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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 30/4

Daily Highlights
1. Animal fat fuel could power buses
2. Poor children to suffer effects of pollution
3. Moratoriums will not prevent GM development
4. FDA sets regulatory sights on supplement industry
5. Gene therapy trial shows early promise


Animal fat fuel could power buses
Auckland buses could soon be powered by fuel made from animal fat, a parliamentary committee was told yesterday. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) chief executive Heather Staley ...
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Poor children to suffer effects of pollution
Poor and minority children are likely to develop asthma at worsening rates due to global warming and air pollution, environment experts predicted today. They released a report showing that as th...
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Moratoriums will not prevent GM development
Moratoriums on the commercial planting of GM canola in most states will not necessarily prevent the development of other gene technologies that have higher perceived benefits and fewer perceived risks...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7495

FDA sets regulatory sights on supplement industry
Shortly after its final rule banning dietary supplements containing ephedra took effect, the FDA has settled the cross hairs of its regulatory sights firmly on the rest of the supplement industry, say...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7484

Gene therapy trial shows early promise
The first gene therapy trial for Alzheimer's disease has delivered promising early results.The trial was designed to test the safety of injecting genetically modified cells directly into a part of...
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http://www.BioSciNews.com/files/news-detail.asp?newsID=7483


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