News: University of Malaya marine biologist awarded prestigious Pew Fellowship 2014 to study dugong ecology

News: University of Malaya marine biologist awarded prestigious Pew Fellowship 2014 to study dugong ecology

Dr. Louisa Shobini Ponnampalam from UM has received the prestigious Pew Fellowship to study the impact of rapid, large-scale development in the coastal areas of Peninsula Malaysia on dugong ecology. She is the first Malaysian to be awarded this competitive international grant for marine conservation, a testament to her capabilities and contributions as a scientist and marine conservationist.

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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.

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