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  1. New world order: biological science links patterns of economic behaviour

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... financial markets and institutions from the perspective of evolutionary biology rather than physics. He suggests that today's efficient market hypothesis models are not so much wrong ... to be mined and analysed. This is now made possible by the rise of super-fast computers and new mathematics of complexity. Biological scientists have long argued that biological organisms evolve ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DRUG TESTING

    Officials defend rigour of drug testing on former prison inmates

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Before court verdict on department's knowledge of falsification of samples, safeguards stressed Officials defend rigour of testing on former inmates Two correctional services officers told court they falsified u ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy gourmet

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... Andrea Oschetti healthpost@scmp.com Food for thought from a landwhere tradition is cherished Altomonte is a beautiful village in the Calabria region of southern Italy, and while its people may be poor they are also wise. "We make good food out of nec ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Putting Asia on alert as bioterrorism risk grows

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by JAIME YASSIF

    ... Jaime Yassif Jaime Yassif says better management of research is crucial given the potential for biological attack Putting Asia on alert as bioterrorism risk grows A global infectious ... It is essential not only to mitigate the consequences of a pandemic, but also- with respect to deliberate biological attacks- to minimise the likelihood that it will happen. An important yet ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini dies aged 103

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Rita Levi-Montalcini, who won Nobel Prize in 1986, was oldest living laureate Italy's 'Lady of Cells' dies, aged 103 Nobel medicine laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, a neurologist and developmental biologist, died ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists baffled but relieved after butterflies swarm Siu Lang Shui

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Watchers baffled but happy about big increase in insects visiting for winter, after two lean years Experts aflutter at butterflies' comeback Butterfly experts are baffled by the surge in seasonal visitors to the city� ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Beauty treatments can come with side effects

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The good, the bad, the ugly A good doctor will always assess a patient's health for any conditions that might put the patient at a higher risk during an aesthetic procedure, says Dr Walter King Wing-keung. For exa ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE EXPERTS NANCY CLARK

    Ask the Experts: Protein supplements

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by NANCY CLARK

    ... Q: I'm an athlete who takes protein supplements. I'd like to know whether all dietary protein sources are the same. What about supplements: whey versus soy versus casein? A: Different types of proteins are comprised of differing amounts of essen ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung Thwin healthpost@scmp.com The bugs that resisted arrest Madam Thila's health worsened dramatically after a fall at home. It left Thila (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) with acute subdural haematoma, or ble ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    More Hong Kong parents are paying the high cost of storing umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... have been used to cure a series of diseases including blood cancers, solid tumours, and immunodeficiency and metabolic disorders. Recently, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological ... of transplant treatment using the patient's own cord blood." In 2007, the American Academy of Paediatrics discouraged storing cord blood privately as "biological insurance" ...




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