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Children's clinical drug trials now mandated in US

By | October 10, 2000

A new law in the US requiring new adult drugs to be tested for use in children could result in a three-fold increase in the number of pediatric clinical trials.

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Slow synaptic transmission grabs the Nobel for Physiology or Medicine.

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Cambridge chemist to be new UK chief scientist

By | October 9, 2000

David King, Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, is the new Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government.

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Sex, frogs and rocking loos at the Ig Nobels

By | October 6, 2000

Collapsing toilets, levitating frogs, and acrobats making love in a magnetic resonance imager: Now who says scientists take themselves too seriously?

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UNAIDS defends South Africa's work on HIV/AIDS

By | October 5, 2000

Mutual suspicion and hostility in South Africa is dogging strong, practical interventions against AIDS, says UNAIDS chief.

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Fear of legal action is hobbling research into a key AIDS threat, which may quadruple the numbers infected with HIV in China.

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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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