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BioScience News Daily Highlights - December 19

Daily Highlights
1. Joint venture boosts disease research
2. Gene fix for muscle wasting disorders
3. Why is school supporting terrorist camp? - CF mother asks
4. University admits GM seeds shipped in error
5. Pew Initiative announces continued funding
6. Top ten scientific breakthroughs in 2003 - Science magazine

Joint venture boosts disease research
The fight against diseases like arthritis and asthma is getting a boost in New Zealand from scientists investigating the pharmaceutical potential of the country's unique flora and fauna.A biotechn...

Gene fix for muscle wasting disorders
AgResearch has made a major discovery in understanding how muscle repairs itself.AgResearch Ruakura scientists Drs Ravi Kambadur and Mridula Sharma's findings into the protein Myostatin, and its...

Why is school supporting terrorist camp? - CF mother asks
Why is Mountain Valley School near Motueka allowing a terrorist training camp to take place on its grounds in January? It's a very good question, and one that deserves an answer. Cystic Fibrosis Cante...

University admits GM seeds shipped in error
Researchers at one of the most prestigious US agricultural schools said Thursday they shipped a small number of genetically engineered tomato seeds they thought were naturally grown to fellow scientis...

Pew Initiative announces continued funding
The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology has announced that The Pew Charitable Trusts have awarded a $3 million grant to The University of Richmond to continue the Pew Initiative's work over the n...

Top ten scientific breakthroughs in 2003 - Science magazine
The 10 most important scientific breakthroughs of 2003, according to Science magazine: 1. Proof that all the galaxies and other bodies in the universe are moving away from each other at an acceler...

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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>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


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