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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

Colorful clones: Researchers track development, behavior of individual blood stem cells

Researchers have used a colorful, cell-labeling technique to track the development of the blood system and trace the lineage of adult blood cells traveling through the vast networks of veins, arteries, and capillaries back to their parent stem cell in the marrow. Their findings contribute to the understanding of blood development as well as blood diseases.

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Scientists create first intermetallic double salt with platinum

Scientists report that they have created the first intermetallic double salt with platinum. Cesium platinide hydride, or 4Cs2Pt?CsH, forms a translucent ruby red crystal and can exist only in an inert environment similar to conditions that exist in outer space. It’s a new member of a rare family of compounds in which a metal forms a truly negatively charged ion.

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Researchers put mouse embryos in suspended animation

Researchers have found a way to pause the development of early mouse embryos for up to a month in the lab, a finding with potential implications for assisted reproduction, regenerative medicine, aging and even cancer, the authors say.

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Nylon fibers made to flex like muscles

Engineers have found a simple and inexpensive new approach to creating bending artificial muscle fibers. Artificial muscles -- materials that contract and expand somewhat like muscle fibers do -- can have many applications, from robotics to components in the automobile and aviation industries.

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Huge reduction in African dust plume impacted climate 11,000 years ago

Scientists have discovered a huge reduction in an African dust plume that led to more Saharan monsoons 11,000 years ago, suggests a new report.

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