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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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Bacteria rapidly develop resistance to new antibiotic

By | April 20, 2001

can quickly become resistant to linezolid during extended treatment.

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After the (draft) sequence

By | April 18, 2001

Now that the dust has settled after publication of the human genome sequence, Sydney Brenner assesses the first draft.

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but protection possible in four days

By | March 30, 2001

As the UK government considers a limited foot-and-mouth disease vaccination programme, there's evidence that the current vaccines aren't perfect but high doses could help stop transmission.

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NHS pays damages to hepatitis victims

By | March 27, 2001

The National Health Service faces a substantial compensation bill from patients who contracted hepatitis C from infected blood supplies.

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The power of the electronic thesis

By | March 27, 2001

Delegates at a conference last week called for more academic institutions to make theses and dissertations available online.

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Will foot-and-mouth disease vaccines work?

By | March 27, 2001

The UK could be preparing to vaccinate farm animals against foot-and-mouth disease. But will the vaccines be effective against the current strain?

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The ins and outs of data

By | January 8, 2001

Germany's Max Planck Society is setting up a Centre for Information Management that aims to give its researchers greater power over the way their work is published.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in individuals over 55 years of age in the developed world. AMD affects about 11 million Americans, 5 million of whom have become legally blind because of it. Stargardt's macular degeneration (STGD3) is an early-onset form of AMD that affects about 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. Researchers reported in this week's Nature Genetics that they have identified a gene linked to AMD and predicted the discov

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