Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Today in Science

EU commission says scientific journals should not be able to charge for articles funded by taxpayer money. Guardian

Iowa mumps outbreak reaches 815 cases. LAT

Health insurers are approaching monopoly status. WP

Brand name drug makers are working to keep generics from being sold. WP

Women should wait 18-60 months between pregnancies. WP, BBC, LAT

A case of the plague seen in LA. WP

Dermatologists say there is a skin cancer "epidemic"” in the US. CNN, Reuters

Toyota to sell ethanol cars by 2008. Reuters

Global warming is affecting remote Canadian islands. Reuters

Some schools do not want to enroll minorities for fear they will keep them from meeting "“No Child Left Behind"” standards WP, and some minority students' scores are not being reported. WP

Bird flu fears bolster idea of ban on antibiotic use in animals. CSM

China may be selling the organs of executed prisoners for transplant. BBC

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