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Scientists discover two different vaccines combined to creat new virus strains

Claire Peddie adelaidenow.com.au TWO different vaccines used to control infectious disease in chickens have combined to create new virus strains. The herpes virus caused 33 outbreaks of disease and death in farmed chickens on the outskirts of Sydney and Melbourne … Continue reading

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Synthetic biology could lead to disaster, says Oxford bioethicist

Michael Cook BioEdge Julian Savulescu, of Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, has issued a dramatic warning about the dangers of synthetic biology. He believe that it easily could be used to synthesise lethal new organisms which could kill vast … Continue reading

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Made to last … but not forever

Sydney Morning Herald As manufacturing’s decline bites hard in Sydney’s west, old hands cherish the skills of a passing era. Stuart Washington reports. It bears the fancy name ”industrial estate” but there’s nothing fancy about the light industry in Revesby. … Continue reading

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Researchers Want To Super Stimulate Our Immune Systems With A Universal Flu Vaccine

Dave Mihalovic Prevent Disease The population is getting wise to the ineffectiveness of flu shots and both public health agencies and the medical community itself know it. The numbers and complacency rates speak for themselves. So the pseudoscientists at Vaccine … Continue reading

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Killer flu doctors: US censorship is a danger to science

Source: Independent Dutch lab that created deadly bird flu virus attacks America for redacting its research. America should not be allowed to dominate the debate over who controls sensitive scientific information that could be misused in biowarfare terrorism, say the … Continue reading

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Australian jobs on the move to NZ

Madeleine Heffernan Sydney Morning Herald HUNDREDS of Australian jobs have been shifted to New Zealand as local producers try to avoid the impact of high wages, a soaring Australian dollar and restrictive labour laws. Woolworths is the latest to transfer … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Broccoli Coming To a Grocery Near You

Source: Prevent Disease Genetically modified strains of broccoli have been launched in UK supermarkets as a testing ground before they are inevitably introduced into the United States, Canada and Australia. The new broccoli, brought to market under the name Beneforte, … Continue reading

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“Synthetic Life?” The New Industrial Revolution? (Bioethics Seminar)

Hastings Centre Will biological engineering usher in a new industrial revolution? Gregory Kaebnick, a research scholar at The Hastings Center, leads a bioethics seminar on synthetic biology. What is it? Where might it lead? What ethical questions does it raise?

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NSA’s huge new $2bn spy center will be used to snoop on ordinary Americans, warn experts

Daily Mail Reporter Daily Mail The National Security Agency is facing claims that its new spy centre in Utah will have the power to monitor ordinary Americans. Intelligence expert James Bamford recently interviewed a whistleblower who claimed that the NSA … Continue reading

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Children who develop asthma have lung function deficits as neonates

Nathaniel Dunford EurekAlert Children who develop asthma by age seven have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates, a new study from researchers in Denmark suggests. “Previous research on the relationship between neonatal lung function and the … Continue reading

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