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Fasting key to soul purification

THE holy month of Ramadan is back and for the Muslims they have to fast.


10,000-year-old human skeleton found

CHINESE archaeologists have discovered a New Stone Age human body that lived about 10,000 years ago in Donghulin Village in Beijing's outskirts.


Former MIC sec-gen now naturopathy doctor

IT WAS a lifelong dream to pursue a degree in medicine since a schoolboy but former MIC secretary-general Dr Partiban Krishnan finally completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Complementary and Natural Medicine, awarded by the American University of Hawaii last month.


Priceless bronze pig head returns home

A PRICELESS bronze pig head dating from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) returned to its home in Beijing on Thursday for the first time since being looted by invading foreign troops 143 years ago.


Still in two minds

Is it or is it not bad for you? COLIN KHOO revisits the monosodium glutamate debate.


UM team wins physiology quiz

Universiti Malaya's (UM) Team B has won the university's inaugural Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz and the Prof A. Raman challenge trophy.


Historic stem cell transplant performed at IJN

Malaysia's first cardiovascular stem cell transplantation surgery was successfully performed at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur last Tuesday.


L-carnitine: nutrient for a heart healthy lifestyle

Since L-carnitine can be synthesised from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine in the kidneys and liver, it sparked the argument amongst nutritionists that it should not be called a vitamin but be labelled an amino acid.


Drawing kids to books

13 British book illustrators will have their work on display, starting tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur, as part of The Magic Pencil Exhibition, organised by the British Council.


Quiz on the human body

UNIVERSITI Malaya (UM) will hold its inaugural Human Physiology Quiz for second-year medical students on Sept 13. The quiz is aimed at generating interest in physiology, which is the study of human body functions.