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Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...tries, but also identified the ethical, social and legal issues (including intellectual property rights, IPR) underpinning this important scientific development. Samir Brahmachari of India’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), kicked off day one (4 March) with his keynote address called ‘...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

... production. That effort has since been stalled by legal objections from Bayer, one of the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the drug. In the meantime, two major U.S. poultry producers, Tyson Food and Perdue Farms, separately announced in 2002 that they would immediately stop using fluoroquinolones to...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...our goal of bringing together scientific, ethical, legal and policy experts from across the UCLA campus to focus on the great promise of stem cell research," said Dr. Gerald S. Levey, vice chancellor for medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine. "As dean, I am committed to advancing...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

...needed for therapeutic cloning is not possible for legal reasons in many countries and is very expensive in countries where it is legal, such as the US. By contrast, there is a virtually limitless supply of existing ESCs for fusion with adult cells. Then there is the ethical issue, which is again exercisi...

What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome

...ns, new building construction, industry standards, legal issues, and possible solutions as well as discuss proactive strategies to be taken during house construction in order to control mold, insect, and mite-related allergens. The workshop will be held Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at th...

Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals

... need to be educated; many exotic animals that are legal as pets could be ecologically lethal if released into the wild." Future research will explore why, once introduced, animals are more likely than plants to become invasive. ...

South African Tribunal Asks For Damages Estimates in GSK AIDS Drug Case

A landmark South African legal complaint against British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over its AIDS drug pricing and policies in that country will proceed following an order late last week by South Africa's Competition Tribunal that will allow the complaint to go forward. GSK ...

Comprehensive biodefense text published

...y explain the universe of scientific, medical, and legal issues facing the biodefense research community. They describe the origin, effects and treatment of established pathogens that cause diseases such as anthrax, plague, smallpox, brucellosis, glanders, and Q fever, and discuss what is known about the a...

UN environmental agency steps up battle against marine pollution

...zations will support each other with technical and legal training. The Basel Convention is the world's most comprehensive environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes. It has over 160 Parties and aims to protect human health and the environment from the inappropriate management of hazardous and o...

TrueBlue Archive Will Store Raw Life Sciences Data for Proteomics and Drug Testing

...y explain the universe of scientific, medical, and legal issues facing the biodefense research community. They describe the origin, effects and treatment of established pathogens that cause diseases such as anthrax, plague, smallpox, brucellosis, glanders, and Q fever, and discuss what is known about the a...

U.N. mulls the protection of Earth's forests

...dically debated the pluses and minuses of having a legal convention. But there are even better options available that are easier to agree on and implement." Auer says the United States and a few other countries are unlikely to sign a legally-binding convention. "It's not that the United States isn't inte...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...st protected places on this planet ?a region where legal and pirate fishers rub shoulders in the pursuit of big fish and even bigger profits," says Callum Roberts of the University of York in the United Kingdom. "Conservationists are fighting to place some areas off limits to fishing. This study provides w...

New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners

...d author of the article. "Clinicians have fears of legal liability, particularly if the partners have side effects. In three randomized trials [on patient-delivered partner treatment] that have been conducted, there have been no reports of adverse events," Dr. Kissinger said. "Particularly for chlamydia, t...

Measurement Challenges In Detecting Cancer Biomarkers

...d author of the article. "Clinicians have fears of legal liability, particularly if the partners have side effects. In three randomized trials [on patient-delivered partner treatment] that have been conducted, there have been no reports of adverse events," Dr. Kissinger said. "Particularly for chlamydia, t...

New Finding May Aid Adult Stem Cell Collection

...d author of the article. "Clinicians have fears of legal liability, particularly if the partners have side effects. In three randomized trials [on patient-delivered partner treatment] that have been conducted, there have been no reports of adverse events," Dr. Kissinger said. "Particularly for chlamydia, t...

Scientists discover the body's marijuana-like compounds are crucial for stress-induced pain relief

...oke marijuana to obtain relief or wrestle with the legal issues surrounding the drug. Others from UGA involved in the study include faculty members Philip Holmes and Jonathon Crystal and students Richard Suplita, Nathan Bolton and Mark Neely. Authors from UC-Irvine include Darren Fegley and Regina Mangie...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...mportant research and investment decisions." "The legal and policy framework is not even close to keeping pace with the fast-evolving science and technology of deep seabed bioprospecting," says report contributor Sam Johnston, Senior Research Fellow at UNU-IAS. "The international debate still sees govern...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

...mportant research and investment decisions." "The legal and policy framework is not even close to keeping pace with the fast-evolving science and technology of deep seabed bioprospecting," says report contributor Sam Johnston, Senior Research Fellow at UNU-IAS. "The international debate still sees govern...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

... up to 26 000 tonnes a year ?nearly four times the legal quota. In the last few years authorities have in...es on Réunion, where they are analysed to identify legal and illegal vessels. "Authorised vessels are mandated to have an Argos satellite transmitter aboa...

Report focuses on challenges to unlocking future promise of vaccines

... use, including technical, economic, cultural, and legal obstacles," says Rino Rappuoli of Chiron SpA in Siena, Italy, another co-author of the report. ...

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