Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 4/3

Daily Highlights
1. New stem cells made available
2. Inquiry reveals anxiety over genetic patents
3. Bird flu threat still real, NZ viriologist says
4. FDA caution undermining ability to save lives, Dr says
5. California county votes no on GM
6. Regulators face moral dilemmas

New stem cells made available
A group of US scientists has created 17 new embryonic stem cell lines in the laboratory and made them available for other researchers to investigate. Stem cells are "master" cells that can divide ...

Inquiry reveals anxiety over genetic patents
An Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry has found widespread anxiety and uncertainty about whether genetic patents will stifle research and development in the country's billion-dollar biote...

Bird flu threat still real, NZ viriologist says
The threat of Asia's bird flu epidemic becoming a global pandemic is still real, says Christchurch virologist Lance Jennings. The death toll from the virus among humans has now reached 22 and ne...

FDA caution undermining ability to save lives, Dr says
The FDA is an organization whose work falls largely off the public's radar, Dr David Gratzer writes.As a result, some may assume that its role is less than crucial. But the FDA oversees the regula...

California county votes no on GM
Opponents of genetically engineered foods celebrated a historic victory on Wednesday after voters approved a measure to make Mendocino County, California, the first in the United States to ban genetic...

Regulators face moral dilemmas
On 12 February 2004, South Korean researchers reported that they had successfully extracted stem cells from cloned human embryos. AAR lawyer Melissa Foong writes that the researchers later, however...

From the BioScience News Team

BioScience Communications Limited
Editor: Christine Ross

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


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>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news