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World 21 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Too fat? Common virus may be to blame - study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A common virus caused human adult stem cells to turn into fat cells and could explain why some people become obese, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

Community 16 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Disabled lecturer beats odds to earn PhD degree

HE was doubtful that he would even manage to complete his engineering diploma while spending six months in hospital after a motor accident 15 years ago.

Education 12 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Moving into postgrad studies

The Penang Medical College is looking to expanding both its programmes and its facilities.

Education 05 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

A decade of excellence

NILAI International University College (Nilai International) has plenty to celebrate.

Education 05 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Wooing foreign students

Quality education, affordable fees and a conducive study environment - these are some of the factors attracting international students to our shores.

Nation 23 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian cycling home from US

Law Tzuo Hann is cycling home to Taiping, Perak. From the United States.

World 11 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

South Korean cloning scientist looking overseas - report

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's disgraced stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who is on trial for criminal fraud, is in Thailand to discuss joining an international consortium for human embryonic stem cell research, a news report said on Monday.

World 07 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

If it's not tennis elbow, it may be 'Wiiitis'

BOSTON (Reuters) - When Dr. Julio Bonis awoke one Sunday morning with a sore shoulder, he could not figure out what he had done. It felt like a sports injury, but he had been a bit of a couch potato lately.

World 25 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. government stops breeding chimps for research

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health, which supports a variety of biomedical studies using animals, will stop breeding government-owned chimpanzees for research -- a step animal rights advocates lauded on Thursday.

Community 23 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Pahang to set up firm to expand new growth sectors

Pahang has approved the setting up of Pahang Technology Resources Sdn Bhd, a government-linked company that will focus on expanding biotechnology and information, technology and communication industry.