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Simplifying genetic disorders

By | October 3, 2000

Recent work implicating a single gene in a population with a complex disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, could represent a shift in the study of genetic diseases.

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Blood filtration improves safety of blood transfusions

By | September 28, 2000

White blood cells can cause costly complications following transfusions; the US and Germany are joining the list of countries requiring filtration of donor blood to remove them.

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Israeli biotech - a child with great promise

By | September 26, 2000

The Israeli biotech industry is still in its infancy but heavy investment, an aggressive technology sector and a supportive academic community should ensure some big growth spurts.

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Beyond the ban on human embryo research: An Italian way?

By | September 20, 2000

In the context of a heated debate on human embryo research, some Italian researchers are looking for a scientific way through the moral and ethical minefield.

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Women's rights could lower population growth

By | September 20, 2000

report published today, the United Nations Population Fund has delivered a devastating attack on the world's unequal treatment of women.

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Lasker Awards presented for work on ubiquitination and hepatitis C

By | September 18, 2000

The 2000 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards, announced in New York on September 17, will put further pressure on the Nobel Foundation to grant a Nobel Prize for work related to the cell cycle.

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Cracking cell signalling by sharing - not publishing

By | September 13, 2000

A new research programme is encouraging researchers to forgo publishing their results in academic journals and instead post them straight on the web.

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Origin of AIDS: debate intensifies

By | September 12, 2000

Claims that AIDS originated from trials of a polio vaccine in the 1950s are repudiated, but just won't go away.

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Keep taking the pills

By | September 4, 2000

The placebo effect may lead to a significant skew in clinical trials of heart treatments.

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The new European Life Sciences Organization (ELSO) is starting with great hopes but a shoestring budget and few members.

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