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  1. biotechnology

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... in biotechnology and its constituent subject areas. The Institute of Biotechnology, set up in 1988, focuses on multidisciplinary research and aims to transfer advances in biological science to industry. ... MIT's biological engineering division brings together engineering techniques with the data from genomics. Its aims are to advance understanding of how biological systems operate and to develop ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Transgenics goes wild for luminous critters

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson This week's subject is a superman with the eyes of a hawk, the smile of a dolphin and the translucent skin of a jellyfish. So what is new? Well, one day this could actually be true, thanks to the rise of transgenics. Transgenics means fo ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Biotech firms fear US court's DNA ruling

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... relied on patents on preparations of DNA molecules and other biological chemicals in order to bring innovative, socially beneficial products to the marketplace," he said, calling the United ...

  5. The cloning controversy

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How would you feel if there was a person who looked and behaved exactly like you? If some scientists have their way, this actually could happen. Fortunately, until now they have not been able to do it, but I am worried one day they will. Some people say h ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong doctors hope stem cell treatment will ease boy's pain

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Hospital's burns centre to develop a biological treatment using stem cells in the hope of giving him some relief from the painful blisters that cover his whole body due to the outer and inner layers ... to ensure they are safe to use clinically." The new stem cells will be incorporated into a biological dressing. If successful, it should improve the skin's capacity to connect ...

  7. Dinosaur thinking is no match for gene geniuses

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Edinburgh scientists announced the successful cloning of Dolly the sheep more than a decade ago, people around the world were amazed and concerned. They knew, instinctively, that something morally problematic had just happened. Something similar happ ...

  8. Stem-cell pioneer back to work

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung A leading geneticist has said he will resume research on stem cells following a self-imposed moratorium. The announcement comes just days before the United Nations is scheduled to take a vote on the highly sensitive subject of human clonin ...

  9. Centre warns of health risk in fermented food

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Centre for Food Safety has reminded the public to avoid overindulgence in fermented foods to reduce intake of urethane, which may cause cancer, after the chemical was found in more than 70 per cent of samples. It also said the chemical woul ...

  10. Skeyndor facial at Glow salon

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janelle Carrigan lifestyle@scmp.com The beauty industry is a seemingly complex maze of products, practices and promises. Without engaging a team of experts to monitor subcutaneous changes, most of us have to resort to simply looking in the mirror to see i ...




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