thePig writes: "BBC reports that a research, carried out by think tank the New Economics Foundation, finds that hospital cleaners are worth more to society than bankers or tax accountants. The salient point of the study, as suggested by Eilis Lawlor, spokeswoman for the New Economics Foundation, is that "A pay structure is needed which rewards those jobs that create most societal benefit rather than those that generate profits at the expense of society and the environment". About time, I think."
thePig writes: "High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL, Bhopal, India) has come up with a cheap (~1 cent) vaccine to prevent avian flu in birds. Scientists there had developed Elisa tests for diagnosis of avian influenza earlier. With the Chinese scientists coming up with their own effective avian flu vaccine for humans, the possibility of curbing avian flu pandemic looks bright indeed."