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Daily Highlights Pentagon bankrolls Swedish stem cell research Technology may allow personalised cancer treatment Drug testing may benefit cancer patients Codex enters GM labelling debate Otago University gains WHO status A rich crop of cynicism, greed and mistrust

Pentagon bankrolls Swedish stem cell research The Pentagon has granted $US240,000 to a Swedish team for embryonic stem-cell research linked to Parkinson's disease, despite US Government limits on stem-cell research. In a statement, Lund Unive... More...

Technology may allow personalised cancer treatment Currently used in research, microarray technology will provide genetic information about tumours that will help doctors personalise treatment for the disease.A new diagnostic tool for breast cance... More...

Drug testing may benefit cancer patients New Zealanders with cancer may soon get access to more new medicines before the drugs are released on the market, thanks to a consortium aiming to run clinical trials in this country. The group, C... More...

Codex enters GM labelling debate As increasing numbers of national governments worldwide toy with new legal frameworks for genetically modified foodstuffs, the global food labelling body Codex Alimentarius will table the issue at an ... More...

Otago University gains WHO status Otago's international reputation as a strong research-led university has been cemented with the university being named as one of only 17 World Health Organization centres throughout the world devoted ... More...

A rich crop of cynicism, greed and mistrust Last week, the British Government announced that it would approve a strain of genetically modified maize, but would not allow the planting of similarly ... More...

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Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

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Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

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Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

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Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


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