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GM crops — Asian farmers have their say

Despite pest and pricing worries, many Asian farmers welcome GM crops. Jia Hepeng heard their stories during a …


H5N1 'more invasive than thought'

Post mortems on bird flu victims have shown that the H5N1 virus infects more organs and cells than previously …


Chinese company to produce cheap rotavirus vaccine

A Chinese biotechnology company and a health charity have agreed to develop a low-cost rotavirus vaccine for the …


Chinese scientist appointed CGIAR head

A leading Chinese scientist has been appointed as the director of an international agricultural research body.


Scientists mutate H5N1 in vaccine search

Scientists have mutated a H5N1 protein to identify variants that could one day pass between humans — and be …


Scientists find potential schistosoma drug target

Proteins that help the schistosomiasis parasite evade the immune system are good targets for future drugs, say …


Developing nations blamed for CO2 increase

A new study has found that carbon dioxide emission rates are growing and implicates economic growth in developing …


Carbon tax 'won't hurt' the world's poor

Carbon taxes may not have a damaging effect on the world's poor ― and may lead to benefits, according to new …


China academy boosts south-south science activities

China says it will increase its joint scientific activities with other developing nations to help strengthen their …


Academy of science communicators planned

PCST, an international network of science communicators, has announced plans to create an academy to support its work.


Gene for salt tolerance found in rice

A rice gene for salt tolerance raises hopes that new varieties can be bred to grow in Asia's saline soils.


SARS-like virus found in wild bats in Hong Kong

A SARS-like virus has been found in wild bats by researchers in Hong Kong, who warn that people should avoid …


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