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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

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Climate models have no answer to burning questions

Researchers are warning that Europe's recent heatwave reveals flaws in regional climate modelling around the world, and a failure ...

21/08/03

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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 children, to eliminate polio transmission.

07/08/03

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Drive for patent-free innovation gathers pace

Top scientists and economists are urging the World Intellectual Property Organisation to promote 'open' models of innovation that do ...

10/07/03

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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

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Iraqi science faces lonely road to recovery

Iraq's beleaguered universities are taking their first tentative steps towards revival, but have received few offers of outside help ...

29/05/03

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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 mass ...

23/05/03

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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 blocks ...

30/04/03

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Malaria action in Africa critical

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

23/04/03

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Wrestling with Islam’s flagging science base

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

23/04/03

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What difference does a genome make?

The malaria parasite’s genome should provide a wealth of new scientific opportunities. But this may heighten tensions over how ...

23/04/03

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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 ...

23/04/03

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