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DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

...oviders, are volunteering to help store the DNA of deceased loved ones in the funeral homes in order to preven... Home in Connecticut collects DNA samples from the deceased - an oral swab, blood and hair strands - and sends them to DNA Analysis. DNA Analysis can produce a ...

Brain diseases an outcome of cannibalism

...n Papua New Guinea was mainly due to eating their deceased relatives in the mortuary feasts. There are genet...ction pressureResearch on women who feasted on the deceased ones was carried out. It suggested that there is a certain genetic variation and mutation which is m...

Genetic Cause For Farsightedness Discovered

...latives also suffered from nanophthalmos, and four deceased relatives had been part of the classic Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study in the 1970s that helped define the disease as genetic. In the study, the researchers examined the woman's DNA for possible gene mutations causing nanophtha...

Strategies To Boost Living Donor Kidney Transplants

There is an insufficient supply of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation. One solution is... increased from 25 to 86, and the annual number of deceased donor renal transplants decreased from 108 to 63. The total number of kidney transplants increased b...

Ketoacidosis Is The Main Cause On Mortality In Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes

...se. It is notable that 10 case subjects were found deceased in their homes but were given an autopsy diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis. These were young adults with duration of diabetes of many years and with access to modern home blood glucose and urinary glucose testing. Such tragic deaths should have been...

Indonesia Has Ninth Bird-Flu Death as Risk Mounts

...the Indonesian health ministry's Hariadi said. The deceased man “had a history of direct contact with sick chickens," he said. Now authorities are concerned about new cases and outbreaks among poultry and the increasing risk of the virus mutating into a form that is more contagious to people. In the past tw...

Couples To Swap Kidneys In Chicago

...atives rather than wait to receive a kidney from a deceased donor. The waiting period is as much as 6 years and this has frustrated some people on the 65,000 strong waiting lists. The UIC example "provides some momentum and allows us to move forward," said University of Chicago transplant surgeon Dr. Robert ...

Double Kidney Transplants to Solve Organ Donor Shortage

...se organs which had compromised function came from deceased donors. These organs were rejected by the centers because they had limited function. This was due to the reason that it came from children and was very small or was from older adults who had begun to lose some kidney function. Dr Robert Stratta, on...

Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims

...ely it is that genetic markers for an unidentified deceased person fit into the pattern of genetic markers observed in relatives of someone reported missing. According to Pugh, genetic testing is made easier by commercially available computer software programs to analyze DNA results. These programs can sta...

Innovative solution to help reduce the waiting times for kidney transplants

...to 20 years. On the other hand a transplant from a deceased donor lasts from 10 to 15 years. But the incompatibility factor again plays an important role which reduces the chance of transplantation. Cole said that paired kidney exchange is now used in the United States, Europe and Asia. This is an important ...

Sati Raises its Ugly Head in Madhya Pradesh

...ving the woman from the pyre. "The family of the deceased were aware of her intention of committing sati as she had already told them a few days before when she realised that her husband would soon die. The superstitious villagers were mute spectators and did not try to stop her," stated the National Commis...

Executed Prisoner Organs For Sale In China: BTS Concerned

... organs from executed criminals as using them from deceased volunteer donors,' said a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry. ...

Grieving Relatives Reluctant To Give Consent For Organ Donation

...families were refusing to give consent even if the deceased person was on the organ donor register or carried a donor card. An audit of all deaths in intensive care units across the UK found that 41 per cent of families denied consent for their relatives' organs to be donated. The study, published in the Br...

UNICEF Facts & Figures About Maternal Death In India On The Eve Of Mother’s Da

...d often permanently disabling. Moreover, babies of deceased mothers are three to 10 times more likely to die within their first two years than children growing up with both parents. To bring the MMR under control, UNICEF is unveiling a new tool, Maternal and Perinatal Death Inquiries (MAPEDI) method, to help ...

Oxygen-Induced Damage A Leading Cause For Parkinson’s Diseas

... Parkinson’s disease. Using the brain cells from deceased Parkinson’s patients who donated to the UVa brain bank, Dr. Jim Bennett, a UVa neurologist, and colleagues, isolated complex I from the mitochondria of ten Parkinson’s brains and compared them to the complex I proteins from twelve normal brains. They...

Court Dismisses 143-Crore Claim Against Hospital In Kolkata For Alleged Negligence In Treatment

... it was not having burns ward, and, therefore, the deceased suffered is also without substance. Hence, they dismissed the complaint and ordered that there shall be no order as to costs, the judgement said.Saha claimed that the judgement failed to discuss the medical opinion from numerous experts that he had p...

Consumer Court Dismisses India’s Biggest Ever Medical Error Clai

... it was not having burns ward, and, therefore, the deceased suffered is also without substance. Hence, this complaint is dismissed. There shall be no order as to costs,' the judgement said. 'The judgement failed to discuss the medical opinion from numerous experts that I've produced from around the world o...

What to do with the Dead if a Flu Outbreak Happens?

...s 'to assess current capacity for refrigeration of deceased persons, discuss mass fatality plans and identify temporary morgue sites' to handle surges. However officials declare that the administration had helped to organize a two-day conference at Fort Monroe in Virginia in March with funeral directors, pu...

National Transplant Week to Raise Need for Organ Donation

... Human Tissues Act will place more emphasis on the deceased person's wishes. Present laws authorize one’s next...to relatives that organ donation was something the deceased definitely wanted to do." While the topic is extremely sensitive, and Brits by nature don't like t...

Private Nursing Home in Madhya Pradesh Fined For Negligence

...a compensation of Rs. 100,000 to the family of the deceased either jointly or separately within 30 days, failing which they will be liable to pay interest at the rate of nine percent to the kin of the deceased. (Source: IANS)...

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