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John Fenn: Nobel Prize-winner whose work speeded up research into new drugs

John Fenn was a Nobel Prize-winner in chemistry whose work in the field of Biomolecular Technologies helped increase the speed and development of new drugs. Fenn was in his 70s when his research made possible the rapid analysis of the structure of proteins and other biomolecules through mass spectrometry. The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said in its citation for the 2002 Nobel Prize, "The possibility of analysing proteins in detail has led to increased understanding of the processes of life."

Premier sells off its meat-free brands

The Hovis to Mr Kipling company Premier Foods has sold its meat-free brands Quorn and Cauldron to a private equity consortium for £205m.

Happy meals for winter blues

Got a case of the winter blues? Eating the right food can help give your mood a boost, says Alice-Azania Jarvis

Quorn attracts two potential buyers

Premier foods has confirmed it is in advanced talks with two parties over the sale of Quorn, its meat-free food range. A statement by the Hovis-to-Mr Kipling maker follows speculation that named Swiss food giant Nestlé as a frontrunner in the auction, which could value Quorn at more than £200m.

The man who taught Britain to talk turkey

Loved by many but by no means all, Bernard Matthews has died. Cahal Milmo marks the end of a 'bootiful', and controversial, life

Finally, largest ever study finds formula for lasting weight loss

As every dieter knows, losing weight is the simple bit. Keeping it off is the real challenge.

Mistletoe: The next sprig thing

It's almost time to get the mistletoe out again – but there's so much more to this plant than meets the eye, says Samuel Muston

Elderly meals get healthy dose of nutrition advice

The quality of meals served to old people is set to improve – at least that is the aim of guidelines published today. They advise how many calories each meal should contain as well as advice on key ingredients, such as fruit and vegetables, salads and protein.

It pays <u>not</u> to cultivate GM crops, survey finds

The first economic analysis of growing genetically modified crops on a wide scale has found that the biggest winners were the farmers who decided not to grow them.

GM maize 'has polluted rivers across the United States'

An insecticide used in genetically modified (GM) crops grown extensively in the United States and other parts of the world has leached into the water of the surrounding environment.

Meat back on menu for animal feed 20 years after BSE crisis

Meat could once again be fed to animals under plans to relax rules introduced to prevent the transmission of BSE more than 20 years after the emergence of "mad cow disease" caused a public health and political crisis.

There will be blood

The most precious liquid in the world is spilled every day on battlefields and in operating theatres. So creating a synthetic version in the lab is more vital than ever, says Roger Dobson

Splice, Vincenzo Natali, 104 mins (15)

Wit, satire and a good dose of Freud permeate this relishable sci-fi horror about two Frankenstein scientists and their eerily expressive hybrid child

Leading article: Grubby ideas

It could give a whole new meaning to the phrase "grub's up". As population growth threatens to outstrip the planet's capacity to produce sufficient quantities of food, some scientists are recommending that we replace meat in our diet with bugs.

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