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Anthrax attacks highlight holes in US public health system

By | November 22, 2001

The bioterrorist activity in the United States has identified significant gaps in the supposed seamless and coherent response to major public health emergencies.

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The multifunctional hairless gene

By | October 30, 2001

gene is capable of regulating its own expression, and that of other genes.

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A comment from Genome Biology

By | October 25, 2001

Sixteenth century prayer, attributed to Thomas Nashe

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GM corn field studies endorse safety

By | September 17, 2001

derived toxins has a negligible impact on monarch larvae populations.

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BSE origins remain obscure, but the epidemic is clearer

By | August 10, 2001

The long awaited Horn report on the BSE epidemic throws up as many questions as it answers.

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Space adds new dimension to cancer research

By | August 10, 2001

Culturing cells in the reduced gravity conditions of the International Space Station could help refine cancer treatment regimes.

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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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