Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 160 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-June-2003
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Multi-purpose tool developed to assess nurses in their work could take bite out of nursing shortage
A multi-purpose tool developed to assess the involvement of nurses in their work environment could take a bite out of the nursing shortage by increasing recruitment and retention, according to Penn State researchers.  more

First arteries from non-embryonic tissues grown in the laboratory
In a combination of bioengineering and cancer research, a team of Duke University Medical Center researchers has made the first arteries from non-embryonic tissues in the laboratory, an important step toward growing human arteries outside of the body for use in coronary artery bypass surgery. more


People of South Asian ethnic origin underrepresented in clinical trials
People of South Asian ethnic origin are underrepresented in clinical trials, finds a study in this week's BMJ.  more

Researchers discover new class of human stem cells
Scientists with University Health Network have discovered a new class of human stem cells that rapidly grow when implanted in the bone marrow of mice. The findings, available today in an advance on-line publication of the international scientific journal Nature Medicine, are a major advancement in human stem cell research with possible significant clinical implications for designing more effective cancer therapies. more

Public health investigation uncovers first outbreak of human monkeypox infection in Western Hemisphere
Public health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the states of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana have reported the first outbreak of human infections with a monkeypox-like virus to be documented in the Western Hemisphere. Thus far, 19 cases have been reported: 17 in Wisconsin, one in Northern Illinois, and one in Northern Indiana. All patients who have become ill reported direct or close contact with ill prairie dogs.  more

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