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UM algae project wins Newton Prize

KUALA LUMPUR: Loving nature rarely constitutes loving algae, but it was a love for these organisms that led to Professor Dr Phang Siew Moi and her team from Universiti Malaya (UM) clinching the Newton Prize 2017 worth RM635,000.

Bubbles in bread – it’s just air but it matters

Peek into a loaf of bread through the eyes of a scientist and learn baking secrets the baker round the corner doesn’t know.

Using Crispr-Cas9 to find vulnerable oral cancer genes for a potential cure

The breakthrough gene-editing technology, Crispr-Cas9, will be used to quickly survey oral cancer cell lines in hopes of finding vulnerable genes that can be exploited to kill off the cancer.

The Prince comes a- calling

THERE was a lot of excitement in Alice Smith School when Prince Andrew stopped by for a visit on Monday.

High Commission: Britain to sustain funding for science and varsity research

KUALA LUMPUR: Britain will continue its funding for science and university research regardless of what is happening following its exit from the European Union (EU) last Friday.

Prince Andrew pays a visit to Petrosains

KUALA LUMPUR: His Royal Highness The Duke of York Prince Andrew was at the Petrosains, KLCC for an engagement with the mainstays of the science and research community of the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund on Monday.

Najib: M’sians need to be empowered to ensure growth

LONDON: There is an urgent need to raise the level of education and skills in the country for higher productivity and wages as well as reduce dependence on foreign labour, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.