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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 15/3

Daily Highlights
1. First gene therapy medicine hits market this month
2. Radar system may detect cancer earlier
3. New Research Centre targets biodiscovery
4. Turning science into profit
5. Renewable energy no barrier to economy
6. APEC recommendations available online
7. Tougher food labelling regs imminent

First gene therapy medicine hits market this month
The world's first gene therapy medicine Genedicine will hit the market in China this month, according to top company sources.Gene therapy uses new genes to curb the growth of tumor cells."We g...

Radar system may detect cancer earlier
An Auckland surgeon seeking approval for the first stage of a clinical trial of a revolutionary breast screening technique believes it will yield test results within three to six months.The new ra...

New Research Centre targets biodiscovery
Exploring the new world of proteins to prevent, diagnose and cure human, animal and plant diseases is the goal of a new collaborative applied research centre to be established at Victoria University....

Turning science into profit
A world-leading model of the human lung, developed for its own sake, is yielding dividends for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. The model's author, Dr Merryn Tawhai, and her colleagues at Auckland Univ...

Renewable energy no barrier to economy
A new study has raised the possibility that Australia's greenhouse gas pollution could be halved by 2040 without affecting the nation's economic growth.The study was commissioned by energy, indust...

APEC recommendations available online
The 5th APEC R&D Leaders Forum has concluded in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a series of conclusions and recommendations for APEC Member Economies with a joint session with APEC Science Ministers....

Tougher food labelling regs imminent
An international Food Safety Conference hosted by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) heard how tougher enforcement measures, heightened traceability of all foodstuffs and greater transparency...

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