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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5700

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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http://www.bioscinews.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5699

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