Articles tagged with ‘Malaysia’

In Malaysia, 1,096 cases of illegal infant abandonment were recorded from 1999 to 2011. Copyright : 123rf.com
14 May 2015
Researchers have published the first systematic data on infanticide and illegal infant abandonment in Malaysia, which could ultimately aid in the development of preventive measures. Infanticide refers to the non-accidental death of infants from one day to one year in age. Infant...
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Aseptic loosening is most challenging in the femoral component of a knee implant because it interfaces with all of the other components of a knee prosthesis. Image: 123rf.com
3 July 2014
Researchers in Malaysia, Iran and the UK have designed a new biomaterial that could significantly extend the life span of total knee replacements by addressing the most common cause of their failure. Led by Marjan Bahraminasab of Universiti Putra Malaysia, the researchers...
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chip
3 July 2014
Researchers in Malaysia are using derivatives from old-world toothbrushes to treat gum disease. Records show that as early as 3,500 BC, chewing sticks were used for purposes of oral hygiene. To Arabs, the chewing stick is known as the miswak. To make...
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Image: University of Malaysia
2 July 2014
Ocean waves provide concentrated, abundant, inexhaustible and non-polluting renewable energy, but Malaysia’s coastal waves hold only half the power considered viable for competitive electrical generation. Now, a research team, headed by Norhafizan Ahmad of the University of Malaya, has found a practical...
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Illustration showing the structure of the rhinovirus. Image: 123rf.com
2 July 2014
Malaysian researchers are investigating the epidemiology of severe viral respiratory infections in young children in hopes of developing rapid diagnostic tools to better control their transmission. Acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) is a major cause of death and disease around the world,...
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Image: University of Nottingham Malaysia
2 July 2014
Researchers working in Malaysia and the UK are finding that drivers’ perceptions of hazards, and thus their reaction times to them, vary from one country to another. According to the International Transport Forum, Malaysia has one of the highest death rates from...
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Image: Universiti Putra Malaysia
2 July 2014
A team of international researchers in Malaysia is developing a portable biosensor to detect and ultimately help prevent the spread of the most devastating disease that infects oil palm trees. The proposed biosensor is designed to identify the fungus Ganoderma boninense, which...
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30 June 2014
Tarsiers and tree shrews are being studied to learn more about the effects of ambient temperature on body temperature under tropical conditions. Little is known about the thermal physiology of mammals in the hot and humid tropics. Earlier studies with tree shrews...
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language
30 June 2014
Malaccan Portuguese Creole, spoken mainly by a small community in Malaysia, is getting a breath of life as researchers and community members archive this rapidly disappearing language. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) estimates that if nothing is done,...
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The Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants project is using stellite tracking devices to learn more about elephant behaviour and ecology, and how to mitigate human-elephant conflict. Image: University of Nottingham Malaysia
27 June 2014
A new project is using GPS-collars, camera traps and dung to tell us more about elephants in Malaysia and how to mitigate human-elephant conflict. “We can only manage what we measure.” That’s the key to a unique research project that’s harnessing high-sensitivity...
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