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US lobbying sinks planned open-innovation meeting

A planned meeting to discuss open models of innovation is in doubt after intervention by the US government on …

28/08/03

Climate models have no answer to burning questions

Researchers are warning that Europe's recent heatwave reveals flaws in regional climate modelling around the …

21/08/03

WHO prepares for final push to rid the world of polio

The World Health Organization has launched a three-month mass vaccination campaign, involving 175 million …

07/08/03

Drive for patent-free innovation gathers pace

Top scientists and economists are urging the World Intellectual Property Organisation to promote 'open' models of …

10/07/03

Developing drugs for diseases of the poor

Declan Butler reports on a new initiative that aims to develop drugs to treat diseases currently neglected by the …

03/07/03

Iraqi science faces lonely road to recovery

Iraq's beleaguered universities are taking their first tentative steps towards revival, but have received few …

29/05/03

Lack of trust hampers hunt for Iraqi weapons

Confusion over how the US-led occupying powers will treat Iraqi scientists is hindering the search for weapons of …

22/05/03

Agent Orange investigation stuck at square one

A US-Vietnam programme to research the health effects of the herbicide Agent Orange remains stuck on the starting …

22/04/03

Wrestling with Islam's flagging science base

Declan Butler reports what research ministers and heads of science academies from Islamic nations have to say …

13/03/03

Mozambique leader tipped for global health post

The prime minister of Mozambique is emerging as the front-runner in elections for a new head of the World Health …

23/01/03

Malaria action in Africa critical

Declan Butler reports that the largest-ever international meeting on malaria has called on African scientists to …

28/11/02

Weak leadership threatens anti-malaria drive

A programme to halve the world’s malaria burden by 2010 will fail unless it is revamped, according to the first …

03/10/02

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