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Hospital kitchen food investigated for underfed patients

In a major allegation made by family of patients at Swansea psychiatric hospital, it is said that patients are not eating food. This is being linked with the closure of kitchens at Cefn Coed Hospital//. ....The claims made say that some elderly patients have lost weight following the closure of the kitchens at Cefn Coed Hospital. .. ..The closure of the kitchens occurred due to shifting of the S...

Researchers Investigate Protein that Protects Tumors

A protein that allows breast cancer cells to evade the body’s natural immune responses could be a target of future cancer therapies//, according to a study by Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists published today. ....The study, published in the July 1 issue of the American Journal of Pathology, is the first to identify how EphB4 – a protein that sits on the surface of cells – functions. .....

New Multi-functional Sensing Tool To Investigate Cystic Fibrosis

A research team from Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new multi-functional sensing system to investigate adenosine triposphate (ATP) release and its role in cystic fibrosis. // ....This patented technology adds recessed micro- and nano-electrodes to the tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM), creating a single tool that can simultaneously monitor topography along with electroche...

S.Africa Sets Up Task Team To Investigate Anthrax Outbreak In KNP

South African health authorities have set up a task team to investigate the outbreak of anthrax that has left 15 animals dead in the famous Kruger National Park (KNP) in the past few weeks //. ....The KNP spokesman Raymond Travers said on Monday that the team would decide on the course of action based on the evidence that they collect. The management of the park, KNP, is South Africa biggest tou...

MMR- Autism- Bowel Problems Connection To Be Investigated

Reports of suspected connection between MMR(measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and bowel disorders and autism has created concern over the safety of the vaccine, despite the assurances extended by government experts and all the Royal Colleges //. .... An inquiry is to be initiated by the Department of Health, and tests are to be carried out on children whose families claim were aff...

iGATE Completes Phase I Testing Of Meningitis Vaccine

Contract research firm iGATE Clinical Research International today completed the Phase I clinical trial of a new meningococcal-A conjugate vaccine. // ....The project, which is being done in partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), an American NGO based in Seattle aimed at eliminating epidemic meningitis in sub-Saharan A...

A Synthetic Molecule Instigates Cancer Cells To Self-Harm

Scientists have devised a method to outwit cancer cells and instigate them to self-harm, ultimately causing death of cancer cells. This novel discovery could unlock reliable// treatments for cancer. ....This discovery works on the known principle that involves the activation of the body’s many defenses, to check the abnormal growth of cells; the way to achieve this is to get the faulty cells t...

European Regulators Investigate Common Painkiller Drugs

European regulators are investigating common painkiller drugs after researchers warned that some of them might increase the risk of heart attack//. ....The new data, culled from 140,000 patients, suggested that some of the drugs doubled heart attack risk. ....The European Medicines Agency which is investigating drugs such as diclofenac, etodolac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, ketorolac,...

Reversal of Roles – Humans to Infect Mosquitoes to Mitigate Malari

A novel strategy to combat malaria is abuzz, and the main action plan of this strategy will use humans to infect mosquitoes. // ....The researchers from the National Institutes of Health have come out with a vaccine that when tested on mice, instigated them to produce antibodies against the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum which causes malaria. The antibodies created in the body of the mice, gain...

Researchers Investigate Molecular Basis of Memory

Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's (EMBL) Mouse Biology Unit in Monterotondo, Italy, and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla,// Spain, now for the first time investigate the molecular basis of memory in living mice. The study, which appears in the current issue of Learning and Memory, identified a molecule that is crucially involved in learning and singled out th...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

Anyone who has experienced jet lag will understand the importance of a smooth-running circadian clock. Crossing time zones decouples our biological rhythms// from the natural cycle of light and dark we’re used to. We perceive light cues through retinal photoreceptors that relay signals to the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the brain. .."Phase adjustments" in peripheral tissues ensure that ea...

Potential for Adult Stem Cells to Repair Hearts Damaged Investigated

Rush University Medical Center is one of the first medical centers in the country, and currently the only site in Illinois, participating in a novel clinical trial to// determine if a subject’s own stem cells can treat a form of severe coronary artery disease. ..The Autologous Cellular Therapy CD34-Chronic Myocardial Ischemia (ACT34-CMI) Trial is the first human, Phase II adult stem cell therapy...

CDA Investigates Case of Bovine Tuberculosis

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating a case of bovine tuberculosis// (TB) out of Douglas County. ....'CDA is taking quick action to ensure this disease does not spread,' said Colorado State Veterinarian John Maulsby. 'This is unfortunate but I am confident that our veterinarians and animal health officials will be able to effectively deal wi...

Transplant Doctor Investigated in Organ Donor Case

A Californian doctor by name Dr. Hootan Roozrokh is allegedly involved in an organ donor case. Officials are currently investigating this case//. ..Ruben Navarro a 25 year old young man died on February 4th at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. His family had given approval for his organs to be harvested after realizing that he will not survive. Navarro was moved from ICU to operating room wh...

WHO to Investigate Hepatitis Vaccine Deaths in Vietnam

Viet Nam has suspended the use of a Hepatitis B vaccine manufactured by global leader LG group (the Republic of Korea ), after three newborn babies suddenly died after being administered with the vaccine. ......The Health Ministry has immediately halted the use of the vaccine nation-wide while they ascertain the causes of the infants' deaths. ...Since the vaccine is distributed through the Wor...

Study to Investigate Gene's Effect on Bone Loss in Breast Cancer Patients

Women with estrogen-responsive breast cancer are often prescribed a drug that reduces their estrogen levels. But because estrogen is important to bone health, there is widespread concern about how the estrogen-reducing drugs - called aromatase inhibitors - affect bones. ...A study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will investigate bone loss in women taking aromatase inhi...

National Commission for Women to Investigate Unearthing of Female Fetuses in Pataudi

A three member-team of the National Commission for Women (NCW) led by Malini Bhattacharya will visit Pataudi in Haryana later today to investigate the unearthing of a large number of female fetuses . ......The team will meet local authorities to get first hand information of the case and the investigation conducted so far. ......The NCW spokesperson told reporters that they felt the need to see...
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