Latest Universiti Putra Malaysia Stories

2013-12-06 04:20:06

Selangor, Malaysia, Dec 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A technique to preserve cells from the rare and popular Tigers Milk Mushroom for later use is published this month in the Journal of Tropical Agriculture Science. The mushroom; Lignosus rhinoceros, is widely used by indigenous communities across Malaysia, but there are not enough to meet demand. The researchers adapted a process already used to preserve other fungi, and believe their method provides an easy and inexpensive option for...

2013-02-19 08:20:05

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Weekly music therapy sessions lasting just an hour can have a positive effect on behaviour in children with autism, reports a paper in Pertanika Journal.In a study of 41 children, improvements were seen particularly in inattentive behaviours over a ten month period. The researchers hope that their research will help children and young adults with autism to modify behaviour.US Centers for Disease Control statistics state that one in every 150...

2013-01-23 04:20:07

Selangor, Malaysia, Jan 23, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A recent publication by W.C. Wong and colleagues in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science revealed the presence of multidrug-resistant strains of Listeria monocytogenes in frozen burger patties taken from supermarkets and other retail shops in Malaysia.The results also suggested that the overall incidence of antibiotic resistance in L. monocytogenes is relatively low, and that most of the bacterial strains isolated from food...

2012-12-05 06:20:08

Selangor, Malaysia, Dec 5, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Microsporidiosis is a disease caused by highly infective parasitic microsporidian. The spores of microsporidian, known as pebrine, infect almost all ages, stages, breeds and hybrids of silkworms. A recent publication by Singh and colleagues in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science explores a range of methods to combat this disease - a key task that determines the future of the sericulture industry.The disease is primarily...

2012-12-05 06:20:05

Selangor, Malaysia, Dec 5, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Rashila Ramli and colleagues from Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia have developed a model to improve human security in Southeast Asia. The so-called "Bangi approach to Human Security (BAGHUS)" is outlined in the latest edition of the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.Human security as promoted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1994, has seven dimensions; economic, environmental, political, food,...

2012-09-05 08:20:04

Selangor, Malaysia, Sept 5, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A study on the emotional and behavioural adjustments of children from inter-ethnic and mono-ethnic families in Malaysia challenges traditional assumptions about inter-ethnic families. The research finds that children from mixed Malay-Chinese parentage have fewer emotional and behavioural problems than their mono-ethnic peers and could have important implications for child development and interventions in Malaysia.Inter-ethnic children are...

2011-10-25 12:20:01

Malaysia, Oct 25, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Despite the existence of Shariah advisory councils, Islamic banks and financial institutions in Malaysia may be failing to carry out their duties. An article in this month's JSSH investigates transactions on purchasing houses specifically on transactions involving houses pending completion using the current practice of 'sale by deferred payment' also known as Bay' Bithaman al-Ajil (BBA).Islamic banking gained foothold in Malaysia, with the...

2010-01-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, today announced an agreement with the Universiti Putra Malaysia's Graduate School of Management (GSM) to provide faculty and students with access to the Compustat global database via Research Insight and the Capital IQ Platform. The University is the first institution in Malaysia to offer these resources to its faculty and students, enabling them to take advantage of world-class tools for portfolio analysis,...

2008-10-06 00:00:20

By Mohd Noor Aswad INTERNATIONAL healthcare company Bayer is sending two students on a seven-day field trip to Germany in November. This initiative is under Bayer Young Environmental Envoy (BYEE), the company's youth education programme. Vigren V. Radha from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Chan Sze Meun from University of Malaya (UM) were chosen from 10 finalists from tertiary institutions all over Malaysia. They were tasked to come up with a pro-environmental programme. Vigren, who is...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'