From today's UK papers

January 8, 2001


Ministers should rescue the closure-threatened government laboratory at Daresbury in Cheshire, according to a confidential report.

Companies have welcomed guidelines issued by the United States Patent Office on the patenting of genes. Patents will only be issued where a clear use for the gene can be established.

The World Bank's private sector arm is providing finance to help put in place India's first programme of student loans.

John Quelch, dean of London Business School, is to step down from his post at the end of the academic year.

For the first time, Duke University in North Carolina is offering tuition to non-Duke students, with a live webcast of an MBA course.


Nearly one Briton in three is suffering from depression, according to a study conducted for the Mental Health Foundation by Thames Valley University, London.


Life scientists Sir John Sulston and Sir Christopher Evans, both knighted at the new year, have criticised the years of delay in building a £100 million "genome campus" in Cambridgeshire.


The threat of a smallpox epidemic caused by bioterrorism is so serious that the US is pouring money into universities to develop an antidote.


Forthcoming government guidelines will require public libraries to open evenings and Sundays for the benefit of students and working people ( Independent , Daily Mail ).


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