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Texas food plant tests positive for listeria

by nickj on November 4, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found a closed produce plant in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday to be the source of a deadly listeria outbreak, reports the LA Times. The SanGar Produce & Processing Co. was shut down on October 20 by the Texas Department of State Health Services and ordered to recall all […]

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Haiti cholera death toll rises

by Kelly MacNeil on October 25, 2010

After more than 3,000 people were reported to be infected with cholera in Haiti, officials claimed the disease's infection rate had stabilized. However, the nation's death toll is still on the rise and the disease remains a serious threat to over a million Haitians displaced by an earthquake that hit the nation in January. The […]

Stem cell research embarks on first human test

by Kelly MacNeil on October 14, 2010

Geron Corporations, a biotech company in California, announced it has begun testing an embryonic stem-cell treatment for a patient with a severely injured spinal cord. The research is the first of its kind on a human subject and is in its preliminary stages. At the moment the trial is meant to test the safety of […]