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LCT Begins Trials To Implant Pig Tissue In Auckland Diabetics

Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 - 21:16

Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Australian researchers have called for their government to lift a moratorium on xenotransplants -- implanting animal tissues in humans -- as New Zealand diabetics are injected with piglet islet cells.

Biotech Company Opens Unit To Breed Pigs For Human Transplants

Friday, 3 July, 2009 - 04:03

Wellington, July 3 NZPA - Biotech entrepreneur Living Cell Technologies (LCT) has opened its first dedicated quarantine pig farm to breed piglets to be slaughtered for tissue to be grafted into humans.

Healthy Eating Contributes In Diabetes Care - Study

Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 - 13:00

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Wellington, July 1 NZPA - People suffering type 2 diabetes can significantly improve their condition by eating healthy food alongside their medication, a University of Otago study has found.

Ethical Research, Better Diet For Healthier Living

Monday, 1 December, 2008 - 13:32

1 December 2008 - Neal Barnard M.D., a leading advocate for a vegan diet and higher standards in medical research, is visiting New Zealand to promote the findings outlined in his new book The Reverse Diabetes Diet.

World's First Cattle Vaccine To Reduce E. Coli O157 Threat Receives Full Licensing Approval In Canada

Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 09:32

BELLEVILLE, Oct. 27 /CNW-AsiaNet/ --

Econiche(TM) now available to reduce risk of food and water contamination

Fitzsimons: Photos Needed Of GE Research Downsides

Monday, 8 September, 2008 - 14:26

The Green Party is calling on AgResearch to publicly release photographs of deformed calves so the public can see downsides of genetic engineering as well as hearing and reading the Crown Research Institute's spin.

"Climate Change - Rural Women Are Part Of The Solution"

Monday, 8 September, 2008 - 11:36

The Alcohol Advisory Council's (ALAC) advice to pregnant women and those planning to be pregnant is to avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The advice comes on the eve of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day.

4000 Cancer Tissues Banked In Central Christchurch Resource

Wednesday, 6 August, 2008 - 12:53

6 August 2008 - Once referred to as a 'library with all its books on the right shelves', a valuable Christchurch resource for cancer researchers is close to reaching a new milestone.

New Opportunity To Target Kidney Cancer

Monday, 21 July, 2008 - 12:11

21 July 2008 - Scientists at The University of Auckland and Stanford University School of Medicine, have been working together to develop a new approach to targeting kidney cancer.

Study Shows Meat Workers May Contract Leptospirosis From Sheep

Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 - 10:52

25 June 2008 - New Zealand has one of the highest rates of human leptospirosis in the developed world. The disease, which is passed to humans through the urine of sheep, cattle, pigs, rodents and deer, can attack the kidneys and liver and, in some instances cause death.