Archive: 27/03/2006

Avian culling doesn't stop bird flu

At least 29 nations have reported initial cases of avian influenza during the past seven weeks, reflecting the ineffectiveness of bird culling.

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Oceanographer Sees 'Oceans of Trouble'

Over the past three years, two distinguished panels - the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission - released major reports that found our oceans and coasts in serious trouble. Like the 9/11 Commission, ...

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Clues to African archaeology found in lead isotopes

Microscopic specs of lead are offering clues about the enormous cultural changes that swept across northern Africa a thousand years ago. At The University of Arizona in Tucson, a young archaeologist is analyzing lead traces ...

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Inducing melanoma for cancer vaccine development

Cancer vaccines are being investigated in early-phase clinical trials around the world, with many of those trials recruiting patients with melanoma. Although tumor regressions have been seen in 10% to 20% of patients with ...

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Wolf to be honored for science, tech work

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., will be honored with an award for contributions in science, engineering and technology. Wolf will receive the 2006 George E. Brown Jr. Award for his leadership in the field on March 28 during ...

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Idol goes Underground with online contest

As the fifth season of American Idol wraps up on television, Web site American Idol Underground is just beginning its Big Push contest, where unknown artists compete and get judged by online listeners.

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