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First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...shows that eggs that have been matured in the test tube and then frozen can still generate a full-term pregnancy "We have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to do this," Nature quoted Holzer, as saying. The technique can also benefit women with cancers, such as breast cancer, and thos...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

... born in the United States and Canada with neural tube defects has declined by 20 percent to 50 percent. Concurrent with the institution of fortification, however, the rate at which new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in men and women increased, report researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Huma...

Survey Shows Emergency Services Of British Hospitals Doing A Good Job

...ty, where a small balloon at the tip of a catheter tube is inserted via an artery and guided to the blocked heart artery. It leaves in place a stent - which pushes back the fatty deposits in the artery. In 2006-07, this was the main or first treatment for 3,192 patients in England and Wales, twice the pr...

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

...olic acid to food has been shown to prevent neural tube defects, which occur when the neural tube, which l...ida and anencephaly are the two most common neural tube defects. The provinces where the rates of neural tube defects were highest before fortification to...

Folicacid Reduces Congenital Malformations, If Added to Flour

...o a 46% drop in the incidence of congenital neural tube deformation (mainly anencephaly and spina bifida) ... the New England Journal of Medicine. The neural tube is the basis of the embryos nervous system. Poor development of the neural tube, which is sometimes ...

Adding Folic Acid to Flour Lessens Congenital Malformations

...ercent slump in the incidence of congenital neural tube deformation (mainly anencephaly and spina bifida) ... physical and learning disabilities. The neural tube is the foundation of the embryo's nervous system. Poor development of the neural tube, which is some...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...ocedure consisted of inserting a video camera in a tube in one small incision in the right side of Speaker's chest, and putting instruments through another incision. The operation was a highly risky one not only for the patient but for everyone in the room. There was a risk of infecting the surgeons, nu...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...e of simulated electrocardiographically controlled tube current modulation (ECTCM; a dose reduction strategy that reduces radiation during part of the cardiac cycle) decreased these risk estimates to 1 in 219 and 1 in 5,017, respectively. Estimated cancer risks using ECTCM for a 60-year-old woman and a ...

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

...e of simulated electrocardiographically controlled tube current modulation (ECTCM) decreased these risk estimates to 1 in 219 and 1 in 5,017, respectively. Estimated cancer risks using ECTCM for a 60-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man were 1 in 715 and 1 in 1,911, respectively. A combined scan of the ...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...e to defuse? Louise Brown, the worlds first test tube baby, was born in 1978 and became a mother herself...ned, collected it and then fertilized it in a test tube with her husband's sperm before replacing it in her womb. Since then, procedures have moved become m...

Genetic Cause of Inherited Eye Diseases Identified

...l Syndrome, which causes kidney disease and neural tube defects. Lead author Qin Liu, MD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, and Pierce collaborated with a team at The Wistar Institute led by David Speicher to perform the analyses for this study. The researchers used mass spectrometry to identify and me...

Food Council Makes Right Decision With Mandatory Folate Fortification

...ation since 2004 as a simple way to prevent neural tube defect in pregnancies. It is an inexpensive and ...ntary supplement use, will prevent 14 to 49 neural tube defects in the 300-350 affected pregnancies recorded in Australia each year....

Impotence and Incontinence Greatly Reduced With New Prostate Cancer Treatment

...ily (HDR) or permanently (tiny implants) into each tube to deliver the appropriate dose. Until recently,...ages have to be taken after rather than during the tube insertion, and so can prove inaccurate as the position of the prostate and other internal organs adj...

New Engineered Drug Shows Promise in Treating Lymphocytic Leukaemia

...sing in treating lymphocytic leukemia in both test tube and early animal tests. The agent represents a new class of agents called small modular immunopharmaceuticals. This agent, which is called CD37-SMIP, targets a protein called CD37 on the surface of these leukemia cells. The study shows that the...

Replacing a Genome Boosts Race to Develop Designer Bugs: Study

...est-tube of M. capricolum, and the contents of the tube were exposed to an antibiotic. Within four days blue colonies appeared, indicating that the host organisms had taken up the foreign DNA. When the team analyzed the blue bacteria for DNA sequences specific to either mycoplasma, it found no evidenc...

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

... many birth defects, including oral clefts, neural tube defects, heart defects, and limb defects. While domestic pesticides are the fastest growing segment of the pesticide industry, a correlation exists between all pesticide exposure and birth defects. "We actually found that every single birth defec...

30-year-old Woman Survives 'internal Decapitation'

...kull, swollen brain stem, bleeding in my brain, GI tube in my stomach, can't swallow, and nerve damage in my eyes (because they cross),' she said. Doctors will continue to work on Malloy's swallowing and vision. Malloy said a big step in her recovery progress was the removal of her halo and it's mad...

UK too Will Insist on Folic Acid in Bread

...n the 700 to 900 babies born each year with neural tube defects like spina bifida. Neural tube defects are serious birth defects with symptoms that range from mild to severe impairment. They are ...

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect Of Smallpox Vaccination Recovering

...s and free of pain. They also inserted a breathing tube and put him on mechanical ventilation to counter the breathing problems that can come with heavy doses of narcotics. Doctors worked with the disease control centers to get shipments of Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous. They also used an antivir...

Scientists Develop Toothpaste That Rebuilds Tooth Enamel

...y the end of this month at 3.49 pounds for a 75 ml tube before going on sale in the U.S. The problem of dental sensitivity increases with age as teeth become more sensitive as a result of gum recession or erosion of the enamel by acidic food and drink....

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