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Manila, Philippines, Sept 1, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The best Corporate Social Resposibility (CSR) programs in the region take center stage during the 12th annual Asian CSR Awards ceremonies on September 3, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, will be the guest-of-honor as the winners are presented during a gala dinner that will cap the two-day Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility held on September 2-3, 2014. The Asian CSR Awards Program recognizes and honors Asian Organizations for embodying the principles of corporate responsibility in their business philosophy and operations. Awards are given for programs that achieve excellence in terms of services to stakeholders and innovative sustainable solutions to pressing social challenges. A total of 109 ent... (more)

Protein glue shows potential for use with biomaterials

A paper published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials have shown that a synthetic protein called AGMA1 has the potential to promote the adhesion of brain cells in a laboratory setting. It is also cheaper and easier to produce on a large scale. This could help overcome a major challenge in nerve tissue engineering. Milan, Italy, Sept 1, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at the University of Milan in Italy have shown that a synthetic protein called AGMA1 has the potential to promote the adhesion of brain cells in a laboratory setting. This could prove helpful in impro... (more)

Fuji Electric Asia Pacific named Best Variable Speed Drive Provider at Asian Manufacturing Awards 2014

Award cements Fuji Electric Asia Pacific as a leading variable speed drive provider SINGAPORE, Sept 1, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Fuji Electric Asia Pacific was awarded Best Variable Speed Drive Provider at this year's Asian Manufacturing Awards (AMA) 2014. The award was given based on the high functionality and reliability of its variable speed drives, amongst others. The winners were announced and honored at the AMA gala dinner and awards ceremony held at the Marriot Hotel in Singapore on August 28, 2014. Since the development of the first general purpose AC Drives in the 70s, Fuji ... (more)

Nikkei to Invest in Monocle Magazine Publisher

Partnership to help boost Nikkei Asian Review's global readership Tokyo, Sept 2, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Nikkei Inc., ("Nikkei") Asia's leading business media, announced today that it has agreed a capital and business alliance with Winkontent AG, the publisher of monthly global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle, in which Nikkei will take a stake in the London-based magazine. Commenting on the announcement, Tsuneo Kita, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nikkei said, "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Monocle today. Under Tyler Bruulee's leadership, Monocl... (more)

Singaporean Birth Cohort Study Finds Benefits for Babies Exposed to Two Languages

Six-month old infants spoken to in two languages show better learning and memory than infants exposed to one language Figure 1: Image of a child going through the visual habituation testSINGAPORE, Sept 2, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A team of investigators and clinician-scientists in Singapore and internationally have found that there are advantages associated with exposure to two languages in infancy. As part of a long-term birth cohort study of Singaporean mothers and their offspring called GUSTO - seminally a tripartite project between A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sci... (more)