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BioScience News Daily Highlights - December 19

Daily Highlights
1. Joint venture boosts disease research
2. Gene fix for muscle wasting disorders
3. Why is school supporting terrorist camp? - CF mother asks
4. University admits GM seeds shipped in error
5. Pew Initiative announces continued funding
6. Top ten scientific breakthroughs in 2003 - Science magazine

Joint venture boosts disease research
The fight against diseases like arthritis and asthma is getting a boost in New Zealand from scientists investigating the pharmaceutical potential of the country's unique flora and fauna.A biotechn...

Gene fix for muscle wasting disorders
AgResearch has made a major discovery in understanding how muscle repairs itself.AgResearch Ruakura scientists Drs Ravi Kambadur and Mridula Sharma's findings into the protein Myostatin, and its...

Why is school supporting terrorist camp? - CF mother asks
Why is Mountain Valley School near Motueka allowing a terrorist training camp to take place on its grounds in January? It's a very good question, and one that deserves an answer. Cystic Fibrosis Cante...

University admits GM seeds shipped in error
Researchers at one of the most prestigious US agricultural schools said Thursday they shipped a small number of genetically engineered tomato seeds they thought were naturally grown to fellow scientis...

Pew Initiative announces continued funding
The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology has announced that The Pew Charitable Trusts have awarded a $3 million grant to The University of Richmond to continue the Pew Initiative's work over the n...

Top ten scientific breakthroughs in 2003 - Science magazine
The 10 most important scientific breakthroughs of 2003, according to Science magazine: 1. Proof that all the galaxies and other bodies in the universe are moving away from each other at an acceler...

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