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First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans

The first AIDS vaccine candidate designed specifically for Africa will enter human trials this summer. .. ..The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) announced on July 11 at the 13th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, that the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) of the United Kingdom has approved Phase I testing of a DNA vaccine based on HIV subtype A, the most common strain...

Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant

.. To avoid complications during the surgery doctors recycled the blood lost from the infant’s body back to his circulation. Also the infant was given drugs to stimul...

Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

Oracle Corp. and Health South Corp. together will build the worlds first "all digital hospital", according to a release on Monday, issued by the out patient surgical rehabilitation chain. The digital hospital will feature inpatient beds with display screens connected to the Internet, electronic medical records storage, digital imaging and a wireless communications network permitting doctors and o...

Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

According to the May issue of the journal Epidemiology, high levels of DDT found in some Mexican workers suggest that pesticide can impair male reproductive function. The human body metabolises DDT to DDE. An international team of researchers took blood samples from 24 men aged 16 to 28 who had not been exposed to DDT in their work. ..In these men the high DDE levels correlated to low levels of t...

Ajanta Launches World's First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation

The Mumbai-based Ajanta Pharmaceuticals (APL) has launched its once-a-day 200mg controlled release nimesulide brand Nimlodi for arthritis. Nimlodi, which was developed by the Company through new drug delivery system, is the world's first once-a-day nimesulide brand for the treatment of arthritis. Ajanta, which manufactures both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines, developed this oral formulation i...

First human clone is near

Human cloning could effectively create a replica of another living or dead person. Scientists could create the first cloned human before the end of the year. Dr. Panayiotis Zavos, who along with his Italian colleague Dr. Severino Antinori has triggered worldwide alarm with plans to create tailor-made offspring. ....Countries like France and Germany have appealed to the United Nations to get human...

First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

The first recipient of a self-contained artificial heart suffered bleeding in his brain in the same area damaged by a stroke 10 days ago. The latest setback caused swelling and made the patient, Robert Tools, 59, of Franklin, Kentucky, less responsive, implant surgeon Laman Gray said. // ....Robert Tools received the AbioCor mechanical heart on July 2 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. At the tim...

FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine

The government approved the first pocket-sized EKG machine, so small that it promises easier, faster heart measurements in ambulances, the emergency room - even a possible heart attack victim's bedroom. It's also the first hand-held computer-based medical device, part of a growing trend to miniaturize some of medicine's most important equipment. ....Electrocardiograms, also called EKGs or ECGs, a...

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

Researchers at the Medical college of Wisconsin have recently shown that smoking leads to damage of the protective reflexes in the throat area. A one-way valve keeps stomach acid from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage to the// pharyngoglottal closure reflex, which closes off the vocal chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as reflex disease. ....Ten smokers and ten...

First head-to-head trials of once weekly Fosamax and Actonel therapies

The drug major Merck has launched the first two head-to-head clinical trials that compare the efficacy and tolerability of Fosamax (alendronate) once weekly 70mg and Actonel (risedronate) once-weekly 35mg. Fosamax and Actonel, both bisphosphonates indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women are co-marketed by Aventis and Procter & Gamble through the Alliance for// Better...

WHO Declares Vietnam First Country to Control SARS

The WHO declared Vietnam as the first country to contain its SARS outbreak. Vietnam had five deaths from SARS after the virus spread in February through Hanoi's international hospital. There was about sixty three people affected by the virus. However Hanoi French Hospital closed its doors, there by reducing the rate of infection and keeping SARS from spreading beyond its doors. No new cases of SA...

Russia Reports First SARS Case

Russia reported its first case of SARS on its border with hard-hit China. ....The first confirmed case of SARS in Russia, a man living in Blagoveshchensk on the Amur river, which forms the frontier with China, came as Chinese President Hu Jintao tried to persuade the world his country could contain the disease...Hu told students in Moscow, at the start of a four-nation tour, that China had introd...

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

A new research reveals for the first time one of the mechanisms by which malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, grows and spreads. This discovery may lead to another crucial weapon in the rather small arsenal of treatments available for this dangerous disease and offer the first hope for a new melanoma treatment target in decades. ..Study proves a role for an important gene call...

First global SARS meet opens

The first major conference on the deadly SARS epidemic has opened in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur today. More than 1,000 scientists and clinicians gathered to examine how hard-hit regions responded to the outbreak, review scientific findings and talk about control strategies for a disease that has so far killed 799 people and infected 8,460. ....The meeting in Kuala Lumpur will also look...

