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Modified plant clears up deadly water toxin

Researchers have genetically altered the tobacco plant to render harmless a dangerous toxin that contaminates water.

14/04/10

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Heat therapy could burn out leishmaniasis

A disfiguring skin ulcer disease could be treated with a single session of heat therapy instead of painful injections, ...

14/04/10

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Novel TB research strategy could boost drug delivery

Drug therapies for tuberculosis could emerge four times faster than normal, thanks to a new approach that pools research.

19/03/10

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Temperature rise spreads malaria, scientists insist

The hotly contested idea that climate change is increasing the spread of malaria has been supported by a review ...

11/03/10

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Sweet technique could keep virus vaccines cool

Suspending live virus vaccines in layers of sugar could prove an effective way of storing them without refrigeration.

17/02/10

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Gates promises US$10 billion for vaccine push

The Gates Foundation will invest an additional US$10 billion towards the development and delivery of vaccines in the next ...

01/02/10

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Gene discovery could boost yield of key malaria drug

The discovery of genes in the plant Artemisia that control the yield of the antimalarial artemisinin could increase stretched ...

15/01/10

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‘Test and treat’ HIV strategy could backfire

A 'test and treat' HIV strategy being explored by the WHO could increase the spread of drug-resistant strains, a ...

14/01/10

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Misfiring immune system blamed for HIV vaccine failure

An HIV vaccine component may have accidentally triggered an immune response that made people more vulnerable to infection, say ...

18/11/09

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Climate complexities stoke disease controversies

Modelling how climate change might affect insect-borne disease is hugely complex — and increasingly controversial, explains Justine Davies.

08/09/09

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Fungus-resistant gene found in rice

The devastating effect of blast fungus on rice paddies worldwide could be dampened by the discovery of a gene ...

24/08/09

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Caution urged over cloud seeding

Cloud seeding to increase rainfall — proven to work in Australia — may not be the answer for all ...

06/08/09

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