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Horizon Jan14

Horizon Jan14

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If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses
Henry Ford
 
JANUARY 2014
 
JANUARY 2014
Copyright © 2014 Unit Inovasi Khas, 3501, Level 3 Quill Building 3, Jalan Teknokrat 5, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
 
 Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation,so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.
 Theodore Levitt
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A publication of Unit Inovasi Khas, Pejabat Perdana Menteri, Malaysia
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study carried out by a team of researchers from Newcastle University Medical School in the UK found that an extremely low calorie diet overa period of two months had the effect of reversing Type 2 diabetes.The study was carried out over a two-month period with a daily diet that consisted of a 600-calorie food (consisting of liquid diet and non-starchy vegetables)
intake per day. Out of a total of eleven volunteers who took part in the clinical trial,
seven were tested to be free of diabetes three months after the end of the trialwhen they went back to their normal diet.Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition caused by excess glucose in the blood. Excess glucose in the blood is harmful to internal organs in the long term as the glucose is converted into fat which tends to be deposited in internal organs
like the liver and pancreas.
This results in the pancreas not being able to produce insulin that breaks down excess glucose. The diet used in the trial had the effect of reducing the fatty deposits in the pancreas, thereby restoring the pancreas to its insulin-producing capability.At present, an estimated 1.4 million Malaysians (or one is six adults above the ageof 30), suffer from diabetes, of which 98 per cent have Type 2 diabetes. This study could prove to be ground-breaking for sufferers to get their lives back to normal.The research team from Newcastle University was led by Professor Roy Taylorand of which a team member is a Malaysian endriconologist, Dr Lim Ee Lin.
Reversal of Type 2 diabetes.
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 January, 2014
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WORLD’S FIRSTTEXT MESSAGESENT INWORLD’S FIRSTTEXT MESSAGESENT IN
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 I have always found that my view
 
of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me  joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.
Anita Roddick
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ending a text message via molecular communication using alcohol may seem ordinary at first glance, but it could prove revolutionary where ubiquitous radio-based communication systems fail to deliver. A team of scientists at York University in Canada and the University of Warwick in the UK used alcohol molecules which were sprayed over a distance of four metres in a lab to successfully deliver the text message “O Canada”. “We believe we have sent the world’s first text message to be transmitted entirely with molecular communication, controlling concentration levels of the alcohol molecules to encode the alphabet, with single spray representing bits and no spray representingthe bit zero,” says York University doctoral candidate Nariman Farsad, who was the leader of the team.Added Dr. Weisi Guo from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, “Of course, signaling or cues are somethingwe see all the time in the natural world-beesfor example use chemicals in pheromonesto signal to others when there is a threat tothe hive, and people have achieved short-range signalling using chemicals. But we have gone to the next level and successfully communicated continuous and generic messages overseveral meters”.The breakthrough holds much promise for applications of molecular communication in situations and environments where electromagnetic waves can’t be used, like in times of emergencies with hazardous gas or fuel leaks in confined spaces like tunnels, and through sewage systems, water, gas and oil pipelines or on oil rigs.The breakthrough could also find potential use in medicine where nanoscale devices could be embedded into organs where they could gather important data.
www.yfile.news.yorku.ca/2013/12/18/ www.plosone.org/article/ www.gizmag.com/molecular-signallingwww.youtube.com/watch?v=39oEgkIThHUSituations and environments where it is neither safe nor possible to use radio-based communication like in tunnels, sewage systems, water, gas, oil pipelines and oil rigs.
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A publication of Unit Inovasi Khas, Pejabat Perdana Menteri, Malaysia
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