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Antibodies could combat prion-based diseases

By | August 2, 2001

The discovery that antibodies seem to be effective against prions could open the door to immunisation against spongiform encephalopathies.

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Real-time study provides insight into human pain process

By | July 26, 2001

Observation of the brain's biochemical response to chronic pain is enabling the natural painkilling mechanisms of the body to be understood in greater detail.

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Creating embryos without sperm

By | July 25, 2001

The announcement that murine embryos have been created without fertilisation by sperm nuclei has opened an important ethical and scientific debate.

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Manipulation of integrin gene activates adult nerve cell regeneration

By | July 11, 2001

Manipulating the integrin gene can enable adult neurons to switch on the molecular mechanisms necessary to allow regeneration.

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Systems biology research centre to be built in Singapore

By | July 6, 2001

A new research centre is being established in Singapore that will use a multidisciplinary approach to study systems biology.

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Royal Society calls for moratorium on human reproductive cloning

By | June 26, 2001

has called for an international moratorium on human reproductive cloning.

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Argument over bacterial gene transfer to humans resolved

By | June 22, 2001

An alternative analysis of the human genome sequence information refutes the assertion that genes have been transferred directly from bacteria to man.

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Aventis science books prize winners announced

By | June 13, 2001

A book about the mysteries of the World's Oceans scoops science's most prestigious literary award.

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2001 Royal Society Fellows

By | May 14, 2001

LONDON The UK Royal Society today announced the election of 42 Fellows, 6 Foreign Members and 1 Honorary Fellow for 2001. Those elected to the distinguished organization today include: Richard Dawkins for his work on evolution and for raising the public understanding of science; molecular plant virologist David Baulcombe; internet pioneer Timothy Berners-Lee; the developmental geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge; oncologist Bruce Ponder and Sheila Sherlock for her work on the pathology of liver failur

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NAS election results

By | May 1, 2001

The US National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members.

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