Biotechnology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24180/all en UPDATE 1-US high court won't review federal embryonic stem cell funds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-us-high-court-wont-review-federal-embryonic-stem-cell- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>By Terry Baynes</p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused<br /> to review a challenge to federal funding of human embryonic stem<br /> cell research brought by two researchers who said the U.S.<br /> National Institutes of Health rules on such studies violate<br /> federal law.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-us-high-court-wont-review-federal-embryonic-stem-cell-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adult stem cell Biology Biotechnology Business Cloning Controversies Embryonic stem cell Hospitality Law National Institutes of Health Person Career Person Location Politics Quotation Stem cell Stem cell controversy Stem cell laws and policy in the United States Stem cells Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731560 at http://www.globalpost.com China's thirst for Australian wines golden - for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/chinas-thirst-australian-wines-golden-now <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pauline Askin</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 29 (Reuters) - China's growing thirst for Australian wines may be a golden ticket for now, but whether demand will last remains unknown even as vintages from Down Under gain new fans amid a surge of growth in broader Asia.</p> <p>Australian bottled wine exports to China soared by 15 percent year on year in 2012, according to official data, bolstered by a sales push targeting the country's wealthy drinkers and making Australia the top overseas market for wines priced at more than A$7.50 ($7.90) a litre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/chinas-thirst-australian-wines-golden-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian wine Biotechnology Human Interest Politics Wine Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740944 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan researchers close in on stem cell trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/japan-researchers-close-stem-cell-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Researchers in Japan have moved one step closer to clinical trials using adult stem cells in a therapy they hope will prove a cure for common sight problems, an official said Thursday.</p> <p>The ethics committee at the Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation in Kobe, west Japan, on Wednesday approved a trial treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/japan-researchers-close-stem-cell-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Biotechnology Stem cells AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:25:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755960 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan policeman killed in new anti-polio attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/pakistan-policeman-killed-new-anti-polio-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Pakistani policeman was shot dead Tuesday while protecting a polio vaccination team, police said, bringing the death toll in such attacks to 20 since December.</p> <p>No one has claimed responsibility for the killings. But the umbrella Taliban faction last year banned polio vaccinations in the tribal region of Waziristan, alleging the campaign was a cover for espionage.</p> <p>Rumours about vaccines being a plot to sterilise Muslims have also dogged efforts to tackle the highly infectious disease.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/pakistan-policeman-killed-new-anti-polio-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Biotechnology policeman Vaccination AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:16:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766781 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's oldest wine merchant puts new Chinese wine on sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/britains-oldest-wine-merchant-puts-new-chinese-wine-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Belinda Goldsmith</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's oldest wine merchant is giving its official stamp of approval to Chinese wine by stocking four wines produced in China from European grapes, a production shift which could help China muscle into the world wine market.</p> <p>Berry Bros. &amp; Rudd, which dates back 314 years and is a supplier to the royal family, said it was the first major British retailer to put Chinese wines on sale alongside some of the world's finest wines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/britains-oldest-wine-merchant-puts-new-chinese-wine-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Wine Wine in China Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:46:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788923 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican prepares for adult stem cell conference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/vatican-prepares-adult-stem-cell-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vatican on Thursday will organise a conference to promote adult stem cell research as an alternative to research using destroyed human embryos, which is considered by the Roman Catholic Church as deeply unethical and less effective.</p> <p>Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture, at a briefing on Tuesday said several leading world scientists would attend including Britain's John Gurdon, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/vatican-prepares-adult-stem-cell-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Biotechnology Roman Curia Technology AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807410 at http://www.globalpost.com Government moving to regulate stem cell therapy in the Bahamas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/government-moving-regulate-stem-cell-therapy-the-bahamas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Bahamas government says it is moving to regulate stem research in the country indicating that it is fully aware of the concerns raised in the public domain.</p><P>Prime Minister Perry Christie, who piloted legislation on the issue as well as proposed regulations to implement the Act, told legislators that the authorities had commissioned a task force to study the matter.</p><P>“The task force issued a thorough and thoughtful report summarising the current state of stem cell science and of ethical debate regarding related controversial issues,” he said, adding that his administration ha</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/government-moving-regulate-stem-cell-therapy-the-bahamas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Biotechnology Business Stem cells Technology Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:48:17 +0000 Asianet 5816699 at http://www.globalpost.com Rising alcohol levels give wine lovers a headache http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/rising-alcohol-levels-give-wine-lovers-a-headache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Do those New World Cabernets and Zinfandels make your head spin? Fed up with having to stop drinking after just one glass?