Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 357 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Dec-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Dec-2003
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First successfully cloned white-tailed deer reported
In what is believed to be the first success of its kind, researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University have cloned a white-tailed deer. A fawn, named "Dewey," after Duane Kraemer, one of the researchers, was born to a surrogate mother several months ago.  more

Giving vaccines to children too early means revaccination -- At an extra cost of $10 to $18 million a year
Children who receive some of their vaccine doses too soon may need to be revaccinated, at an extra cost of $10 to $18 million a year, according to a new study.  more


Forget the candy canes. Licorice in the stocking might stop cancer
A novel molecule extracted from licorice root has the ability to stop some cancers dead in their tracks, according to a collaborative research study conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  more

Drug-coated stents effective in 'real world' patients
Drug-coated stents are safe and effective at preventing death, heart attack or repeat procedures in "real world" patients who are often sicker or older than those selected for clinical trials, according to a study in today's rapid issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.  more

FDA issues alert on counterfeit polypropylene mesh used in hernia repair
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today alerted healthcare professionals to a counterfeit polypropylene mesh product labeled as Prolenepolypropylene mesh. The product is a non-absorbable mesh used in hernia repair and other surgery. The authentic Prolenemesh is manufactured by Ethicon, Inc. Ethicon issued an alert to healthcare professionals about the counterfeit product on October 28. more

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