A Parliamentary investigation has begun into the risk of hospitals spreading the human form of “mad cow” disease as a result of failing to detect the infective agent responsible for the variant form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in tissue donations and on surgical instruments.
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Friday 28 January 2011
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."
Tuesday 25 January 2011
The Hovis to Mr Kipling company Premier Foods has sold its meat-free brands Quorn and Cauldron to a private equity consortium for £205m.
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Saturday 04 December 2010
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.
Saturday 27 November 2010
Thursday 25 November 2010
As every dieter knows, losing weight is the simple bit. Keeping it off is the real challenge.
Monday 22 November 2010
Monday 11 October 2010
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.
Friday 08 October 2010
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.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
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.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
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.
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