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Medical
18th December 2018
Looking for ways to measure tumour aggression

Researchers at University Putra Malaysia found a relationship between some markers of inflammation in the body and the aggressiveness of certain malignant tumours. They conducted full body scans of 31 people with malignant tumours, including cancers of the lung, oesophagus, colon and breast, using a machine that combines positron emission and computed tomography (PET/CT).

Component Management
26th August 2016
Saving water with superabsorbent polymers

Soil conditioners called superabsorbent polymers have the potential to reduce irrigation needs for agricultural crops by storing water and nutrients and then releasing them in drought conditions, according to a recent paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS). Drought is the largest abiotic stress that can reduce crop yields, and its frequency and severity are expected to increase in the face of climate...

Component Management
28th July 2016
System lowers room temperature in buildings

A team of researchers from Institut Teknologi Maju (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in inventing a new system, known as Nanotechnology for Encapsulation of Phase Change Material (NPCM) that can bring down room temperature in buildings, thus minimising the use of air-conditioning or heating systems, and saving electricity bill.

Renewables
4th April 2016
Converting palm oil wastes into bio-protein

Palm oil wastes could provide an alternative, low cost and locally available source of bio-proteins for animal feed, according to a recent study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (JTAS). Animal feeds with high nutritional content help determine the productivity of livestock. However, due to increased competition for human food, the animal feed industry needs cheaper, readily available protein ingredients.

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