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Daily Highlights Bio-engergy plant gains credits

Daily Highlights Bio-engergy plant gains carbon credits - Drug makers target inappropriate use - Website logs human genes - Donors to have say on embryo destiny - Body fat link to pre-eclampsia

Bio-engergy plant gains carbon credits A proposal to build a bio-energy plant to heat Southern Paprika's glasshouses has won a share of "carbon credits" from the Government for cutting greenhouse gas emissions."Southern Paprika is show... More...

Drug makers target inappropriate use Worried that millions of Americans are using prescription opiate painkillers to get high rather than to ease severe chronic pain, drug makers are working on ways to prevent abuse.Cooperating close... More...

Website logs human genes A detailed functional map of more than 20,000 human genes has been published on the internet by an international research team.The project, reported today in the open access journal Public Library... More...

Donors to have say on embryo destiny Australian couples who have donated spare embryos to medical research after infertility treatment are having a say in how their embryos are used, says the head of a government committee.This follo... More...

Body fat link to pre-eclampsia Chemicals in fat tissue may trigger pre-eclampsia in some pregnant women, a study suggests. Researchers in the United States studied over 1,000 pregnant women. About 6% went on to develop pre-ecla... More...

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