Science News Archive - November 15, 2005

LONDON (Reuters) - Gene therapy to block the blood supply to tumors could provide a promising new strategy for treating pancreatic cancer, Chinese scientists said on Tuesday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Mothers who breast-feed their children may help to protect them from developing celiac disease, an intolerance to a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, scientists said on Tuesday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - For sale: acre plots, great Earth views, low gravity, moonrock-bottom prices, about as away from it all as you can get.

By Katherine Calos Lake Anna has a golden distinction that sets it apart from other state parks. It once was a gold mine. Park guests still can pan for gold during park ranger programs, when buckets of river sand are brought to the visitor center for demonstrations.

Generating electricity using the heat of ancient rocks buried deep below the red sands of the Australian outback? Spurred by high commodity prices and a drive to reduce Australia's reliance on coal, several companies are looking to harness hot rock temperatures of up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit to unleash green energy.


Rich nations are scouring the globe for greenhouse gas credits to help them meet climate change targets, but red tape in one of the Kyoto Protocol's main markets is hampering their search.

Regulatory agencies will be needed to oversee the use of stem cells when current experimental therapies are ready to be tested in humans, scientists said on Tuesday.


Look around a crowd, and you'll see that lots of middle-aged men are losing their hair. As Baby Boomers, they have every right to demand, What is science doing about this? Quite a bit, it turns out. British and American companies are testing a process called hair cloning.

PARIS (Reuters) - France plans to boost the use of solar power with cash incentives and to hit motorists with higher taxes on the worst polluting cars as it beefs up the fight against global warming.

A technology for capturing carbon dioxide in oil fields could have the same impact on the environment as removing millions of cars from roads, U.S. energy officials said on Tuesday.

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