Coalition of leading scientists claim ferret experiments could lead to a pandemic
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Monday 05 December 2011
Scotland's chief scientific adviser has been appointed to a similar, newly created, post in the European Commission.
Monday 22 August 2011
The fossilised remains of the oldest known lifeforms on Earth have been discovered in samples of rock collected near a remote watering hole in the middle of the Australian Outback.
Friday 08 July 2011
Scientists have found 1,400 strains of bacteria lurking in human belly buttons. The discovery was made during a study in which 95 volunteers allowed a team of microbiologists to gaze at their navels and take swabs from inside their belly buttons.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
At a time when retailers fall over themselves to assure customers that their food is fresh and locally-sourced, one company has bucked the trend by offering a "gas-flushed" sandwich with a two-week shelf life.
Friday 03 June 2011
Monday 23 May 2011
A stomach bug that causes ulcers may help to trigger Parkinson's disease, research suggests.
Monday 21 March 2011
Wednesday 05 January 2011
It was one of Nasa's most intriguing messages: an invitation to a briefing where it would "discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for extraterrestrial life". The event held on 2 December at Nasa's headquarters in Washington led to headlines around the world, including The Independent's "Science grapples with the concept that alien life may be among us".
Monday 06 December 2010
Professor Frank Fenner, who died on 22 November at the age of 95, was an Australian microbiologist who led the way in eradicating smallpox. He was also celebrated for his work on the myxoma virus which helped in the suppression of the wild rabbit populations in Australia in the early 1950s.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Cockroaches have long been regarded as an unwanted pest but in fact they could hold the secret to treating the most resilient of superbugs, scientists said today.
Monday 02 August 2010
The genes of common bacteria could yield a "treasure trove" of therapeutic drugs to combat the growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria, a leading scientist said yesterday.
Monday 19 April 2010
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Thursday 04 March 2010
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