Valerian was first epilepsy drug

The herbal medicine valerian may have been the world's first epilepsy drug, an Australian neurologist says.// ....Today, valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is best known as a mild sedative, taken either as a herbal infusion of the dried root or in capsule or tablet form. ....But the Italian author Fabio Colonna first mentioned using valerian to control seizures in his 1592 botanical work Phytobasan...

Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound

Stanford Hospital in US is one of the first to implement a 3D cardiac ultrasound machine to see the workings of the heart without having to operate.// The machine is a computer designed to show all angles of the patient’s heart. The technology uses an “intelligent” echocardiography system. The artificial intelligence of the system can be used to quantify cardiac functions that can lead to more pr...

New device for ailing heart fitted into first patient

A hospital in New zealand had fitted the first ptient with a turbocharger for the heart called C-Pulse.// ....The special device is designed to help patients with moderate heart problems, who are still not ill enough to go for a heart transplant and its related side effects. These patients may be those who may feel extreme tiredness, difficulty in walking short distances and do not get much help...

Canada helps in giving birth to world first baby from frozen egg

McGill University Health Center of Canada helped in conceiving and// delivering world’s first baby born from frozen eggs. ....The 26 year old mother of the baby had her eggs collected from her, frozen by the special process called vitrification, and thawed and fertilized from sperms of her partner through in-vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. The resultant embryo was implan...

Hyderabad To Have Asia’s First Catheter Making Uni

Hyderabad capital of Andhra Pradesh is set to house Asia's first catheter manufacturing facility, which will not only bring down the cost of catheter// based disposables but could also become an outsourcing hub for multinational companies. ..Relisys Medical Devices Limited, a seven-year old company, Tuesday announced that the facility would be ready by December. Trial production is slated to begi...

First telesurgery

The first major trans-Atlantic telesurgical operation has been carried out. ..Doctors in the United States removed a gall bladder from a patient in eastern France by remotely operating a surgical robot arm. ....The procedure could make it possible for a surgeon to perform an operation on a patient anywhere in the world. Doctors at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg say the proced...

First telesurgery

The first major trans-Atlantic telesurgical operation has been carried out.Doctors in the United States removed a gall bladder from a patient in eastern France by remotely operating a surgical robot arm.The procedure could make it possible for a surgeon to perform an operation on a patient anywhere in the world. Doctors at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg say the procedure was...

First Human Clone born

According to the French Scientist and member of the Raelian cult, Brigetter Boisselier, it has been observed that a human baby was born yesterday through cloning, the first on record. In a telephonic interview with AFP, Ms.Boisselier, president of the human cloning society Clonaid said that the girl was born by caesarean and the birth 'went very well'.// Because the effort by the Raelians to ach...

New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years

Warfarin, originally developed as a rat poison, was first used as a blood thinner in the 1950s. It is still the only oral blood thinner available to protect against clots that can block blood vessels. It is widely prescribed after //strokes, heart attacks and orthopedic surgery and is also given to prevent recurring clots in the legs or lungs...But warfarin, which takes time to kick in, interacts...

SNUPPY – Woo Suk Hwang reveals World’s first dog cloe

Hwang’s team put together 1095 eggs containing the DNA of a three-year-old adult male Afghan, and transferred them into 123 surrogate mothers. Just three pregnancies resulted: one miscarried// , and two others went to term. One of the clones died from pneumonia at 22 days old. .. “Professor Hwang and his colleagues are to be congratulated on another great success,” says Ian Wilmut, creator of Dol...

World’s First Nerve Stem Cells Produced

The World’s First pure nerve stem cells were produced from Human embryonic stem cells by Researchers from University of Edinburgh and Milan. These Stem cells can be used to produce the required cell type. The nerve stem cells help to build the brain and the Central nervous system. // The new nerve stem cells can be used for the treatment of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. ..The university...

First-Born Children Are Not At Increased Risk From Multiple Sclerosis

Research published in the latest online edition of The Lancet Neurology says that the fact that first-borns have a higher chance of having multiple sclerosis is nothing but a myth. Birth order of the children does not increase their risk of having the disease, nor does their family size // have any affect on the incidence of multiple sclerosis... ..Studies suggest that both environmental and gene...

Successful creation of human embryos from a single parent for the first time

Parthenogenesis refers to reproduction by the development of an unfertilized egg or development of eggs from females without fertilization by spermatozoa. Sounds interesting right? Hang// On! This is not all. ..Parthenogenesis occurs naturally in a number...

