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IDRC announces scale-up of ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries
28-April-2015

Ottawa, Canada, April 27, 2015 – Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) today announced CA$17 million in new funding for projects that will make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries.

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Contact: Prabha Sethuraman Institution: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Category: Science
 
Earthquake in Nepal - Expert comments from Australia and UK Science Media Centre
27-April-2015

Early on Saturday, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area of central Nepal between Kathmandu and the Pokhara, killing more than 3,000 people. The tremor also unleashed avalanches on Mount Everest. A powerful aftershock was felt on Sunday in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and more avalanches were reported near Everest.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: People
 
Cobalt Poor and Rich lixNi1-yCoyO2 Layered Materials For Li-Ion Battery Application
27-April-2015

Researchers from the Institute of Science, University Teknologi MARA Selangor conducted a study into the possibility of using new and cost effective compounds in Li ION battery application.

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Contact: Darmarajah Nadarajah Institution: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Category: Technology
 
World's first genetic modification of human embryos reported
24-April-2015

Chinese scientists say they’ve genetically modified human embryos for the very first time. The work was reported in the journal Protein & Cell. Here are some expert comments thanks to the UK and Australian Science Media Centre.

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Contact: Administrator Account Institution: ResearchSEA Category: Science
 
Cell fusion ‘eats up’ the ‘attractive cell’ in flowering plants
24-April-2015

Flowering plants naturally know when they need to spare or perish their cells. In a new study reported in Cell, scientists at WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University have examined the ovules of plant cells to reveal a novel cell-elimination system based on an unusual cell fusion.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
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