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WHO backs controversial chemical for malaria control

The World Health Organization has backed the use of DDT to control the spread of malaria, reversing its …

18/09/06

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Free 'wiki' textbooks planned for developing nations

University students in poor countries could soon be able to access high-quality textbooks, thanks to a US-based …

01/09/06

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Plan to boost rice photosynthesis with inserted genes

Scientists have ambitious plans to greatly increase rice yields by inserting genes from the crop's wild relatives …

27/07/06

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Blair wants G8 to be G13 to tackle climate change

The UK prime minister says admitting Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa to the G8 would make it more …

13/07/06

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Experts call for scientific bird flu task force

Bird flu experts at a meeting last week said an international task force is needed to coordinate research on bird …

20/06/06

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Report urges rethink on value of forest resources

A new report urges international incentives to revalue tropical forests, only five per cent of which are managed …

25/05/06

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'Landmark' decision reached on trade in GM products

New rules have been set for the international trade of products that contain GM organisms.

24/03/06

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'Beat neglected diseases' to fight HIV, TB and malaria

Researchers suggest that tackling neglected diseases could have a major impact on the fight against the developing …

31/01/06

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Genetic fix for sickle cell disease?

Researchers are a step closer to developing a way of correcting the genetic disorder that causes sickle cell disease.

06/01/06

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Climate change tactic could damage environment

Planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide could cause new environmental problems, say researchers.

23/12/05

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Drug-resistant bird flu killed two Vietnamese

Researchers say bird flu killed two Vietnamese people when the H5N1 virus developed resistance to Tamiflu, the …

22/12/05

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New weapon against malnutrition announced

Rice made to contain extra iron can boost people's nutrition, according to researchers who say this could help …

06/12/05

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