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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

Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age

The Siberian permafrost regions include those areas of the Earth, which heat up very quickly in the course of climate change. Nevertheless, biologists are currently observing only a minimal response in forest composition.

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Use of non-fit messaging may improve patient choices

When it comes to helping patients make the best choices for themselves, sometimes you have to challenge their usual way of dealing with the world, according to new research.

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'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant

New research establishes the amazing diversity of maize -- specifically the variety of proteins that the plant's genes can generate. The finding has great import for agriculture, as maize is one of the world's top-three staple foods, along with rice and wheat accounting for two-thirds of world food consumption.

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Small brain, astounding performance: How elephantnose fish switch between electrical, visual sense

The elephantnose fish explores objects in its surroundings by using its eyes or its electrical sense -- sometimes both together. Zoologists have now found out how complex the processing of these sensory impressions is. With its tiny brain, the fish achieves performance comparable to that of humans or mammals.

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3-D-printed kidney helps doctors save woman's organ during complicated tumor removal

Doctors and scientists in one case printed and used a 3-D kidney to help save a patient's organ during a complicated tumor-removal procedural.

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