From today's UK papers

March 13, 2001

The Guardian

Hopes of a cure for Parkinson's disease by the implantation of foetal cells into the brain have been dashed after a trial of the technique, involving two US universities, found a number of patients were left with irreversible side effects.

Yale University is under growing student pressure to allow an Aids drug invented in its laboratories to be made affordable to millions of sufferers in developing countries.

Britain's top bosses are now more likely to be graduates of foreign universities than Oxford and Cambridge.

The first major survey shows that the new A-level curriculum is a hit with students in England and Wales.

The Independent

Evan Harris, the Liberal Democrat MP who attacked the government for interfering in the planning row over Oxford Business School, had intervened to support the project.

Daily Mail

Scientists at Stemcell Sciences in Australia have produced an embryo that was part human and part pig.

Daily Telegraph

The legendary Chinese weakness for opiates appears to exist, scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have said.

Miscellany

Babies introduced to solid food after the age of 10 months are more likely to be fussy eaters, according to research from Bristol University. ( Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph , Times )

The "pusillanimous" British banks which abandoned a research laboratory when threatened by animal rights activists have been denounced by the government. ( Financial Times , Daily Telegraph )

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