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China Declares War on Unsafe Foods for Soldiers

...illed with cardboard, toxic seafood, virus-plagued pigs and chemical-laden toothpaste are just some of the problems to have hit the headlines domestically and internationally. China this week executed the former head of its food and drug safety watchdog for corruption, in what was widely seen as an atte...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...ass experiment' with desperate women as the guinea pigs and the results a time-bomb that future generations will have to defuse? Louise Brown, the worlds first test tube baby, was born in 1978 and became a mother herself last year. Her son, Cameron, was conceived naturally and this was hailed in some q...

Intake of Potatoes Boosts the Immune System

...entists carried out a study where they fed growing pigs large quantities of raw potato starch (RPS) for ov...ad healthier bowels. They also found that these pigs had decreased levels of white blood cells - such as leucocytes and lymphocytes in their blood. White...

Georgia may Lose Most Pigs to Swine Fever: FAO

...er and the devastating disease could also threaten pigs in neighbouring countries, the UN food agency warn... "However, due to the probably ongoing movement of pigs and pig products between Georgia and neighbouring countries, spread of the virus can not be excluded...

Uttar Pradesh Struggles to Contain Japanese Encephalitis

...e Encephalitis fever is caused by a virus found in pigs and wild birds and transferred to humans by mosquito bite. It affects the brain and causes headaches, convulsions, high fever and respiratory distress. Many survivors are left mentally or physically handicapped. Every year, Japanese Encephalitis...

Georgia Hit With African Swine Fever: FAO

...me 20,000 of the Caucasus country's half a million pigs have been slaughtered....

Chinas Blue Ear Virus-no Hogwash

...s. According to official figures, around a million pigs perished from the disease , a fact made public for...nistry of Agriculture put at 18,597, the number of pigs killed by the disease in the first five months of 2007, with outbreaks found in 22 provinces, or abo...

A Boon to Hearing Impaired-Gene Transfer

... hair cells and restore hearing function in guinea pigs suggest that the future of gene therapy in the human inner ear is sound, Holt said. Hair cells have hair-like projections that line the cochlea. In people with normal hearing, hair cells convert sound into electrical signals, which are ultimately t...

Pigs Quarantined in US Farm Following Melamine Contamination

...A spokesman. Officials urged those who purchased pigs from the farm since April 3 not to consume the product until further notice. Dr. Mark Horton, the state public health officer, said so far "evidence suggests a minimal health risk to persons who may have consumed pork" from the farm. Specialist a...

New York Doctors Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

...een doing practice operations in the laboratory on pigs for the past year, removing gallbladders, spleens, kidneys and stomachs through the mouth or vagina. Eventually, Dr. Bessler said, he expected to use the natural-opening technique on men as well as women, with instruments passed down the throat or...

India to Collaborate With International Vaccine Institute

...aboratory animal model for shigellosis with guinea pigs in a study that could speed up the development of a vaccine against Shigella dysentery, a major cause of diarrheal deaths in developing countries. Shigellosis is estimated to infect around 160 million people and kill one million worldwide every yea...

British Scientists Grow Part of a Human Heart from Stem Cells

...se will be implanted into animals such as sheep or pigs to see how well they fare. Dr Stephen Minger, a stem cell expert at London's King's College, said Sir Magdi's team were at the forefront of tissue engineering for cardiac disease. "If the valves they've engineered prove successful in experime...

Scientists Re-grow Dental Enamel from Cultured Cells

...extracted from the developing teeth of 6-month-old pigs continue to proliferate when they are cultured on top of a special feeder layer of cells (the feeder-layer cells are known as the 3T3-J2 cell line). This crucial step boosts the number of dental epithelial cells available for enamel production. In...

Scare in Assam Over Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

...the minister said. The disease, transmitted from pigs through mosquitoes, strikes during the peak breedi... virus has a complex life cycle involving domestic pigs and a specific type of culex mosquito that lives in rural rice-growing and pig-farming regions. J...

Pigs Arrive at Bio-secure Center

...ng have reported the arrival of a batch of special pigs to the bio-secure center//; a new $6.2 million, 21...Islet Resource Facility in Minneapolis, U.S. The pigs form the major part of a project- the Spring Point Project, a non- profit organization for the exped...

XDR-TB: the Latest Global Terror

...o one of three injected drugs. A study of guinea pigs whose cages were placed in the ventilation stream from rooms housing XDR-TB patients has created fears of the bacteria being airborne. Eighty percent of the animals tested positive. 'These outbreaks of this scary form of tuberculosis and its spread...

Milk from Cloned Cows is Not Welcome at the Nation's Biggest Milk Company

...o difference between clones and conventional cows, pigs or goats. The Food and Drug Administration in December gave preliminary approval to meat and milk from cloned animals and could grant final approval by year's end. The government has asked producers to voluntarily keep clones away from the food su...

CMV Vaccine Prototype Successfully Tested in Guinea Pigs

... newborns in the developed world." Female guinea pigs given the CMV vaccine before becoming pregnant gav...fection to their offspring than were female guinea pigs not receiving the vaccine. The vaccinated group (10 litters) produced 28 live pups and 4 dead pups...

Flu Strikes Late - Child Succumbs

...and 23 months. Those who work with live poultry or pigs are also eligible. Meanwhile, the second annual wild bird survey of Canada has shown no signs of the dangerous H5N1 strain of avian flu according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The agency tested more than 12,000 birds from across the cou...

X-ray System to Show Moving Bones in 3-D

...y biologist tracing the disappearance of digits in pigs would face a difficult task. To see the exact position and movement of bones and the ligaments, tendons and cartilage that surround them, would require cutting into flesh -- not a desirable option. The new system, dubbed CTX, will combine the 3-D c...

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