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BioScience News Daily Highlights - December 10th

Daily Highlights

1. Therapeutic goods treaty signed
2. Cloning ban treaty talks postponed for a year
3. UN talks resolve forest planting row
4. Study finds vitamin D reduces cancer precursor
5. Tree planting project aims to clean up wetland
6. UK food standards agency consults on "may contain" labelling
7. FRST invests in eco-friendly energy research


Therapeutic goods treaty signed
The Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Trish Worth, said she was delighted at the historic signing today in Wellington of a Treaty between Australia and New Zealand that will result in Aus...
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Cloning ban treaty talks postponed for a year
The UN General Assembly on Monday decided to put off for a year negotiations for a controversial global treaty banning human cloning that the Bush administration wants to extend to research on stem ce...
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UN talks resolve forest planting row
A UN conference resolved a dispute about rules on planting forests to help curb global warming on Tuesday that would let the landmark Kyoto protocol enter into force if Russia ratifies. Delegates ...
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Study finds vitamin D reduces cancer precursor
Patients who consumed the amount of vitamin D contained in daily servings of milk and fish were 40 percent less likely to develop polyps than those got little or no vitamin D. The study also confi...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5598

Tree planting project aims to clean up wetland
A massive tree planting operation is underway in the Byron Shire in northern New South Wales as part of its effluent re-use scheme.A further 300,000 paperbark trees are being planted on 25 hectare...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5594

UK food standards agency consults on "may contain" labelling
The Food Standards Agency is today launching a consultation on the use of alternative phrases to 'may contain' on food labels. The phrase is often used by manufacturers on pre-packaged food to in...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5587

FRST invests in eco-friendly energy research
Four new research programmes are to receive substantial funding to investigate environmentally-friendly ways to supply energy to New Zealanders.The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology ...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5586

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