News: MIGHT Collaboration with UK & Japan to Fund Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia

News: MIGHT Collaboration with UK & Japan to Fund Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia

Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) is working to collaborate with both the United Kingdom (UK) and Japan in financing projects related to science, technology and innovation (STI) in Malaysia.

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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…

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News: Breakthrough in malaria inoculation for vaccine development

News: Breakthrough in malaria inoculation for vaccine development

A novel method which involves inoculating participants with aseptic cryopreserved P. falciparum sporozoites, manufactured by Sanaria who has fellow Malaysian, Dr. Betty Sim Kim Lee as its vice president, could hasten the progress of developing a malaria vaccine.

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News: Malaysian Researcher Discovered That Diet Can Reverse Type II Diabetes

News: Malaysian Researcher Discovered That Diet Can Reverse Type II Diabetes

The idea that the progress of diabetes is irreversible is now being challenged by a finding that could lead to a promising long-term cure for diabetes. The finding was made in 2011 by Malaysian endocrinologist, Dr. Lim Ee Lin, while pursuing her postgraduate doctoral degree under the guidance of Professor Roy Taylor at the Newcastle University Medical School, United Kingdom.

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News: US$100 million partnership deal between Malaysia and Japan to fund green tech ideas and innovations

News: US$100 million partnership deal between Malaysia and Japan to fund green tech ideas and innovations

Malaysia has partnered with Japan-based Asian Energy Investment Pte Ltd in a US$100 million investment to fund Southeast Asian green technology ideas and innovators. This investment is part of an effort to accelerate the development of green energy products and businesses in Malaysia and within the region.

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News: Five outstanding Malaysians awarded the Merdeka Award 2013

News: Five outstanding Malaysians awarded the Merdeka Award 2013

The Merdeka Award was established by PETRONAS, ExxonMobil and Shell on the 27th of August 2007. There are five categories for the award and for each category, up to two people or organisations can be conferred the award. This year, five eminent individuals have been recently announced by the Board of Trustees of the Merdeka Award Trust to receive this prestigious award.

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The Malaysian Stem Cell Registry (MSCR)

The Malaysian Stem Cell Registry (MSCR)

The MSCR was established in 2000 and it is a joint project by the Ministry of Health, the National Cancer Council (MAKNA) and the Institute of Medical Research (IMR). Its main objective is to identify, collect data from volunteers and perform a search for potential donors for those who are in need.

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Dr Sin How Lim - Sole Malaysian Recipient of the Joint IAS-NIDA Research Fellowship Award 2013

Dr Sin How Lim – Sole Malaysian Recipient of the Joint IAS-NIDA Research Fellowship Award 2013

The International AIDS Society (IAS) and National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research Fellowship is a fellowship programme established in 2009 to promote research in drug use and HIV. One of the recipients of this year’s fellowship award is Dr Sin How Lim, a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Malaya. Scientific Malaysian News Editor, Azilleo Kristo Mozihim had the opportunity to speak to him at the IAS 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur.

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News: Malaysia and Korea Establish Research and Development (R&D) Collaboration

News: Malaysia and Korea Establish Research and Development (R&D) Collaboration

On the 16th of April 2013, Emeritus Professor Dato’ Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor of the Prime Minister, officiated the Korea-ASEAN Research and Development Cooperation Forum 2013. The event was jointly organised by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Korea (MOTIE) and Korea Institute of Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

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News: Malaysia and Indonesia should collaborate on Rhino breeding programmes, according to wildlife scientists

News: Malaysia and Indonesia should collaborate on Rhino breeding programmes, according to wildlife scientists

With no more than 100 rhinoceroses left, wildlife researchers from Malaysia and Indonesia are urging the government to initiate a rhinoceros breeding programme.

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News: The Sackler Institute for Nutritional Science to work with the Health Ministry of Malaysia

News: The Sackler Institute for Nutritional Science to work with the Health Ministry of Malaysia

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, established by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc., has finalised agreement to work with the Health Ministry of Malaysia. Malaysia is the first national government to agree to such partnership with the institute.

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News: Mahathir Science Award 2012 awarded to British scientist

News: Mahathir Science Award 2012 awarded to British scientist

The winner of 2012 Mahathir Science Award is British-born Prof. James M Kelly, recognised for his contribution to the development of seismic rubber bearings to protect structures from the devastating impact of earthquakes.

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