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Arab nations 'must spend more on research' A PROPOSAL to reform education in the Arab world will be submitted at the Arab summit in Damascus in March, a top official announced yesterday. It will be suggested that by 2015 Arab countries should spend at least one per cent of their gross income on research. Read the Full Story
Arab scientific research network launched The launch of a network aiming to sustain research between Europe and the Arab world has been announced in Belgium.

The launch of the Arab Scientific Research and Education Network, or ASREN, was announced by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chair of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, or GAID. It was the third EU-MED event held in Brussels.
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Arab researchers discover medicine for cancer treatment from camel's immune system A group of Arab researchers have made a scientific breakthrough by developing a medical formula for treating cancer extracting from the camel's immune system, Dr. Abdalla A. Alnajjar, President of Arab Science and Technology Foundation, has announced.   Read the Full Story

Averting bridge disasters: New technology could save hundreds of lives

Millions of US drivers cross faulty or obsolete bridges every day, highway statistics show, but it's too costly to fix these spans or adequately monitor their safety, says a researcher who's developed a new, affordable early warning system. This wireless technology could avert the kind of fatal disaster along Minneapolis' I-35W on Aug. 1, 2007, he says -- and do so at one-one-hundredth the cost of current wired systems.

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Fast ripples confirmed to be valuable biomarker of area responsible for seizure activity in children

New research focusing on high-frequency oscillations, termed ripples and fast ripples, recorded by intracranial electroencephalography, may provide an important marker for the localization of the brain region responsible for seizure activity. According to the study the resection of brain regions containing fast ripples, along with the visually-identified seizure-onset zone, may achieve a good seizure outcome in pediatric epilepsy.

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Earth's atmosphere may be more efficient at releasing energy to space than climate models indicate, satellite data suggest

Data from NASA's Terra satellite suggests that when the climate warms, Earth's atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing energy to space than models used to forecast climate change may indicate, according to a new study.

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Scary driving? Put the brakes on using your brain power

Researchers have used drivers' brain signals, for the first time, to assist in braking, providing much quicker reaction times and a potential solution to the thousands of car accidents that are caused by human error.

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UK laws that encourage healthier lifestyles protect lives in England and Wales, study finds

The introduction of legislation in the UK that restricts unhealthy food, for example by reducing salt content and eliminating industrial trans fats, would prevent thousands of cases of heart disease in England and Wales and save the UK's National Health Service millions of pounds, new research finds.

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