Saturday, June 10, 2006

This Week in Science


25 years of AIDS this week. NYT,, Der Spiegel

AIDS vaccine trial in monkeys shows promise. Reuters, WP (Scroll down)

Harvard and UCSF to produce human stem cells from cloned embryos using private funds. NYT, WP, Reuters,, ScienceNOW

FDA approves cervical cancer vaccine. WP, NYT, BBC, CNN, CBC, Science, LAT, AP, AP

Gates Foundation to fund cervical cancer vaccination for poor countries. Reuters

New drugs for breast cancer. AP, BBC

New kidney cancer drugs. AP, Reuters

Genetic analysis of breast cancer can be used to tailor treatment to the individual. LAT

New drug can significantly delay breast cancer. AP

Young black women with breast cancer are more likely to have an especially lethal form of the disease. AP, NYT

Wendy'’s to use non-hydrogenated cooking oil (i.e. much less trans-fat). AP, AP

Congressional advisory committee recommends universal health care. AP, AP

Patients receiving Medicaid will need to show proof of citizenship. AP

Sperm quality decreases as men age. CBC, AP, Reuters, NYT,, Nature

FDA to allow banned multiple sclerosis drug under restricted program. AP, Reuters

Congress subcommittee approves weak budget for NIH (again). ScienceNOW, AP, AP

RNAi to be tested as treatment for age-related macular degeneration. Nature

Indonesian earthquake survivors are at risk for bird flu. AP

New bird flu outbreak in China. BBC

The bear is back in Germany. Der Spiegel

Special trap flown in from Denver to catch rogue German bear. Der Spiegel

Scientists discover dwarf dinosaur. CBC, Reuters, BBC,, NG, AP, AP, WP

Microsoft is letting anyone download the beta version of the new Vista OS. BBC

House looks to open cable TV competition to phone companies. WP, NYT, LAT, Reuters, AP, AP

New type of sensors may allow robots to "feel"”. Reuters,, ScienceNOW, NG, BBC, Nature

Australian rocks may hold evidence of some of the earliest life on earth. Reuters, BBC,, NG, WP, AP, AP

DNA extracted from 100,000 year old Neanderthal tooth. BBC

Results from cloned mule race. Reuters, AP

3 armed baby to have surgery. BBC

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