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Maggie Fox

Maggie Fox

    At 6 000 years old, wine press is oldest yet found
    At 6 000 years old, wine press is oldest yet found
    Archeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about...
    Groups moving forward to develop Aids gel
    Groups moving forward to develop Aids gel
    Groups developing a gel to protect women from HIV/Aids say they are moving ahead to develop the product that was hailed as "groundbreaking" after a...
    Stem cells, obesity finding lead Nobel predictions
    Stem cells, obesity finding lead Nobel predictions
    Researchers who discovered stem cells and the appetite hormone leptin, who proposed that dark energy is helping the universe expand and who...
    Future of Aids gels may lie in drugs
    Future of Aids gels may lie in drugs
    The quest for a cream or gel to prevent Aids infection has narrowed to using powerful HIV pills that are already on the market, scientists say.
    Review confirms Aids vaccine may have worked
    Review confirms Aids vaccine may have worked
    Doctors who surprised the world of Aids research with a study showing a vaccine prevented some HIV infections released details of their findings on...
    WHO: New flu 'unstoppable', calls for vaccine
    WHO: New flu 'unstoppable', calls for vaccine
    Saying the new H1N1 virus is "unstoppable", the World Health Organisation gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the...
    US officials: Flu outbreak 'on the upswing'
    US officials: Flu outbreak 'on the upswing'
    United States health officials warned of worsening outbreaks of the new H1N1 flu, and a top global health official predicted up to a third of the...
    New Aids vaccine blueprint calls for more focus
    New Aids vaccine blueprint calls for more focus
    HIV/Aids vaccine researchers should move to smaller, more focused trials and dump any vaccines that do not show strong promise, the International...
    US Senator Kennedy has malignant brain tumour
    US Senator Kennedy has malignant brain tumour
    Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, the brother of assassinated president John F Kennedy and the elder statesman of American liberal politics,...
    Nanotechnology makes clean, efficient conductor
    Nanotechnology makes clean, efficient conductor
    By crushing a widely used semiconductor into nanoparticles, researchers said on Thursday they have created a compound that could lead to cleaner,...
    New method finds networks of genes behind obesity
    New method finds networks of genes behind obesity
    Overeating disrupts entire networks of genes in the body, causing not only obesity, but diabetes and heart disease, in ways that may be possible to...
    UN slashes Aids estimates
    UN slashes Aids estimates
    The United Nations has slashed its estimates of how many people are infected with HIV/Aids, from nearly 40-million to 33-million.