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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

Needle biopsies for noninvasive breast cancer: Routine analysis wastes millions

For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first 'needle' biopsy is both unnecessary and wasteful, according to results of a study.

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Mechanism tied to plant height discovered

Dwarfed plants add color and a diversity of architectures to landscapes and gardens, and a university undergraduate class discovered a key mechanism that leads to their small stature.

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Economic burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea in US is nearly $150 billion per year

A new analysis has been published that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. The new work summarizes the results of an online survey completed by patients currently being treated for obstructive sleep apnea.

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New chili pathogens discovered in Australia

Scientists have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chilies, raising the stakes for the country's quarantine and disease resistance efforts.

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Beneficial role clarified for brain protein associated with mad cow disease

Scientists have clarified details in understanding the beneficial function of a type of protein normally associated with prion diseases of the brain, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (commonly known as mad cow disease) and its human counterpart, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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