Month: April 2014

News: Cellular Biologist Dr. Woo Wei-Meng returns to Malaysia

News: Cellular Biologist Dr. Woo Wei-Meng returns to Malaysia

After more than a decade abroad, Malaysian scientist Dr. Woo Wei-Meng has returned home to commence her new position as Senior Research Fellow in the University of Malaya.[1] Originally a Biology graduate from the National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, Dr. Woo completed an MSc in Biochemistry at the National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan before moving to Santa Cruz, USA for her PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California. Her career in academia began at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for six years before being promoted to Research Associate in 2010.

News: University of Malaya and the National Institute of Health teaming up to investigate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and/or frontotemporal dementia (ALSFTD)

News: University of Malaya and the National Institute of Health teaming up to investigate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and/or frontotemporal dementia (ALSFTD)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United States has established a collaborative research effort with the University of Malaya (UM) to characterise the C9ORF72 gene in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and/or frontotemporal dementia (ALSFTD). The objective of this project is to search for a possible explanation on why patients with ALSFTD have different degrees of disease severity.

News: PISA 2012 highlights deteriorating education performance in Malaysia

News: PISA 2012 highlights deteriorating education performance in Malaysia

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The PISA examines the scholastic performance of 15-year-old pupils in mathematics, science and reading. According to the 2012 PISA report published last year, Malaysia was […]