Launch Of India’s First Virology Course At Pun

Aiming to counter the threat posed by new virus-induced diseases like bird flu and Japanese encephalitis, a city-based institute has launched a course offering specialization in virology. The NIV and the Institute of // Biotechnology and Bioinformatics of the University of Pune would confer the degree jointly... .."There is a shortage of virologists to identify viruses and check their outbreak. T...

A first for India - IVF baby born of surrogacy

India's first surrogate in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby of a single parent has been born in a city clinic, raising questions about the newborn's legal status and the single father's parenthood rights. // .. ..Amit Banerjee, whose childless marriage had ended in divorce years ago, is apparently the country's first single father whose son was born through IVF method this Sunday... .."I am feeling...

First PET-CT guided radiotherapy in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals

PET-CT guided radiotherapy for monitoring and treatment of cancer patients by doctors in Apollo Hospital. This PET-CT guided radiotherapy procedure was performed for the first time in India. // Apollo Cancer Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the country with a PET-CT guided radiotherapy technology, Director, Vijay Anand Reddy reported in a news conference. PET is a Positron Emission Tomo...

First Bird flu case reported in Turkey

The Turkish Farm Minister reported the CNN that first case of bird flu has been reported in Turkey. The first case of bird flu in Europe has been reported from farm in Balikesir province near the Aegean Sea in Western Turkey//. Following the news of bird flu all farm animals and birds are being slaughtered in order to prevent the spread of the disease and possible transmission to humans. Though,...

Age of first alcoholic drink determined by tendency to cheat

In a study conducted on factors that predispose to drinking habits, it has been established that a child’s tendency to do things like lie, steal or skip school is what encourages alcohol consumption even at a very early age of 12, 13 or 14//. ....The study is the first of it’s kind to focus on the issue and is a contradiction to the existing assumption that a family history of alcohol dependency...

First Crossover Kidney Transplantation In Germany

In a major development in Germany since the 2003,ruling by the Federal Social Court laying the way for the recent// introduction of crossover transplantation, German surgeons have performed a cross over transplantation very recently in Hamburg and Essen, Germany after a court ruling making the procedure legal in certain circumstances. ..In a cross over transplantation a healthy person in one co...

Evidence against use of Beta blockers as first choice in the treatment of primary hypertension

Beta blockers have been used widely in the treatment of hypertension and are still recommended as first-line drugs in hypertension guidelines. Moreover, after myocardial infarction and in patients with heart failure, treatment // with beta blockers prevents re-infarction, hospitalisation for heart failure, and premature death. However, a preliminary analysis has shown that atenolol is not very ef...

United Kingdom to perform its first Live Liver Transplant

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in Scotland will be the first in United Kingdom to perform a Live Liver donation and regeneration in recipient. The Health Minister Andy Kerr said that in 2006 five live liver operations would be done followed by ten the next year//. ..In live liver regeneration operation a part of liver is transplanted and regenerated following which both the livers functions properly...

First Human Bird-Flu Death Confirmed In China

China has officially confirmed its first human death from bird flu - a 24-year-old farmer from the eastern province of Anhui. ..The woman became sick after an outbreak of bird flu among poultry in her village in Zongyang county and died Nov 10, // the health ministry said, according to a report Thursday by the state-run Xinhua news agency. ....It is likely, however, that the woman's death was th...

First Face Transplant On A Women Savaged By A Dog

In a historical but controversial transplant surgeons have transplanted almost half of face taken from a brain dead donor in France. // ..A brain dead woman’s skin and tissue from the lips, nose and chin was taken and transplanted to a woman whose own face had been savaged by a dog. ..Doctors have clarified that the face the woman is going to have finally will be a 'hybrid' face and not resembl...

First Frontal CSF Endoscopic surgery performed in Chennai

ENT and Plastic Surgeon Dr. P. Thulasi Das and his team has performed an Endoscopic surgery for Frontal Sinus cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) // leak to a 25 years old patient in Venkateswara Hospital in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. The patient was suffering from meningitis. Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges that covers the brain and spinal cord, meningitis is caused by bacterial or funga...

Ireland’s First Double Lung Transplan

Doctors at the Mater Hospital, Ireland have successfully carried out a double lung transplant for a patient in his mid 50s. ..The patient who is from west of Ireland is now in the intensive care unit// under the strict observation. The doctors fear that the next 24 hours is very critical as the patient might develop complications. ..The doctors are very happy and satisfied with the man’s progre...

A first in Liver Transplant in India – Networking works wel

A 30 year old was declared brain dead in a hospital in Hyderabad. The family was very motivated to donate all the organs of their loved one. // MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation’s counselors were called in and they provided the family with emotional support while the formalities were being undertaken. It was late evening before all the formalities could be completed... ..The d...
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