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Waves of dengue give early warning signals

The finding that outbreaks of dengue in Thailand occur in a predictable three-year cycle may help guide efforts to …

22/01/04

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Homeopathy may combat arsenic poisoning

A homeopathic remedy that reduces symptoms of arsenic poisoning in mice may be a way to treat the millions …

24/10/03

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Global warming threatens world’s maize

A new report suggests that climate change could reduce global maize yields by 10 million tons, threatening the …

12/05/03

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Sleeping sickness study opens drug promise

New findings on how the sleeping sickness parasite overcomes the body’s natural defences may help in the search …

06/03/03

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WTO patent rules 'should be scrapped'

A report initiated by the UNDP calls on governments to replace the WTO's agreement on intellectual property with …

26/02/03

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AIDS drug could stop new cases

A drug currently used to treat HIV infection could one day be taken to prevent new cases of the disease, a new …

25/02/03

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GM mosquitoes not fit enough

Genetically modified mosquitoes — which scientists hope could one day be used to eradicate malaria — can't compete …

21/02/03

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Monsoon forecasting method to help out farmers

A new technique that forecasts monsoon-season weather up to 25 days in advance could help farmers to increase crop …

18/02/03

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Climate a crucial factor in crop yields

Climate trends have played a greater role than previously thought in US crop yields, says a new study. The results …

14/02/03

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Scientists warn of 'catastrophic' coal fires

Emissions from massive underground coal fires in China, India and Indonesia are threatening the environment and …

13/02/03

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Diarrhoea vaccine on fast track for poor nations

A multi-million dollar venture will speed up developing country access to a vaccine against the world's leading …

12/02/03

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Seed imports raise hopes of Afghan recovery

An international research consortium is taking a crucial first step in reviving the war-ravaged farms of …

02/05/02

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