Articles tagged with ‘Universiti Putra Malaysia’

Purslane (Portulaca orelacea) is an herb grown in most regions of the world. Copyright : 123rf.com
19 May 2015
Researchers in Malaysia are exploring the link between antioxidant production in the herb purslane and the salinity of the soil where it grows. Their results suggest that salt-stressed purslane may be a potential source of bioactive compounds for commercial use. Epidemiological studies...
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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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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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Insulin pens. Image: Sriram Bala/ Flickr
26 June 2014
Researchers are currently investigating whether a naturally occurring human protein that can trigger the death of cancer cells could also be used as a treatment for obesity and diabetes. Called tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), the protein’s role in promoting apoptosis,...
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6 March 2014
A Malaysian research team has developed a simple, low-cost and environmentally friendly method for producing nanoparticles for use in biomedical applications such as the repair of fractured bone. The team successfully synthesized “aragonite” nanoparticles (ANPs) from the cockle shell, an inexpensive and...
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Having a high-class car makes your status high? Credit: morganglines/ Flickr
21 January 2014
In the world of branding and advertising, products carry a certain message to potential customers. Through purchase and possession of a product, the message is transferred to the consumer, labelling them with social status and personalities that the object originally implied. Researchers...
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5 September 2012
A study on the emotional and behavioural adjustments of children from inter-ethnic and mono-ethnic families in Malaysia challenges traditional assumptions about inter-ethnic families.
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The furniture manufacturing industry employs nearly 700 000 workers in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
8 August 2012
Contrary to popular belief, migrant workers in the Southeast Asian furniture manufacturing industry are more productive and less accident prone than the local permanent workforce, according to new research.
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A child eating
29 June 2012
Scientists in Malaysia have shown that parents’ feeding practices and attitudes to nutrition can affect cognitive performance in young children.
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8 May 2012
New research suggests that different cooking practices can affect the concentration of a cancer-causing chemical in French fries.
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