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Finnish Scientists Announce a Possible Universal Allergy Vaccine

Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland say they hope to have an allergy vaccine for everything - from pollen to cat hair - in five to seven years.
"We believe that curing allergies is about changing or modifying the genetic structure of the allergen molecules inside of your body, so we want to eliminate the cause of the allergy, instead of removing symptoms.”
- Professor Juhu Rouvinen

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Finnish Scientists Announce a Possible Universal Allergy Vaccine

Source: Popular Science, Thu May 31, 2012
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland say they hope to have an allergy vaccine for everything - from pollen to cat hair - in five to seven years.

Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

Source: WWF, Mon October 11, 2010
Ship sewage will no longer be allowed to foul the Baltic Sea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed to ban the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and ferries in the Baltic Sea.

Scientists claim to have found language of ancient Indus civilisation

Source: The Guardian, Wed May 13, 2009
Elaborate symbols drawn on to amulets and tablets by an ancient civilisation belong to an unknown language, according to a new analysis by researchers.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

Source: UN News Centre, Tue December 09, 2008
United Nations - The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

Green Mobile Phone: Stylish and Sustainable

Source: ENN, Fri February 15, 2008
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has unveiled ReMade, a revolutionary mobile phone made of 100% recycled materials.

Virgin unveils spaceship designs

Source: BBC News, Wed January 23, 2008
England - Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Feuding Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites meet at peace seminar in Finland

Source: CNews, Mon September 03, 2007
Helsinki, Finland - Representatives of feuding Sunni and Shiite groups in Iraq were meeting at a seminar behind closed doors Friday to discuss ways of ending the bloodshed, conference organizers said.

Finland grants asylum and residence permits to dozens of Chechens

Source: workpermit.com, Wed August 30, 2006
Finland - Finland has begun granting asylum and residence permits to Chechens based upon the threat of violations to their human rights in their home country.

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