Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 182 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-July-2003
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SARS research: the effect of patents and patent applications
As no new probable cases of SARS have been reported anywhere in the world since 15 June, WHO is moving from an emergency response to a research-based agenda aimed at protecting the world against any future resurgence of SARS.  more

Murine study demonstrates: Pretreating fatty transplanted livers with IL-6 increases survival of transplant recipients
Pretreating transplanted livers with the immune molecule interleukin-6 (IL-6) dramatically increased survival of rats receiving organs with fatty degeneration , a common condition in humans that typically reduces transplant viability.  more


Stem cells found in amniotic fluid
Research by Austrian geneticists has raised the possibility that stem cells could be isolated from amniotic fluid the protective 'bath water' that surrounds the unborn baby.  more

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is more than twice as common in lesbian women
CDC and state and local health departments continue to investigate cases of monkeypox among persons who had contact with wild or exotic mammalian pets or persons with monkeypox  more

Update: Multistate outbreak of monkeypox --- Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, 2003
Shaking hands may be the conventional greeting for landlubbers, but on the high seas, the "forearm tap" has become popular. This greeting of knocking elbows together instead of shaking hands was encouraged by a number of cruise lines to raise awareness of the importance of personal hygiene on board ship, according to a representative for Carnival Cruise Lines.  more

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