From today's UK papers

November 10, 2000

FINANCIAL TIMES

Most of the new science centres, funded by the National Lottery through the Millennium Commission, are beating their attendance targets.

David Pilling writes that this week's High Court decision on Viagra does not open the way for generic versions of the pill but does shed light on the intellectual property battles of the future.

THE TIMES

The bacterium responsible for the Black Death, which killed up to 30 million people in Europe in the 14th century, has been identified by a team of scientists at the Mediterranean University in Marseilles.

MISCELLANY

Teenagers are set to benefit from a £600m education and training funding boost (all papers)

Many cases of dementia in elderly people could be prevented by taking statins, a class of drugs widely prescribed for heart patients to reduce levels of fat in the blood, according to a study from Boston University Medical School. (Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail)

Nearly all the men in Europe and the Middle East have descended from only 10 male ancestors, research from the University of Pavia in Italy says. (Guardian, Daily Telegraph)

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