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Quotes of the day

“These hydrocarbons are from depth and not associated with sinking degraded oil but associated with the source of the Deep Horizon well head.”

David Hollander, of the University of South Florida, says his team have discovered a second oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico (CNN).

“If efficiency and safety has not been proven, we don’t believe it should be used. As a health ministry, we must always protect the human being.”

Ileana Herrera, chief of the Costa Rican health ministry’s research council, comments on a crackdown on unauthorized stem cell treatments (Reuters).

“Genentech on Sunday said its cancer drug Avastin prompted a 39 percent improvement in the likelihood of women with advanced ovarian cancer living longer without the disease progressing.”

AP reports on the latest announcement from Genetech, made at the the American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting in Chicago.

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