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Daily Highlights Bioconfinement baloney Swedish firm buys IP from GM sheep project Bird flu continues to spread New form of BSE possible, Italian scientists say Climate change could boost cash crops US researchers treat child with umbilical stem cells

Bioconfinement baloney Throughout North American history humans have been bringing (accidentally andintentionally) all manner of destructive microbes, plants, fish and animals, Michael Fumento writes.But that's just f... More...

Swedish firm buys IP from GM sheep project PPL has sold to a Swedish drug discovery company, Arexis B, the knowledge behind a new product which was being developed to help ease digestive problems in premature babies and those with cystic fibro... More...

Bird flu continues to spread The United Nations warned today that Asia's bird flu crisis was far from over as Thailand battled a major resurgence of the virus and new cases were reported in China and Japan. The disease, which... More...

New form of BSE possible, Italian scientists say There's more than one way to make a cow mad, say Italian scientists who think they have discovered a new form of the deadly mad cow disease.Associate Professor Salvatore Monaco, a researcher with ... More...

Climate change could boost cash crops Climate change could boost yields from one of America's most important crops, say plant biologists who have simulated the expected atmospheric conditions of 2050 in a US field.Andrew Leakey of the... More...

US researchers treat child with umbilical stem cells Researchers in the United States say they have successfully used stem cells to treat a child with genetic disorders.Scientists from Duke University in North Carolina have told an annual scientific... More...

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