In the framework of the cooperation research on insect diversity between the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources under VAST and the Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Natural History, Washington, US, scientists have announced seven new species of beetle in northern Vietnam.
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An Mạch Vương is a health food, using the main ingredient of soybean phytosterol, a blood cholesterol reducing ingredient. The product, which first appeared in Vietnam, is a combination of steroid & alkaloid chemistry produced by the Institute of Chemistry under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) with the support of the Russian Federation Academy of Science and Technology in 2003 and more recently by the Hoa Binh Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply JSC thanks to a VAST-level pilot production project, code VAST.SXTN.07/13-14. The product was granted a certificate of Safe Functional Food No 4417/2014/ATTP-XNCB dated March 28th 2014, by the Department of Food Hygiene and Safety under the Ministry of Health.
At 01:15 am on August 29th 2014, once more, VNREDSat-1 conducted operations to further adjust its flight path to avoid the possibility of a collision with an object in the already amended orbit.
At 7 pm on August 15th 2014, VNREDSat-1 conducted operations to adjust its orbit to avoid the possibility of collision with an object flying across the current orbit with a velocity of approximately 14,000 m/s.
In April and May of 2010, two botanists from VAST/IEBR (Drs. Le Dong Tan, Nguyen The Cuong) and three from the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) (Douglas Daly, John Mitchell, Susan Pell) conducted a joint expedition that traveled ca. 6,000 km through nine provinces in search of trees belonging to two closely related plant families, the Anacardiaceae and Burseraceae. Quite a number of important economic species are part of the Anacardiaceae, including the mango, cashew, and pistachio.
Currently, malaria is still a serious disease causing high mortality in developing countries, especially in Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year in Africa, there are from 350 to 500 million-malaria cases, of which about one million die, mostly children.
- Several outstanding studies in agriculture by the Institute of Applied Materials Science
- Thismia okhaensis (Thismiaceae) – a new fairy lantern from Vietnam
- Discovery of two new Camellia species – Camellia longii and Camellia curryana (Theaceae) from Vietnam
- Study on biology, distribution and habitat of kissing bugs in provinces and cities in Vietnam
- Implanting high-yield cow’s embryo in the Central Highlands – a new prospect trend