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MSc in Agriculture Plant Sciences

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment offers 12-month, English-language MSc programs (non-thesis): MSc in Agriculture Plant Sciences  MSc in Agriculture Environmental Quality Sciences Outstanding students may transfer to the MSc thesis track for a second year of studies. The programs are taught by academic faculty, lead

Call for paper 2015 for 3rd Vol of NJB (Nepal Journal of Biotechnology)

Call for Papers Nepal Journal of Biotechnology (NJB) ISSN 2091-1130 (Online)   Nepal Journal of Biotechnology (NJB)is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international online journal published by Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN). The main objective of NJB is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. NJB aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in Life Science and Biotechnology and become the leading journal in Life Science in the Nepa

Announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi ┼îmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.   The announcement can be viewed here

South Asia Grapples with Dengue

Collaboration between public health systems and communities is crucial to containing dengue viral fever in South Asia, writes Nalaka Gunawardene. There is no direct treatment for dengue and no fully effective vaccine as yet. But early detection and proper caring for symptoms — which include fever, rash, muscle pain and damage to the blood vessels — can keep death rates low. For now, the best control strategy involves destroying the tenacious vectors and protecting agains

Blood Proteins Could Help Monitor Malnutrition

[KATHMANDU] Scientists have identified a range of proteins that can be used as reliable indicators of a person's nutrient levels. The discovery means portable nutrient-measuring devices could be developed that could aid understanding of malnutrition among the world's poor.  The body needs only tiny concentrations of certain substances, which include metals such as copper and selenium and vitamins A and D, but many people in the developing world have deficiencies in such