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[Other Download] Application Form for Research Internships In Science

09 May 2005 - 11:00 AM

File Name :: Application Form for Research Internships In Science and Engineering
Author :: MatrixRose
Category :: Other Download
Description ::
Applicants must submit the following documents;

application form
full curriculum vitae / resume
a cover letter adressed to each German host institution to which we should forward your application
a list of subjects studied by the time the training begins
a letter of reference from a senior academic in your field of study
official university/college transcript

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Research Internships In Science and Engineering

05 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

Contact:

German Academic Exchange Service
Gabriele Knieps
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn

Telephone: (0228) 882- 271
Fax: (0228) 882- 551
knieps@daad.de

PhD students please contact the applicants by phone or email in order to discuss any question related to the application.

Tuladhar bags Microsoft award

02 April 2005 - 12:52 PM

KOL Report

KATHMANDU, April 2 - Alen Bailochan Tuladhar, executive officer of Unlimited NuMedia has bagged Microsoft Corporation’s Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP) for 2005. This year is the 11th year of the Microsoft MVP Program, which has recognized more than 2,600 Microsoft experts in the technical community across 81 countries and 32 languages. Tuladhar is among the 173 first-time MVPs named by the US-based software giant since October. He is the first Nepali to receive the award.

The award has been conferred to Tuladhar for his work on localizing the Microsoft Windows, MS Office and Spell Checker for the Nepali language, a press release issued here Friday said. “He developed first Nepali Open Type Font in 2000, starting the use and promotion of local language in IT,” the release says.

The MVP Program, says Microsoft’s website, recognizes outstanding members of the technical community for their community participation and willingness to help others. The program, it says, celebrates the most active community members from around the world who provide invaluable online and offline expertise that makes a difference in technical communities featuring Microsoft products. Tuladhar, who been active in promoting the Nepali language in the IT sector here for the last 15 years, developed Typshala, the first Nepali typing tutor software, in 1997 and distributed a Nepali spellchecker software for the word processor MS Word (6.0 version) in 1998.


Antidepressant Foods

19 March 2005 - 11:59 AM

A new study from Harvard's famous McLean Hospital indicates that certain foods could have an antidepressant effect similar to that of prescription drugs such as Prozac and Celexa--at least if you're a rodent. The results are very early--they have not even been validated in humans. Nobody should stop taking their Zoloft over this study. But they do hint that foods could have a potentially powerful effect on treating and preventing depression--basically a recapitulation of the old-school thought: "eat right, feel good."

"The things that we eat provide the raw fuel for our body," says Bill Carlezon, director of McLean's Behavioral Genetics lab, who led the study. "We know that neurotransmitters in the brain and the neurons and how they talk to each other is really important for how people act and feel so if you're getting low quality fuel, it shouldn't be surprising that people don't feel well. On the flipside, it shouldn't be surprising that these things can make you feel better." Carlezon's methods were the same as those used to discover many treatments for depression. But keep in mind that these results have not been validated by the kind of rigorous testing that antidepressant pills have undergone. Often, what seems to work in animals eventually fails in humans. For instance, Merck (nyse: MRK - news - people ) and Pfizer (nyse: PFE - news - people ) spent years trying to develop drugs that worked on a mysterious brain chemical called substance P. Merck developed a drug that worked against nausea caused by chemotherapy, but it flopped as an antidepressant in humans.

What the researchers did was give rats two substances found in foods: Omega-3 fatty acids, a kind of fat that the body can't make enough of on its own, and uridine, one of the building blocks of DNA, which promotes a cell's energy-making process. The researchers gave a second group of rats a cocktail of antidepressants. The Omega-3 diet showed results after one month, and uridine was effective as long as the rats were fed enough of it. But when given both together, within ten days the rats who were eating the good foods behaved as well as those on medications. The reasons lay in cell membranes. Dietary fats and cholesterols build up there, making the membrane rigid and impeding the fluid movement of chemicals within it. Omega-3s clear the buildup, allowing those chemicals to get where they're going easier. This is especially important in mitochondria, organs within cells that produce energy. Uridine fuels mitochondria, and paired with the lubricating effect of the Omega-3s, helps them make more energy more efficiently.

"Mitochondria are something we're going to hear about a lot more about in the future in terms of psychiatric diseases," Carlezon predicts.

The study has led Carlezon and his research team to ask new questions. Can uridine and Omega-3s together make people feel as well as giving them a standard antidepressant treatment? Is uridine safe for humans in large quantities? Should we be taking uridine supplements? It remains to be seen. For now, he says, "If people can get these things into their bodies more we will at least have them pointed in the right direction." So what to eat? Foods high in both Omega-3s and uridine might be a good place to start. At the worst, you'll be eating a healthier diet. Omega-3s are clearly good for the heart.

Click here for the list of anti-depressant foods.

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