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Alzheimer's gene treatment hope

Alzheimer's gene treatment hope

Scientists are harnessing the body's natural resources to attack Alzheimer's disease, offering the hope of treatments for the condition. Gene therapy could be used to attack the protein which clumps... More...

Giant virus treasure trove of new genes

A bizarre new species of giant virus, found living inside an amoeba, has more genes than many bacteria and can be seen without an electron microscope, French researchers have discovered.Scientists... More...

New GM terminology proposed

How has failure to establish explicit terminology contributed to consumer skepticism and rejection of GM products?Kaare Nielsen of the Norwegian Institute for Gene Ecology believes it is responsib... More...

Reaping the benefits of biopharming

Crop plants like corn and tobacco can now be programmed with gene-splicing techniques to produce precious pharmaceuticals. Will the U.S. welcome this godsend--or be cowed into outlawing it?Biophar... More...

More Govt money for sheep research

Increased Government funding for the sheep genetics research company Ovita represents what is thought to be the first lift in public research spending for the sheep sector in many years, Newsroom repo... More...

Australian GM trial sparks communication concerns

Another trial of gm cotton has been sown north of Katherine, in the Northern Territory, but not everybody's happy to have the crop around.The 30-hectare trial - the second for the district - is a ... More...

New corn tests outside terms of reference – Labour

A Labour MP says further testing of genetically-engineered (GE) corn is not relevant to the inquiry on the alleged accidental release of such plants says the INL newspapers website. Earlier in the... More...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


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