India  

India says no meeting with Malaysia in Davos as palm row simmers

Reuters Sunday, 19 January 2020
India's trade minister will not meet with his Malaysian counterpart in Davos next week because of his tight schedule, an Indian trade ministry official said on Sunday, as a spat simmers between the top buyer of palm oil and its biggest supplier.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: LiveMint - Published
News video: Mint Views After palm oil, India set to impose new curbs on imports from Malaysia

Mint Views After palm oil, India set to impose new curbs on imports from Malaysia 07:40

Mint Views After palm oil, India set to impose new curbs on imports from Malaysia

💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Malaysia Malaysia Country in Southeast Asia

Al Jazeera obtains recordings of fugitive wanted over 1MDB fraud [Video]

Al Jazeera obtains recordings of fugitive wanted over 1MDB fraud

Billionaire financier Jho Low is wanted over the role he played in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB fraud scandal in Malaysia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:42Published
Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells [Video]

Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells

The findings of a new study conducted on mice liver cells reveal that vitamin-e extracted from palm oil helps in boosting the immune response of the body. Palm oil contains abundant quantities of vitamin E compounds, which include tocopherols and tocotrienols. These compounds have antioxidant effects, which protect cells from damage from toxic chemicals produced by metabolic processes. While tocopherol is a widely known and researched compound, there remains much to learn about tocotrienols. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Libya recently investigated the effect of tocotrienols extracted from palm oil on mice liver cells. The team investigated the expression levels of genes influenced by a transcription factor Nrf2, and the translocation of the same factor into the cellular nucleus. Nrf2 is known to upregulate phase II drug metabolism in reaction to metabolic processes. The genes activate cellular defence mechanisms. "Our study is the first in vivo study on the effect of tocotrienols on Nrf2on genetic material in the nucleus," said Azman Abdullah (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), the corresponding author of the study.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:10Published
Malaysian pilot goes from cockpit to kitchen [Video]

Malaysian pilot goes from cockpit to kitchen

Every morning, Malaysian aircraft pilot Azrin Mohamad Zawawi dons his white captain's uniform and hat before heading to work - not at the airport, but to the small noodle stall that he now runs in a suburb just outside the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:24Published
Vitamin E from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells [Video]

Vitamin E from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells

A study conducted on mice liver cells revealed that Vitamin E extracted from palm oil helps in boosting the immune response of the body. Palm oil contains abundant quantities of vitamin E compounds, which include tocopherols and tocotrienols. These compounds have anti-oxidant effects, which protect cells from damage from toxic chemicals produced by metabolic processes. While tocopherol is a widely known and researched compound, there remains much to learn about tocotrienols. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Libya recently investigated the effect of tocotrienols extracted from palm oil on mice liver cells. The team investigated the expression levels of genes influenced by a transcription factor Nrf2, and the translocation of the same factor into the cellular nucleus. Nrf2 is known to upregulate phase II drug metabolism in reaction to metabolic processes. The genes activate cellular defense mechanisms. The team observed that the translocation of Nrf2 in mice liver cells is both dose dependent, and functionally relevant."We observed that the maximum effect of Nrf2 translocation into the liver cell nucleus after administration of the palm oil extract occurred in 60 minutes of administration," said Abdullah. Palm oil is an economical source of vitamin E, and several studies have shown the beneficial effects on the immune system, which include anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activity as well has cytoprotective actions. Researchers hope that these findings pave the way for easily available remedies for a variety of diseases. The current study is published in Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:22Published

You Might Like


Related news from verified sources

Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia amid palm row - official

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat...
Reuters India

To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat...
Reuters India