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PM to local researchers: Mobilise efforts for agro-food innovation

SABAK BERNAM: Local researchers have been urged to come forward to showcase their research and development (R&D), and drive innovation in the agro-food industry. Prime...

Innovative cities: Who’s leading the way on green technologies?

PARIS, Nov 23 — As well as being a neighbour to tech giants like Facebook and Google, the city of San Francisco is also...

Collaboration with private sector will expand Malaysia’s digital economy

STRONGER partnership and new collaborations with the private sector will position Malaysia as a top destination for investors in the region and expand the...

Malaysia among nations that created employment in renewable energy in 2020, says IRENA

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 24): Malaysia has been listed among nations that created employment in the renewable energy sphere in 2020. In its Renewable Energy and...

Focus on the economy first

THE government needs to focus on efforts to improve the economy and other crucial sectors instead of worrying about holding an early general election...

More Local Startups Have The Power To Become Unicorns: MDEC CEO

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) CEO Mahadzir Aziz says a few local startups are strong enough to become the next unicorns and are already considered...

DSNN 2021-2030 to create a dynamic nanotechnology ecosystem

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 15 -- The National Nanotechnology Policy and Strategy (DSNN) 2021-2030 was launched today to create a dynamic and progressive nanotechnology ecosystem as...

BIOMEDICAL

Experts: High time to legalise medical cannabis, kratom

KUALA LUMPUR: As a psychiatrist and drug addiction specialist, Associate Prof Dr Rusdi Abd Rashid has seen the adverse effects of marijuana on patients...

What makes the delta variant of COVID-19 so contagious?

The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has swept the planet, becoming the dominant variant within just a few months. A new study from Boston Children's...

Roche, Genentech tap Flywheel to spin up AI-based drug discovery research

Roche and its Genentech division have tapped data curation developer Flywheel to help train its machine learning models aimed at discovering potential new drugs. Flywheel’s...

Branding the pandemic

The pandemic has led to big pharma brands being catapulted into the foreground of public imagination like never before. Today, almost everyone has an...

China to develop Next-Gen COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group has reached collaboration agreement with the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), to develop novel antiviral drugs for...

AGBIOTECH

Penangkapan ikan tuna digalakkan

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Makanan menyarankan pelabur dan peserta industri untuk membuka kilang dan mengusahakan kapal tuna serta menjadikan Labuan sebagai Hab...

Mussel farming: a source of sustainable protein that promotes biodiversity

Having been inspired to start mussel farming by studies showing many potential benefits of bivalve aquaculture, fledgling farmer Jude Brown has been heartened by...

Mafi implements R&D of new varieties of padi seeds

KUALA LUMPUR: Research and development (R&D) of new varieties of padi seeds is being carried out to develop varieties that can adapt to local problems. Ministry...

Asia will lead agrifood’s ‘future of breakthrough innovations,’ says Cargill strategy chief

Last week delegates descended — albeit virtually — on Singapore for SWITCH, the city-state’s annual tech festival. And in a refreshing turn for an event...

Scientists Develop High-Yielding, Biofortified, Drought Tolerant Transgenic Chickpea

Scientists from the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) in India have successfully developed a new high-yielding transgenic desi chickpea variety. The research group used the...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Petronas upholds long-term commitment to sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY has long been a major concern for companies in the energy sector, particularly in the oil and gas (O&G) industry. Increasingly stringent climate-related policies...

Mitsui Chemicals Launches Microwave-Based Direct Monomerization Project for Plastic Waste

Japanese companies Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Microwave Chemical Co. Ltd. have launched a new initiative aimed at commercializing the use of microwave technology in...

ICEF Roadmap Presented for Leveraging Untapped Potential of Carbon Mineralization

The ICEF roadmap was presented at an official side event of the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) and it discussed "Pathways to Carbon Neutrality...

Giant offshore Irish wind farm planned for green hydrogen

(Nov 24): A Singapore-based offshore wind developer has signed an agreement to build a huge US$10 billion wind farm off the coast of Ireland...

Johor plans to build smart WTE plant to address solid waste issue

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor plans to build a SMART (solid waste modular advanced recovery and treatment) WTE plant, which converts solid waste to energy in...