It will be difficult – but not impossible – to detect the chemical breakdown products of any nerve agents that may have been used in the Damascus attack, but access to the victims could be critical in proving the illicit use of chemical weapons.
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Monday 07 March 2011
Alberto Granado was the young doctor who accompanied his fellow Argentinian and childhood pal Ernesto “Che” Guevara on an idealistic motorcycle odyssey through South America in the early 1950s.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Early data from the 1,000 Genomes Project, an international effort to build a detailed map of human genetic variation, is already offering new clues about human disease, including why some people are more severely affected by disease than others.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Sunday 05 September 2010
Thursday 12 August 2010
The number of state schools considering ditching GCSEs in favour of an exam based on traditional O-level principles which eschews coursework in favour of traditional end-of-term testing has tripled in the past couple of months.
Sunday 25 July 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
Thursday 08 April 2010
I'm sitting at the back of a small classroom in the London centre for Kaplan, hoping my incipient flu will be an excuse for lacklustre participation. The US exam prep company is a little piece of America nestled alongside the National Portrait Galley. It's all bustling fresh-faced women and computer terminals. I'm here to sit the introductory class with a small group of eager beavers who want to improve their lives by going to business school and are resigned to taking the Graduate Management Admission Test.
Monday 01 March 2010
Deadly therapy-resistant prostate cancer could be overcome with a treatment based on female hormones, research suggests.
Thursday 11 February 2010
Friday 06 November 2009
A US officer who killed 13 soldiers in a gun rampage at a Texas army base was being investigated for links to extremist websites, security sources said today.
Thursday 01 October 2009
A way to reverse ageing has been discovered which allows withered muscle to rebuild itself by turning back a “biological clock”.
Thursday 10 September 2009
Town dwellers are apt to think that wine-making is only for country people," wrote Isabella Beeton in the section on "home-made wines" in her Book of Household Management, "but wines can be made equally well in town, and the fruits or flowers picked on a day's excursion into the country can, with a little trouble, be turned into wine for future enjoyment."
Thursday 09 July 2009
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Robert Furchgott, who died on 19 May at the age of 92, was a Nobel Prize-winning pharmacologist whose work with the gas nitric oxide helped develop the anti-impotency drug Viagra.
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