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BioScience News Daily Highlights - 11 December

Daily Highlights

1. Scientists create ebola vaccine
2. Supplementary Questions - Russell Brown
3. Trans Tasman action on climate change
4. Israel says no to GM food labelling
5. Govt commits funds to researching mineral wealth
6. GM stem cells destroy cancers


Scientists create ebola vaccine
Scientists have successfully immunised mice against the deadly ebola virus which has killed thousands in Africa. They used virus-like particles (VLPs) which are non-infectious but are capable of tri...
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Supplementary Questions - Russell Brown
Much of the Opposition to the new trans-Tasman regime on dietary supplements has been, frankly, quite self-serving - and it has come from people not normally noted for their sympathy towards businesse...
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Trans Tasman action on climate change
The Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson, and the Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage, David Kemp, today announced details of the first projects to be und...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5614

Israel says no to GM food labelling
Industry and Trade Minister Ehud Olmert announced yesterday that he would not order that food produced using genetic modification techniques be marked as such. According to the minister, despite a...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5609

Govt commits funds to researching mineral wealth
Researchers will be looking at novel ways to develop New Zealand's mineral wealth with the help of more than $10m over four years from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.Four majo...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5604

GM stem cells destroy cancers
Genetically engineered stem cells can find tumors and then produce biological killing agents right at the cancer site, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, who have...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5613

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