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Press Release: UTAR and UM students emerged as winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013

Press Release: UTAR and UM students emerged as winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Universiti Malaya (UM) Master degree students emerged as joint-winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013 under the Young Intellectual Category. The Competition which was organized by Malaysian Scientific Association and WENCOM Career Consultancy and began in 2012 is one which provides career development for Science and Technology students with entrepreneurial potential.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News: Malaysia to host ecological conservation training programmes for government officials

News: Malaysia to host ecological conservation training programmes for government officials

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.

Press Release (IAS 2013): HIV Epidemic in Asia and the Pacific, HIV Vaccine Developments and HIV-Hepatitis C Co-infection

Press Release (IAS 2013): HIV Epidemic in Asia and the Pacific, HIV Vaccine Developments and HIV-Hepatitis C Co-infection

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.