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The Health Benefits of 5 Superfood Seeds

When it comes to snacks, nuts may outweigh seeds in terms of popularity. How easy is it to pick up a small,...

Why ‘Eco-Friendly’ Fast Food Takeout Bowls Might Be Unhealthy for You

In an effort to reduce waste and its subsequent impact on the environment, many restaurants that offer takeout or delivery options are...

Young investors shun Bursa Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Only a small percentage of young retail investors under the age of 35 are investing in the local stock market...

MDEC eyes 20 pct e-commerce growth by 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd aims of achieving a 20 per cent growth year-on-year...

FUTURE PROOF: Biotech for smart buildings

WHEN you hear the word “biotech”, it normally conjures up images of agriculture, food production and medicine. You don’t normally think of...

Bioeconomics looks to the future

We live in a world with limited natural resources and whose population will double in the coming decades. In recent times, a...

MyCC: Government should introduce house brands for formula milk

KUALA LUMPUR: The government should explore the introduction of house brands within the infant formula milk sector to create more choices for...

BIOMEDICAL

Don’t be fooled by unregistered medicine, health product claims: NGO

KUALA LUMPUR: The level of public awareness on the use of unregistered medicines and health products is still poor despite various effort...

Treating glioblastoma with a Ziopharm drug and IL-12 gene therapy

Human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) is a powerful immunotherapy that can rally the immune system to attack cancer cells. But it can work too...

Novartis bets big on China, 50 new drug applications expected by 2023

The Financial Time reports that Novartis (NYSE:NVS) expects to file 50 applications for drug approvals in China by 2023, about evenly split between on-patent...

Keto Diet Demonstrates Anticancer Effect in Mice

The results of newly reported studies in mice and humans suggest that restricting blood glucose levels through diet or by using existing...

Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates

WASHINGTON: Scientists were a step closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after two drugs in a clinical trial were found to significantly...

AGBIOTECH

Genetically modified mosquitoes: New plan to eradicate zika, dengue and yellow fever

A revolutionary project is underway to help eradicate deadly viruses spread by mosquitoes. Australian researchers have embarked on the...

World’s largest urban farm to open – on a Paris rooftop

It’s a warm afternoon in late spring and before us rows of strawberry plants rustle in the breeze as the scent of...

Sarawak has huge potential in herbal industry — CM

KUCHING: The herbal industry has huge economic potential that would enable Malaysia to compete with foreign countries in producing herbalproducts.

Guarana ada potensi jadi tanaman alternatif getah, sawit

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia berpotensi menjadi pengeluar tunggal produk guarana di Asia Tenggara jika kerajaan dapat mempertimbangkan untuk membangunkannya sebagai tanaman alternatif bagi...

LGM, Adastra bekerjasama tambah pendapatan pekebun getah

KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Getah Malaysia (LGM) bekerjasama dengan pakar hak milik intelektual, Adastra Intellectual Property Sdn Bhd untuk menambah pendapatan pekebun kecil...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

European Commission imposes duties on Indonesian biodiesel imports

The European Commission has imposed countervailing duties of 8-18% on imports of subsidised Indonesian biodiesel, in an attempt to ‘restore a level...

Glitter that won’t hurt the environment

Since the launch of renewable and compostable NatureFlex films in 2003, Futamura has helped hundreds of leading retailers and ethical brand owners...

Container Recycling Institute Responds to Recent Redemption Center Closures in California

In California, the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) has called the recent closure of 284 recycling redemption centers (RCs) by rePlanet, the largest operator of such...

Ethanol, agriculture coalition urges EPA to reconsider higher ethanol blend limits

A group of ethanol, agriculture and clean fuel organisations have appealed the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review a recent rulemaking...

Jokowi mahu biodiesel B30 sawit digunakan menjelang 2020

JAKARTA: Presiden Indonesia, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo mahu biodiesel dengan kandungan 30 peratus minyak bio atau B30 digunakan menjelang Januari 2020.