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1. Stem cells grown on carbon matrix
2. Rat genome to assist human disease research
3. Neuronz in stroke trial talks
4. Govt conditions stall GM crops in UK
5. USDA & the Peterkin Papers
6. Countdown to Food & Agriculture Treaty

Stem cells grown on carbon matrix
A spin-off from space research has allowed a U.S. biotechnology company to grow large numbers of stem cells outside the body.The stem cells grew on a carbon-metal matrix, which was originally used...

Rat genome to assist human disease research
Scientists have decoded the rat genome, the biochemical instructions in the rodent's cells that guide the building and maintenance of the animal's body. It is the third mammalian DNA sequence to b...

Neuronz in stroke trial talks
An "Irish coffee" cocktail of coffee and alcohol is giving some stroke victims the power to repair their own damaged brain cells. The cocktail, dubbed "caffeinol" by its Texan inventor Jim Grotta,...

Govt conditions stall GM crops in UK
German company Bayer CropScience has blamed government imposed conditions for making its plans to grow GM maize in the United Kingdom "economically non-viable". The move is likely to put an end to...

USDA & the Peterkin Papers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's biotechnology regulations have been a shambles for more than fifteen years, Henry Miller writes.Its compulsory case-by-case review and costly field test design...

Countdown to Food & Agriculture Treaty
Twelve European countries and the European Community have ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, triggering the 90-day countdown to the Treaty's entry i...

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