Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 191 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-July-2003
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FDA to require amounts of trans fatty acids on nutrition labels
The announcement by the Food and Drug Administration that it will require nutrition labels to include the amounts of trans fatty acids contained in packaged foods should help millions of people make healthy food choices and lower their cholesterol, according to the American Dietetic Association.  more

Sequence of human chromosome 7 completed
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in collaboration with investigators at five other centers, have finished sequencing human chromosome 7. The findings are published in the July 10 issue of the journal Nature. more


Vital organs play key role in survival of patients with lung failure
Doctors treating lung failure need to focus on the whole patient to improve the chance of patient survival. Research published on 9th July in Critical Care shows that the survival rate of patients admitted to hospital with lung failure alone is good, but diminishes if other vital organs fail.  more

Researchers develop miniature biolab
Researchers from Cornell University have developed a miniaturized DNA-based biological testing system that fits on a silicon chip and can be customized to detect a wide variety of microorganisms. They present their research today at the American Society for Microbiology's (ASM) Conference on Bio- Micro- Nano-systems. more

Research team overturns 30 years of dogma on how a cell transports calcium
A University of Melbourne research team has overturned 30 years of dogma on how a cell transports calcium, revealing potential insights into cancer and neuro-degenerative diseases. more

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