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World 03 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Two U.S. scientists win Nobel for 'gene silencing'

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Americans Andrew Fire and Craig Mello won the 2006 Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of how to switch off genes, a potential road to new treatments for diseases from AIDS to blindness and cancer.

World 02 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Nobel-winning technology already an industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - RNA interference, whose discovery brought Americans Andrew Fire and Craig Mello the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday, is one of the hottest new areas of biotechnology and has spawned its own mini-industry.

World 17 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Lasker awards honor DNA, psychological discoveries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three researchers who discovered telomerase, an enzyme key to aging and cancer, one who founded the field of cell biology and another who invented an important psychological treatment called cognitive therapy won the 2006 Lasker Awards for medical research on Saturday.

Nation 02 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Not enough for healthcare, say health bodies

THE increase in the healthcare budget do not commensurate with the rise in healthcare operating costs, Malaysian Medical Association president Datuk Dr Teoh Siang Chin said.

Nation 20 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

New KL HIV strain in poster

The journey of identifying a HIV strain unique to Malaysia, which started two years ago, has earned Tee Kok Keng a'bonus' of having a poster of his research presented at the XVI International AIDS Conference here.

World 03 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - Lifespans soon to be decades longer - expert

LONDON (Reuters) - The science of anti-ageing is likely to achieve major breakthroughs in coming decades that will sharply increase life expectancy, a leading British academic predicts.

World 03 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - Lifespans soon to be decades longer - expert

LONDON (Reuters) - The science of anti-ageing is likely to achieve major breakthroughs in coming decades that will sharply increase life expectancy, a leading British academic predicts.

World 30 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Blair seeks link with Calif stem cell research

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Britain is seeking to promote links between stem cell researchers in Britain and California, two leaders in the field, during a visit to the state this week by British Prime Minister Tony Blair,

World 20 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Gates spends $287 million on new AIDS vaccine push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced $287 million in grants on Wednesday to create an international network of 16 labs to try new approaches to making a vaccine against AIDS.

World 19 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Senate to pass stem cell bill, Bush set to veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative anti-abortion senators were split on Tuesday ahead of a vote on a stem cell research bill that appears destined to draw the first veto of George W. Bush's presidency.