This September, the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS-ITBC) will provide ecological conservation training to approximately 20 government officer participants under the Integrated Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Training Course. Eligible candidates include government officials from ASEAN, the Pacific islands, South Asian and African nations.
Researchers speaking on the final day of the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) have focused on HIV epidemic trends in Asia and the Pacific, new vaccine insights and HIV and Hepatitis C comorbidity.
Reflecting a broad range of issues, Tuesday’s plenary speakers speaking at the second plenary session of the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) examined the issues of HIV and inflammation, an update on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and the social determinants and structural barriers at play in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s HIV epidemics.
With the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in Cambodia plummeting from 20,000 in the early 1990s to around 1,300 in 2012, a new initiative called Cambodia 3.0 is being implemented to achieve the elimination of new HIV infections in the country by 2020.
As the world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS begins, scientists warn that the implementation of scientific tools on the ground is still failing to especially reach key affected populations (KAPs) in many parts of the world.
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).
With no more than 100 rhinoceroses left, wildlife researchers from Malaysia and Indonesia are urging the government to initiate a rhinoceros breeding programme.
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.
It has come to our attention that several news media have published an article on Malaysian Scientific Diaspora Network (MSDN). Suspiciously, the missions of the network are exactly the same as what we have laid out here at Scientific Malaysian.
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.
At 13,345 feet above sea level, a group of Dutch researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in collaboration with Sabah Parks, discovered 160 new species previously unrecorded in Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia. Kinabalu Park, located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
University Malaya (UM) is one of oldest university in Malaysia and it was founded in 1949. It is considered by the general Malaysian population to be one of the best universities in Malaysia but how does it stack up with the other universities globally?