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New gene test could aid cancer treatment


New gene test could aid cancer treatment

Researchers have discovered a new test for a cancer gene, which may soon form an essential part of diagnosis and change methods of treatment.Following studies on children with leukaemia, it is now... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5323

AgResearch Chair makes Wallaceville announcement AgResearch Group Chairman, Rick Christie said today that significant progress has been made on campus consolidation plans involving the Group's science research teams at Wallaceville.AgResearch ha... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5326

Scientists use DNA to make virus For only the second time, scientists have used segments of dna to construct the genetic blueprint of an organism. Bits of DNA were assembled and spliced together to make the genome of a virus called... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5325

Denmark prepares for biotech crops The Danish Government was cited as saying on Thursday it was planning new laws on growing genetically modified (GM) crops to make sure consumers are protected if the European Union clears the way for ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5329

Potato disease massive blow to UK farmers Three more potato farms in the UK are under restriction after the world's most damaging potato disease was found on a mid Wales farm. The disease - ring rot - has never before been found in the UK... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5331

Farmer prosecuted in OJD case A Kangaroo Island farmer has become the first person to be prosecuted under the South Australian Livestock Act in relation to the sheep wasting disease Ovine Johnes.Dave Willson was charged for no... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5330

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Westpac: Sets Out Plan To Go Cheque-Free

Westpac NZ has announced details of its plan to phase out cheques, after signalling in May that it would be supporting a move to other forms of payment. Cheques will cease to be available as a means of payment after 25 June 2021. Westpac NZ General ... More>>

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NZTA: Major New Zealand Upgrade Programme Projects Go To Tender

Two major New Zealand Upgrade Programme projects are beginning tenders for construction. The New Zealand Upgrade Programme is a $6.8 billion investment to get our cities moving, to save lives and boost productivity in growth areas. The first Auckland ... More>>

Reserve Bank: RBNZ Seeks To Preserve Benefits Of Cash

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua is taking on a new role of steward of the cash system “to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them”, Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby told the Royal Numismatics Society of New Zealand annual conference ... More>>

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Economy: Double-Dip Recession Next Year, But Housing Rolls On

New Zealand's economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international tourists bites into growth. More>>

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Microsoft New Zealand: Microsoft Expands “Highway To A Hundred Unicorns” Initiative To Support Startups In Asia Pacific

New Zealand, 14 October 2020 – Today Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a Hundred Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where 56 startups were ... More>>

Fonterra: Farmers Taking Another Step Towards New Zealand’s Low Emissions Food Production

They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change. Fonterra farmers are already among the world’s most sustainable producers of milk and now have an additional tool in their sustainability toolbox. Over the last few ... More>>

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Courts: Businessman Eric Watson Sentenced To A Four-Month Jail Term

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports. More>>

OECD: Area Employment Rate Falls By 4.0 Percentage Points, To 64.6% In Second Quarter Of 2020

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – fell by 4.0 percentage points, to 64.6%, in the second quarter of 2020, its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2010. Across the OECD area, 560 million persons ... More>>

Spark: Turns On 5G In Auckland And Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Smart Cities

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology and demonstrate what the future could look like for Auckland’s CBD with the power of 5G. 5G is ... More>>

Stats NZ: Monthly Migration Remains Low

Since the border closed in late-March 2020, net migration has averaged about 300 a month, Stats NZ said today. In the five months from April to August 2020, overall net migration was provisionally estimated at 1,700. This was made up of a net gain ... More>>

University of Canterbury: Proglacial Lakes Are Accelerating Glacier Ice Loss

Lake Tasman, New Zealand | 2016 | Photo: Dr Jenna Sutherland Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial ... More>>

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Dairy: Fonterra Sells China Farms

Fonterra has agreed to sell its China farms for a total of $555 million (RMB 2.5 billion*1), after successfully developing the farms alongside local partners. Inner Mongolia Natural Dairy Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Youran Dairy Group Limited ... More>>

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