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Public consultation needed on xenotransplants

By | February 22, 2002

A session on xenotransplantation at the AAAS this week highlighted the need for urgent public consultation.

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Yeast genome should provide insights to human disease

By | February 21, 2002

The fission yeast genome contains 50 genes with similarity to genes involved in human diseases.

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A new initiative aims to establish a global network to increase access to academic and research publications.

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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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