Image by VinothChandar via Flickr Creative Commons.. If right now there’s any lesson to learn from biomedicine from days gone by year, it’s to anticipate the unexpected. Who have thought a full year ago that the patents on the breast malignancy genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, kept by Myriad Genetics, will be overturned by a US federal court? Or that a federal judge would upend President Barack Obama’ temporarily;s executive order allowing funding for research involving individual embryonic stem cells? Also, 2010 noticed a shake-up for the genetic tests industry following the US Food and Medication Administration and Authorities Accountability Office voiced issues about the direct-to-consumer spit kits.The nurse who administered the check mistakenly believed that the device automatically changed needles. She did not know that she had to improve the needles manually. Instead, the needle was left unchanged between November 28 and January 28, and applied to 53 individuals and two staff members. The mistake was found when a staff member with diabetes asked the nurse to perform the check on her and discovered the wrong usage, Dr Jones stated. The nurse, staff and cancer patients involved will be offered support and counselling, he said. A spokeswoman for the Therapeutic Goods Administration revealed that the TGA can be working with NSW Wellness authorities to urgently investigate the problem.
ALAC to release third annual Condition of Tobacco Control survey card for California AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION IN CALIFORNIA GRADED MORE THAN 400 OF THE STATE’S CITIES AND COUNTIES American Lung Association in California will join civic leaders, medical professionals and local residents release a its third annual State of Tobacco Control survey card for cities and counties through the entire state of California.