From today's UK papers

January 19, 2001


The government will issue advice to shareholders in drug companies to prevent animal rights activists obtaining information about their identities. 

The role of employers in the overhaul of training has been strengthened after the government said it would invest £45 million in reforming national training organisations. 


Space technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to track satellites is to be targeted at breast cancer in a breakthrough that could save thousands of women from surgery and chemotherapy.


Almost all pharmaceuticals must be tested on animals before the government and the European Commission will grant a licence for their sale to humans.


The Royal Bank of Scotland appears likely to give Huntingdon Life Sciences a few more days to complete attempts to find new backers as the government intensified its commitment to keeping open the controversial animal-testing laboratory targeted by protesters. ( FT , Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times , Guardian )

Plant-based drugs company Phytopharm has disappointed dozens of City stockbrokers and traders by admitting its cure for baldness, which has been on trial in London’s Square Mile, does not work. ( FT , Guardian , Independent , Times )

Scientists at Harvard claim they have brought a ray of light to a dead stop and then started it again - which could one day pay off in incredible computing speeds and power. ( Guardian , Times )

Girls have overtaken boys at school because exams have been feminised, Madsen Pirie, president of the Adam Smith Institute says. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph ).


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