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  1. 1. WOMEN IN SCIENCE FORUM L’ORÉAL-UNESCO AWARDS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS SCIENCE FOR A BETTERFUTURE ABOUT AGORA Subscribe to Agora Newsletter Name First Name E-Mail OK Agora writers Most popular Archives by period by author Tags WOMEN IN SCIENCE FORUM Facing the challenge of climate change in health issues L’ORÉAL-UNESCO AWARDS Five women of exception: discover the 2011 Laureates SCIENCE FOR A BETTER FUTURE Vision of small interfering RNA and microRNA research to solve problems in modern medicine SCIENCE FOR A BETTER FUTURE Working in Africa for Africa… 18/11/2010 by Rahajeng Tunjungputri Same Author (1) During my training as a medical student with overnight shifts in the wards of a  government hospital, new patients admitted with severe leptospirosis or dengue  fever means that there may be another long night without sleep. Infectious diseases  wards are often overcrowded and a new patient can be admitted only when a  patient is discharged. Read More No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 10 people likeI like 09/11/2010 by L'Oreal Foundation Same Author (50) Professor Ahmed Zewail, President of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Jury, today announced the five Laureates of the 2011 programme. Each year, five outstanding women scientists – one per continent – are honoured for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. With the Marie Curie Nobel Centenary being celebrated in 2011, this year the For Women in Science Programme has a particularly strong resonance, placing women and chemistry at the heart of science today... Read More No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 13 people likeI like 08/11/2010 by Svitlana Yablonska Same Author (3) In 2006, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) that share many properties with microRNAs (miRNAs) that function to “silence” the activity of their target genes. This process is called RNA interference (RNAi). The discovery of siRNAs and miRNAs has changed scientists’ views about cellular gene regulation, how diseases develop and even how the process of evolution operates... Read More 1 Comment Trackback (0) Follow the article 8 people likeI like 16/09/2010 by L'Oreal Foundation Same Author (50) Events 04/03/2010 The 12th "FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE WEEK" starts now! View all Twitter Interview The 2010 International Fellows : the faces of tomorrow's Science "If when you think of a scientist, you picture a man… Glass ceiling: do you “see” it? Welcome to our Brainstorming! Research Search within sections 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Africa AIDS Arab States Asia-Pacific biodiversity bioethics biotechnology career children developing countries DNA
  2. 2. SCIENCE FOR A BETTER FUTURE Reflexion on doubt and certainty in science WOMEN IN SCIENCE FORUM Web Review WOMEN IN SCIENCE FORUM What are the arabinogalactan-protein? WOMEN IN SCIENCE FORUM What is cloned plant? Prof. ole-MoiYoi, a member of the For Women in Science Awards Jury in Life Sciences since 2004, is renowned as one of Africa’s top molecular biologists. In the early stage of his career, he was appointed to teaching and research positions at Harvard Medical School, but he chose to return to Kenya in 1981. Africa is certainly the better for his decision, as we’ll discover in this interview given by Prof. ole-MoiYoi to AGORA... Read More No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 12 people likeI like 10/09/2010 by Christian Pellevoisin Same Author (1) This summer, I read an article in Nature(*) about the discovery of ancient macrofossils in Gabon, West Africa.  This could be yet another discovery to be added to the very long list of archeological sites, if only the dating of the sediments didn't give those fossils the age of 2.1 billion years old... Read More No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 9 people likeI like 30/07/2010 by Agora Manager Same Author (23) Do you know Hubble ? Hubble is the space telescope that has been put into orbit  around Earth in 1990. It has been a combined creation of the European Space  Agency and the NASA. It is situated 569 km above the surface of Earth Why ?  Simply because it works better this way. Hubble enables us to have a better  knowledge of the universe. It is more efficient than ground telescopes. In fact,  Earth’s atmosphere is distorting the view of telescopes on the ground. This  Read More No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 5 people likeI like 29/07/2010 by Marietta Solange Soupi Nkeutcha Same Author (2) The arabinogalactan-protein is a protein that belongs to the family of glycoproteins which means proteins that carry molecules of glucose. In this case it is a molecule of Arabinose and Galactose. This group of protein exists in all plants cells surfaces and steps in their growth, development, differenciation, death of cells, and especially in somatic embryogenesis. Many labs are dropping this subject because it is too complicated but I would like to understand the way this molecules acts. Another Read More No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 5 people likeI like 28/07/2010 by Marietta Solange Soupi Nkeutcha Same Author (2) The cloned plant is the identical reproduction of a plant. For certain plants the best adapted method of cloning is somatic embryogenesis, which is the development of embryos from parts harvested from the plant. Somatic embryogenesis represents a great advantage : thanks to this method of cloning we obtain a huge number of plants in a short time. The selector needs samples for crossing the plant : as the plant is allogamic …  it is necessary to get many different plants. The richer the Read More educationenergy ethics Europe fellows female scientist gender girls HIV hunger inequality Latin America laureatelife sciences material sciences molecular biology motherhood North America physics plants progress public policy research Science sustainable developement UNESCO women
  3. 3. WOMEN IN SCIENCE FORUM Biotechnology in Turkey: a view from a woman scientist WOMEN IN SCIENCE FORUM What is a proteome? Previous articles No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 6 people likeI like 28/07/2010 by Ahu Altinkut Uncuoglu Same Author (3) The Role of Women in the Alliance of Civilizations: “The full social and economic advancement of the world depends crucially on human development as a first priority. There is no sustainable human development without the joint participation of women and men in all creative activities, including Science and Technology”. Read More 1 Comment Trackback (0) Follow the article 6 people likeI like 27/07/2010 by Margoth Mitchela Moreno Vigo Same Author (1) Quantitative proteomics is a field of science, which can be defined as the study of global changes in the expression level of proteins and has witnessed an enormous development in the last years. The genes and protein are changing because of the environmental or physiological conditions. The research consists in extracting two or more protein from altered tissues, as cells or body fluids, in order to determine the presence of proteins suffering an alteration in their expression levels. For example, I Read More No Comments Trackback (0) Follow the article 5 people likeI like Contact us Editorial Policy Moderation Charter Powered by Wordpress Join Agora Administration