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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 11/3

Daily Highlights
1. Business giant predicts longer lives
2. NZ reaping rewards of R&D, Minister says
3. Destructive starfish thrives on nutrient run-off
4. Rainforests absorbing less carbon dioxide
5. Scientists grow stem cells from fat
6. Kyoto Protocol now legally binding
7. Bulgaria to allow biotech production & trade


Business giant predicts longer lives
One of the world's biggest companies forecasts that medical advances will extend the average human lifespan to 120 during the next 20 years. Yoshio Matsumi, the general manager of innovative techn...
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NZ reaping rewards of R&D, Minister says
New Zealand is reaping the benefits of increased investment in research and development, Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson says. The minister was speaking at the Asia-Pacifi...
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Destructive starfish thrives on nutrient run-off
Scientists say they have assembled the proof that nutrient run-off along the north Queensland coast causes outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef of the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish. A reef w...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6721

Rainforests absorbing less carbon dioxide
Scientists from Brazil and the United States say they have found worrying new evidence that tropical rainforests are becoming less able to absorb the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warning...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6730

Scientists grow stem cells from fat
After successfully turning cells taken from human fat into different cell types, Duke University Medical Center researchers have now demonstrated that these specific cells are truly adult stem cells w...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6717

Kyoto Protocol now legally binding
As of 10 March 2004, a Decision of the European Parliament and the Council enters into force, which makes all the remaining requirements under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol legally binding in all Member Sta...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=6712

Bulgaria to allow biotech production & trade
Bulgaria shall permit the production, sales, imports and exports of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and foods, the Bulgarian Parliament decided when passing in first reading the GMO Bill. ...
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