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  1. Resurrecting a mammoth gift

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the 'unselfish' extinct mammoth may help us again. First of all let's ask: how could these 'elephants' survive the cold? They had a woolly coat. But this is not enough to help them survive ... the DNA found in a bone. To compare the pre-historic haemoglobin with that of modern elephants, the scientists used fragmented DNA sequences from three different 25,000- to 43,000-year-old ...

  2. Telling it straight

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am

    ... it is used to anaesthetise an elephant and it is not supposed to be taken by human beings; imagine a person eating dog food? Leon Lai Ming sends his convoluted anti-drugs message to local youngsters ...

  3. Cells and computers yet to offer alternative to animal testing

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... willing volunteers to take part in drug trials- sometimes with disastrous results. In the 'Elephant Man' case in Britain in 2006, a man's head swelled up to twice its size and other ...

  4. Purely medicinal

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of the researchers present in San Jose this week, the biggest elephant in the room is the subject of altered consciousness. When you start talking about using psychedelic drugs to treat depression, anxiety ...

  5. Wake-up call

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... if the intention is to reduce duty hours but maintain the same staffing level: this requires a transition to a shift system, and requires special safeguards for patient handover. The elephant in the room, ...

  6. Canines to the rescue

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... There are Dr Cats, Dr Horses, Dr Elephants, Dr Birds, Dr Dolphins, Dr Rabbits, Dr Lizards, Dr Hamsters and other pets who visit the sick and the handicapped. Using animals to help make people better ...

  7. Flesh-eating bacteria infection puts man on critical list

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department are investigating. On Thursday the Golden Elephant Thai Restaurant in Times Square closed temporarily after 21 people came down with food poisoning ...

  8. The fascinating world of very little things

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... if you were to shrink an elephant and keep shrinking it until at some point it suddenly turns into a lion. With substances behaving magically at this size, endless opportunities have been created ...

  9. Cause for a rethink on how we learn

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... elephant and whale brains are bigger ...

  10. Doctors criticise Hospital Authority's handling of Sars

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... doctor, said the authority, which manages all 40 public hospitals across Hong Kong, was a 'white elephant without proper supervision'. 'The findings have shown the no-confidence ...




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