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Daily Highlights
1. Fatal sheep disease could be carried by wind
2. HRT study stopped, linked to cancer recurrence
3. US scientists claim SARS breakthrough
4. New technique a real eye-opener
5. Roche advances towards cancer pill
6. The battle for biotech progress - Patrick Moore

Fatal sheep disease could be carried by wind
A disease that could potentially wipe out sheep flocks is spreading into parts of northern Australia. Three new South-East Asian strains of bluetongue disease have been detected in cattle in north...

HRT study stopped, linked to cancer recurrence
Swedish researchers stopped a study examining the impact of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women with a history of breast cancer because of an unacceptably high risk of recurrence of the disease...

US scientists claim SARS breakthrough
Scientists in the United States say they have made a breakthrough in the search for a vaccine for SARS.The disease caught the world unawares last year and killed 800 people.The scientists have...

New technique a real eye-opener
A Waikato Hospital eye specialist is healing severely damaged eyes using blood taken from the patients undergoing the specialist treatment. Dr Chris Murphy believes he is one of only two doctors i...

Roche advances towards cancer pill
Switzerland's Roche Holding said on Monday its scientists had made an important advance in the hunt for a new kind of cancer pill designed to target a gene implicated in half of all tumours. For ...

The battle for biotech progress - Patrick Moore
The environmentalists' campaign against biotechnology and genetic engineering has clearly exposed their intellectual and moral bankruptcy, Chairman and chief scientist of environmental consulting agen...

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