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May 26, 2004


Animal activists could be barred near labs
Activists campaigning for animal welfare could be permanently barred from demonstrating outside Britain's biggest testing laboratory or its employees' homes in a landmark High Court ruling today. The action brought by the Huntingdon Life Sciences company has legal ramifications for the right to protest and could pave the way for a dozen other large corporations to set up lifelong exclusion zones around their properties.
( Times )

University challenge for Aston
A look at whether the University of Aston is ready to take on the elite institutions after jumping 20 places in this year's Guardian 's university league tables.
( Guardian )

Daily aspirin could cut breast cancer risk
Researchers at Columbia University in New York say that taking aspirin every day could cut the risk of developing breast cancer by almost a third. Their findings are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association .
( Independent, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail )

Oily fish breed sigh of relief
Pregnant women with asthma may be able to protect their unborn children from inheriting the disease by eating oily fish such as mackerel, salmon and tuna, according to a study at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
( Guardian, Daily Telegraph )

Scientist dies after accidental Ebola jab
A Russian researcher died in a laboratory in Novosibirsk, Siberia, after accidentally jabbing herself with a syringe containing the deadly Ebola virus. The health ministry said it was satisfied that any possible outbreak had been contained.
( Times, Guardian )

Obituary : Torsten Hägerstrand, the geographer who revolutionised the study of population movements, died in Lund, Sweden, May 3, aged 87. ( Independent )

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