’pore scientists in major breakthrough

Progress achieved in treating fibrotic diseases RESEARCHERS from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) have discov­ered that a critical protein,...

Research on preventing and treating Parkinson’s disease with liquorice

DGIST’s research team led by Dr Yun-Il Lee in Well Aging Research Center has identified a new mecha­nism of inhibition of dopaminergic neuronal apoptosis...

Large US study reports no link between glyphosate and cancer

A LARGE, prospective cohort study conducted among agricultural workers, farmers and their fami­lies in Iowa and North Carolina in the United States reports that...

Space farms will feed astronauts and earthlings

BY MICHAEL DIXON Professor and Director of the Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, University of Guelph CANADIAN researchers are leading an effort to grow crops...

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