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Monthly Archives: June 2013

What is in the water?

In recent weeks we have seen a revival of the water fluoridation “debate”. Perhaps the question we need to ask is “what is the debate really about?” The science of fluoride in water is effectively settled. It has been one … Continue reading

Update on the National Science Challenges

The first round of workshops, which were primarily aimed at ensuring alignment across government agencies, have been completed and generally were high constructive. Next week a second round of preliminary workshops commence. Universities and CRIs have been asked to nominate … Continue reading