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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Older plantation crops release more CO2 in M’sia

OLDER rubber trees and oil palm plantations in Malaysia release more carbon dioxide from the soil into the atmosphere than younger groves, according to...

Bioeconomy Corp moves to MOA

MALAYSIAN Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corp) is now under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA), effective November 2, 2018. The...

Indonesia’s first GM crop to hit the market

THE government of Indonesia has approved the first locally developed genetically modified crop which will soon be commercialised in the country. The biotech sugarcane event...

Fresh insights help unlock mysteries of the first stages of life

KEY insights into how sperm and egg cells are formed have been discovered by scientists, shedding light on the earliest stages of their development. The...

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data

WASHINGTON, DC: IBM researchers are developing a new computer architecture, better equipped to handle increased data loads from artificial intelligence. Their designs draw on...

Human retinas grown in a dish explain how color vision develops

BIOLOGISTS at Johns Hopkins University grew human retinas from scratch to determine how cells that allow people to see in color are made. The work,...

New X-ray laser reveals structure of antibiotic- disabling enzyme

AN international collaboration led by the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron or DESY, with participation from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, the Department...

Smallest ever Tylosaurus fossil sheds light on species

RESEARCH by a multi-institutional team, including two members from the University of Delaware, has revealed new details about the HIV virus capsid structure and...

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