</p> <p>Plenty of wine lovers around the world will have noticed their favourite tipples are getting stronger, and many of them are unhappy about the hangovers that come with increased alcohol levels.</p> <p>But it seems they have only themselves to blame as experts say that changing consumer tastes are mainly responsible for driving the trend.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/rising-alcohol-levels-give-wine-lovers-a-headache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Disaster Environment Health Labor Oenology Social Issues Technology Weather Wine AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 03:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829607 at http://www.globalpost.com Global wine-makers go for gold in Slovakia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/global-wine-makers-go-gold-slovakia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) wine competition kicked off in Slovakia on Friday, making it the first Central European country to host one of the world's top five wine contests.</p> <p>The talents of 305 connoisseurs will be tested by 8,168 wines from 50 countries during the three-day event in this quaint capital.</p> <p>An EU member since 2004, Slovakia is pinning its own hopes on 214 domestic wines that are quickly earning a global reputation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/global-wine-makers-go-gold-slovakia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Wine Wine tasting AFP Fri, 10 May 2013 18:45:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835134 at http://www.globalpost.com Global wine-makers go for gold in Slovakia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130510/global-wine-makers-go-gold-slovakia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) wine competition kicked off in Slovakia on Friday, making it the first Central European country to host one of the world's top five wine contests.</p> <p>The talents of 305 connoisseurs will be tested by 8,168 wines from 50 countries during the three-day event in this quaint capital.</p> <p>An EU member since 2004, Slovakia is pinning its own hopes on 214 domestic wines that are quickly earning a global reputation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130510/global-wine-makers-go-gold-slovakia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Wine Wine tasting Well being Fri, 10 May 2013 21:00:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835251 at http://www.globalpost.com High-tech fabric 'sucks sweat' from your body http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130522/high-tech-fabric-sucks-sweat-your-body <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>While fitness fans have a range of technical moisture-wicking fabrics to choose from, scientists are creating something altogether different: a fabric that can "suck sweat" from the body and release it in the form of droplets, keeping you completely dry during your workouts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130522/high-tech-fabric-sucks-sweat-your-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Microfluidics Technology Well being Wed, 22 May 2013 05:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843451 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy approves law on controversial stem cell therapy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/italy-approves-law-controversial-stem-cell-therapy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian lawmakers on Wednesday gave their final approval to a law that allows limited use of a controversial type of stem cell therapy which has been condemned by many scientists but has given hope to families of terminally-ill children.</p> <p>The law gives the go-ahead for therapy being carried out by the Stamina Foundation on dozens of patients to continue, and allows for an 18-month period of clinical trials for the procedure, which had previously been blocked by Italian authorities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/italy-approves-law-controversial-stem-cell-therapy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Biotechnology Disaster Human Interest Stem cells Technology AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 10:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843607 at http://www.globalpost.com Little-known Slovak wines outsparkle global competitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130527/little-known-slovak-wines-outsparkle-global-competitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Deep shades of red and vermilion catch the light as connoisseurs raise their half-full glasses to examine the colour of the wine before sinking their noses in to inhale enticing aromas.</p> <p>A sip, a swish and a spit is a wine-tasting ritual at prestigious competitions the world over. This May, it was performed on a grand scale in Central Europe for the first time as Slovakia played host to top-ranked wine competition, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB).</p> <p>Of late, little-known Slovak wines have been outsparkling even their venerable French cousins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130527/little-known-slovak-wines-outsparkle-global-competitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Food and drink Wine Tourism Tue, 28 May 2013 03:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847177 at http://www.globalpost.com Little-known Slovak wines outsparkle global competitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130528/little-known-slovak-wines-outsparkle-global-competitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Deep shades of red and vermilion catch the light as connoisseurs raise their half-full glasses to examine the colour of the wine before sinking their noses in to inhale enticing aromas.</p> <p>A sip, a swish and a spit is a wine-tasting ritual at prestigious competitions the world over. This May, it was performed on a grand scale in Central Europe for the first time as Slovakia played host to top-ranked wine competition, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB).</p> <p>Of late, little-known Slovak wines have been outsparkling even their venerable French cousins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130528/little-known-slovak-wines-outsparkle-global-competitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Food and drink Wine Well being Tue, 28 May 2013 04:30:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847187 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian seeks world record for biggest wine-label collection, at 180,000 and counting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130606/canadian-seeks-world-record-biggest-wine-label-collection-at <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It would take more than four consecutive days to view every item in what just might be the world's largest wine-label collection.</p> <p>Toronto resident Alain Laliberte owns about 180,000 wine labels, carefully stored in 123 shoeboxes. He has contacted the Guinness World Records because he is confident that he has enough to break the current high of 16,349 labels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130606/canadian-seeks-world-record-biggest-wine-label-collection-at" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alain Laliberte Biotechnology French wine Human Interest Wine The Canadian Press Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:46:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5851995 at http://www.globalpost.com