US House science committee warns IARC it 'may reconsider taxpayer funding'

US House science committee warns IARC it ‘may reconsider taxpayer funding’

U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday [Dec. 8] that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency ...
Insecticide resistance threatens to derail malaria control in Africa

Insecticide resistance threatens to derail malaria control in Africa

The largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found their ability to resist insecticides is evolving rapidly and spreading across Africa, ...
Large long-term farm study finds no statistically significant cancer link to glyphosate herbicide

Large long-term farm study finds no statistically significant cancer link to glyphosate herbicide

A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has ...
Two US Congressional committees ask IARC cancer agency to testify, citing 'scientific integrity' concerns

Two US Congressional committees ask IARC cancer agency to testify, citing ‘scientific integrity’ concerns

Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization’s cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work ...
IARC bombshell: WHO cancer agency 'edited out' draft findings glyphosate non-carcinogenic

IARC bombshell: WHO cancer agency ‘edited out’ draft findings glyphosate non-carcinogenic

The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate ...
Did the National Cancer Institute withhold data showing no links between glyphosate and cancer?

Did the National Cancer Institute withhold data showing no links between glyphosate and cancer?

The chairman of a congressional committee has asked the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explain why its National ...
IARC glyphosate bombshell: Scientist who lead review of herbicide withheld data showing no cancer link

IARC glyphosate bombshell: Scientist who lead review of herbicide withheld data showing no cancer link

When Aaron Blair sat down to chair a week-long meeting of 17 specialists at the International Agency for Research on ...
EU food safety chief: Critics of glyphosate safety finding are 'playing politics', undermining science

EU food safety chief: Critics of glyphosate safety finding are ‘playing politics’, undermining science

Politicians who attack the EU agency that ruled the weedkiller glyphosate probably does not cause cancer are in danger of ...
New EU independent herbicide glyphosate study shows no toxic effects or genetic changes

New EU independent herbicide glyphosate study shows no toxic effects or genetic changes

Results of a new animal study into possible health risks of the weedkiller glyphosate will be published in time to ...
WHO's cancer agency claims "transparency", moves to block glyphosate Freedom of Information requests

WHO’s cancer agency claims “transparency”, moves to block glyphosate Freedom of Information requests

The World Health Organization's cancer agency [IARC]--which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens--advised academic experts ... who worked ...
Long-term study suggests small link between neonicotinoids, wild bee declines

Long-term study suggests small link between neonicotinoids, wild bee declines

Wild bees that forage from oilseed rape crops treated with. . . neonicotinoids are more likely to undergo long-term population ...
Contradicting IARC, World Health Organization says glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

Contradicting IARC, World Health Organization says glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The pesticide glyphosate. ...
Investigation: Scientists say IARC's cancer classifications on chemicals, food scare consumers

Investigation: Scientists say IARC’s cancer classifications on chemicals, food scare consumers

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over four decades, a ...

GM mosquitoes, bacteria get WHO backing to fight Zika

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The World Health Organization ...

Ongoing lack of MERS vaccine inexcusable as virus spreads in South Korea

Three years after the mysterious MERS virus first emerged in humans, scientists and drugmakers say there is no excuse for ...

Papua New Guinea community shows genetic resistance to mad cow, other brain conditions

Research involving a former brain-eating tribe from Papua New Guinea is helping scientists better understand mad cow disease and other so-called prion ...

Typhoid fever threat growing as antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreads

An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, ...

Ebola crisis raises dilemma over releasing vaccines without usual evaluation

Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in ...

GM mosquitoes produce only male offspring, eliminating entire populations in six generations

Scientists have found a way of genetically modifying mosquitoes to produce sperm that only creates males, offering a potential fresh ...

UK panel supports first genetically modified human embryos

A British expert scientific panel gave its backing on Tuesday to potential new 3-way fertility treatments that would for the ...

Environment, genes equally at play in autism

Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in leading to autism, as big a factor as genes, according to ...

British scientists urge Europe to revamp GMO regulation

Europe’s stringent regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops has no rational basis and should be revamped to allow countries who ...
Smartphone game seeks to cure cancer

Smartphone game seeks to cure cancer

Crowd-sourcing and video games come together in the fight against cancer as researchers release a game which will allow smartphone ...

Gene swapping makes new China bird flu a moving target

The following is an excerpt. A new bird flu virus that has killed 13 people in China is still evolving, ...
Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired with injected substances that switch off ...

Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding

Leading scientists, biomedical research bodies and patient groups urged the European Parliament on Friday to maintain vital European Union funding ...