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Malaysia’s science ‘needs more work’

Despite huge potential, Malaysia is failing to implement its science strategies and has had only "moderate success", says a ...

20/04/11

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Pacific free-trade agreement ‘threat to generic drugs’

A group of academics and NGOs has warned that a draft free-trade agreement threatens the development of generics.

12/04/11

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Malaysian scientists use tropical fruits to make batteries

Malaysian engineers have found that raw materials such as coconut shells and bamboo could be used to develop high-tech ...

01/02/11

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Malaysia follows Caymans with surprise GM mosquito trial

Malaysia has carried out its expected GM mosquito trial in secrecy, wrongfooting campaigners.

28/01/11

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Malaysia to release GM mosquitoes into the wild

Malaysia will be the first major nation to release GM mosquitoes into the wild, in the latest attempt to ...

02/11/10

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Life as a scientist in South-East Asia

From Cambodia to Singapore, Shiow Chin Tan finds the situation for scientists varies enormously across South-East Asia.

10/12/09

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New fly offers hope for termite control

Researchers hope that a newly-identified parasitic fly may one day help curb the high cost of termite damage in ...

20/08/09

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Scientists develop test to identify deadly malaria

Scarce resources could be directed towards life-threatening cerebral malaria with a new test that accurately diagnoses the disease.

09/12/08

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Mutated crops ‘could combat food crisis’

A technique that increases genetic mutation rates in crops could aid the global food crisis but needs more investment.

02/12/08

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Academics ‘have too much say’ on health research agendas

The people who implement health policies should have a say in the setting of research agendas, the Bamako conference ...

19/11/08

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Researchers employ egg beater in disease diagnosis

Researchers have shown that a modified egg beater can be used to separate plasma from whole blood for testing ...

30/10/08

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Online database unites science and human rights

Human rights organisations and scientists should find collaborating easier with the help of a new online database.

29/10/08

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