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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai surrogate mum wants healthy twin back amid reports biological father is convicted paedophile

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sri Racha Woman says she was shocked by reports biological father is a convicted paedophile Thai surrogate mother wants healthy twin back A Thai surrogate mother left with a Down's syndrome baby who was abandoned by his Australian parents said yesterday that she would be happy to have the baby's healthy twin returned, after reports the biological father ...

  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    US scientists use gene therapy to create biological heart pacemaker

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Research using hearts of sick pigs marks major advance in developing a biological alternative to electronic devices commonly fitted in humans Scientists use gene as heart pacemaker No batteries required: scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changes ordinary cardiac cells into a special ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Handling stress: a biological view

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari life@scmp.com Handling stress: a biological view Results of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams were released last week. Whether ... and why are others paralysed by it? IGCSE students who have studied enzymes and genes in biology will understand the significance of the enzyme Catechol-O-Methytransferase (COMT) as a major step ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY LEAGUE

    New 'biological passport' tests to detect signs of doping

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse 'Biological passport' to track doping Australia's National Rugby League will introduce new "biological passport" drug tests that can spot the signs of doping even after chemicals have left an athlete's body. The Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programme was developed during last year's London Olympics to detect Human ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Harlequin ladybird shows dangers of alien species as biological control

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... with harsh chemical pesticides. It is a prime example of an environmentally friendly agricultural practice known as biological control. But one particular ladybird- the harlequin, or Harmonia ... The findings offer a cautionary tale for biological control. Vogel said: "You should think twice before you introduce an alien species into a new, even if it's for a good reason." ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Biological clock ticks 45 for Aaron Kwok

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen A belated 'Happy Birthday' to Aaron Kwok Fu-shing- the unbelievably young-looking Canto-pop and film star and the only one of the 'four heavenly kings' of Canto-pop who's not yet tied the knot. Kwok (pictured), wh ...

  8. Group warns on biology guideline

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... stock' by condoning the teaching of creationism in biology lessons. The group was launched on Facebook in February after four leading scientists accused the Education Bureau of tacitly encouraging schools to promote creationism in biology through its guidelines on teaching evolution. More than 350 people have already joined the group, whose leaders are urging the Legislative ...

  9. Scientists urge excluding God from biology

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Guidelines on creationism criticised Leading Hong Kong scientists have criticised the Education Bureau for tacitly encouraging schools to promote creationism in biology lessons through its guidelines on teaching evolution. Four senior scientists are calling for guidance on biology teaching in the new senior secondary curriculum launched next September to be upgraded ...

  10. US stint an eye-opener for biology researcher

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis EIGHT WEEKS AT at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Massachusetts provided University of Science and Technology (HKUST) postgraduate biology student Chris ... Cheung. As one of three biology postgraduate students who joined the pioneer Hong Kong Joint Universities Summer Teaching Laboratory (JUSTL) programme last summer, Ms Cheung said the eight-week ...




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