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Loss of intellectual property through file access?

Do state research institutions have intellectual property rights to their works? Does freedom of the press allow publication without the author’s consent? Cologne Higher Regional Court addressed these questions in a legal dispute involving the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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Food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) under scrutiny: Re-evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a white colour pigment, which is authorised as the food additive E 171. It can be contained in confectionery and coatings, e.g. in dragees and chewing gum. After evaluation of the available data, the concern with respect to genotoxicity of titanium dioxide could not be ruled out.

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More salmonella infections in Europe: Hygiene rules help prepare poultry safely

Special care when handling raw meat and thorough cooking can prevent illnesses

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