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Antimalaria vaccine candidate rolls towards success

The earlier promise shown by a potential vaccine against malaria is fulfilled in a particularly vulnerable infant …

19/10/07

UK body to coordinate climate change teamwork

A coordinating body will oversee cooperation between UK agencies involved in climate change research in developing …

05/10/07

Experts highlight 'lack of interest' in mental health

The mental health sector is under-resourced in developing countries, despite a high burden of mental disease, say …

11/09/07

Soil degradation issues 'swept aside', say experts

More attention must be paid to the global degradation of land and its impact on climate change and food security, …

07/09/07

Carbon dioxide could make grasslands 'unusable'

Research has shown that increased levels of carbon dioxide encourage woody shrubs to replace grass in grasslands, …

30/08/07

Human action 'changing rainfall' in developing world

Humans are responsible for changing rainfall patterns observed in many developing countries, say climate scientists.

31/07/07

Better biofuel uses best of both worlds

Scientists have combined biological and chemical methods to create a high-energy biofuel that can be produced more …

21/06/07

Agri-biotech in Africa: Safety first?

Maryke Steffens reports on the influences behind Africa's diverse attitudes to transgenic crops, and the need for …

12/06/07

Indian loan project gives solar energy to rural poor

A UN project has given India's poor access to clean and reliable energy through a system of small loans.

30/04/07

UNESCO 'must rethink science strategies'

UNESCO's approach to science and its core activities need rethinking, according to an independent review.

27/04/07

Federation to extend science journalist mentoring

The World Federation of Science Journalists plans to extend its mentoring programme to Asia and Latin America.

23/04/07

Polio eradication 'cheaper than control'

The cumulative and human cost of eradicating polio is lower in the long run than that of control programmes, say …

20/04/07

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