The 2016 Emerging Psychologists’ Program Award

Dr. Ahmed Dahir Mohamed has been selected for the 2016 Emerging Psychologists’ Program Award held by International Congress of Psychology, 24-29 June 2016, Yokohama, Japan. The aim of this award is to support the next generation of psychologists, we offer an opportunity for young scientists in psychology from various countries to meet and work together on topics …

Dihydroceramides: From Bit Players to Lead Actors

An interesting article has been published on The Journal of Biological Chemistry  by Dr. Monowarul Mobin Siddique of School of Biosciences. The details can be accessed here

Published research on Natural Products

Recent findings on detailed structure elucidation and biological activity of six new indole alkaloids and two new vobasinyl-iboga bisindole alkaloids, in addition to other known alkaloids isolated from the stem-bark extract of the Malayan Tabernaemontana corymbosa have been published on Journal of Natural Products by Dr. Lim Kuan-Hon of School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, …

Brain imaging and machine learning to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury

“In this work, we are developing novel diagnostic methods for mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) using brain imaging (e.g., electroencephalography) and machine learning (e.g., support vector machines) techniques to supplement and enhance traditional approaches”, Dr. Jason Satel of School of Psychology explained, the outcomes have been published on relevant international journals. Sculthorpe-Petley, L., Liu, C., Hajra, …

Researches at Center of Excellence for Post-harvest Biotechnology (CEPB) on mongabay.com

  “For the last two years, Asgar has worked to design a solution at the Center of Excellence for Post-harvest Biotechnology at the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia campus. The resulting safe, permeable coating keeps tomatoes fresh for up to 20 days, even at temperatures of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.” Prof. Asgar Ali, Director of CEPB has been …

Travelling pollution – East Asian human activities affect air quality in remote tropical forests

Research led by Dr Matt Ashfold in the School of Biosciences is featured in a press release from the European Geosciences Union. The release begins: “Researchers from the UK and Malaysia have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia. Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East …

Computers are knocking on the door of the company boardroom

“While women sitting on company boards remains a much-discussed topic, there is something new waiting to take a seat at the table: artificial intelligence, computers with company voting rights.” … so starts a recently published article in TheConversation that looks at whether a suitably programmed computer can ever be a board member of a company.. …

UNMC at International Conference on Biomedical & Health Sciences Research

On 26th and 27th January, UNMC was the academic partner of the International Conference on Biomedical & Health Sciences Research. Kang Nee delivered the opening address and chaired the plenary and an oral presentation session. Yuh Fen and Sue Mian delivered their oral presentations and each chaired separate sessions of the oral presentations at the …

Visit of 31 Orang Asli children from Tras, Pahang

The Biomedical Sciences Society hosted a group of 31 Orang Asli (from Temuan and Rungus tribes) children on 14 March 2015 who came from Tras, Pahang. These children live in a boarding house away from their parents during school term time to enable them to attend schools. Thus, they have to leave home when they …

TheConversation: A day in the Life of Pi

“Most people have heard of the mathematical constant Pi (π), and will know that it’s roughly 3.14. Taking inspiration from these three digits, March 14 (3/14 in the US date format) is heralded as international Pi Day, first marked by US physicist Larry Shaw in 1988. This year brings a unique opportunity to demonstrate an …