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KPLB to focus on rural economic development in 12MP

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 -- The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) will focus on the infrastructure and economic development of the rural population in...

Investment growth in Asia not in tandem with improving profitability

PETALING JAYA: While investments in Asia have grown rapidly, the scale is not in tandem with improving profitability as Asian companies drag...

Job opportunities, empowering TVET among ministry’s foci this year

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 -- The Ministry of Human Resources is focused on providing employment opportunities for the people, expanding social security coverage...

Use of 5G for virtual reality in Science learning

LANGKAWI: Showcasing the potential of 5G in education, Maxis demonstrated its 5G use case, the virtual reality (VR) experience for Science learning...

ISAAA: More than 70 Countries Adopted Biotech Crops since 1996

Since the first year of commercial planting of biotech crops in 1996, more than 70 countries from all over the world have either planted...

Living robots, fungus homes, biobased aquaculture ropes, biopolymer food films, and more: The Digest’s...

It was a week of lots of deal-making, like edible straw startup Loliware’s raising of $5.9 million to scale production, and deal-breaking,...

Malaysia’s 50 shades of grey problem

PETALING JAYA: Penang, the second top greying state in the country, will overtake Perak in 20 years to become Malaysia's "oldest" state.

BIOMEDICAL

New study links fish oil with improved sperm count and health

A large observational study out of Denmark has linked fish oil supplements with improved semen quality and testicular function in healthy...

Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair

Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of...

Bioalpha expects demand for herbal supplement products to improve

DESARU, Johor: Domestic and foreign demand for Bioalpha Holdings Bhd's herbal supplement products is expected to improve this year, with a pick...

Novartis gets EU approval for multiple sclerosis therapy Mayzent

In recent years, drugs such as Roche’s Ocrevus have improved the treatment options available to patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and the primary progressive...

Anticancer Activity Discovered in Dozens of Existing Noncancer Drugs

Drugs that are currently used to treat a wide range of conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism, and even canine arthritis,...

AGBIOTECH

Offering land the first step to get millennials into farming

Being a farmer, I was amused when the writer mentioned that “Agriculture needs to be smart to ‘entice’ millennials into farming if...

UMP, Qatar’s Agrico to develop new organic fertiliser for Agrico’s greenhouses

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and a Qatar-based agricultural development company, Agrico today signed a memorandum of understanding...

Big plans for prawn farming industry

JOHOR BARU: Johor Fisheries Department (DOF) is committed to take the local prawn farming industry to a higher level and increase supply.

Cambodia invites Vietnam to invest in rice processing

PRIME MINISTER Hun Sen has invited Vietnamese businessmen to invest in the country’s rice processing sector. He said annual...

Petani usahakan variasi nanas cobek

TUMPAT: Hasrat menambah kepelbagaian baka yang diusahakan, mendorong seorang petani di sini menanam nanas jenis ‘cobek’ (cubit) yang dianggap masih baharu di...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Peru’s ethanol consumption, production expected to increase

According to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report, filed with the Global Agricultural Information Network, Peru is expected to produce and...

Grant awarded for facility to convert waste plastic to hydrogen

A firm developing hydrogen production from waste plastic has been offered a conditional £1.25m grant for a planned plastics-to-hydrogen facility at Protos,...

Rhode Island’s gov. sets goal for 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order committing Rhode Island to be powered by 100 percent renewable electricity by the...

Biodiesel remains ‘fuel of choice’ for fleets looking to improve sustainability credentials

New research has revealed that diesel powertrains are expected to remain popular for years to come, with the use of biodiesel blends...

The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Techno-Economic Analysis for Tech Developers

This is Part 3 of a 4 part series that focuses on Techno-Economic Analysis from Lee Enterprises. This Slide Guide focuses on techno-economics...