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  • International research sheds light on Escherichia coli

    On September 1, Medical Research News reported that an unprecedented picture of how bacteria latch on to human cells has been published by UK, French and US scientists. They have produced a finely detailed model of one of the tools used by some of the nastiest varieties of the stomach bug,...

  • Campylobacter jejuni reveals genetic markers predictive of infection source

    November 1, 2005 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Volume 102, Number 44, 16043-16048 Olivia L. Champion *, Michael W. Gaunt *, Ozan Gundogdu *, Abdi Elmi *, Adam A. Witney {dagger}, Jason Hinds {dagger}, Nick Dorr Published: 01.nov.05 *Department of Infectious and Tropical...

  • Hepatitis outbreak at school ; Four children hit by liver virus

    March 10, 2006 My.accenture.com Jane Woodhead Source: Liverpool Echo (UK) A hepatitis outbreak has struck down four children at a Merseyside school and five staff members have also been hit by the liver virus at Lander Road primary in Litherland. All 215 pupils and staff will receive injections and ...

  • British libel laws may chill blog publishing

    The Guardian Unlimited had an article last week on British libel laws and the Internet. In the UK, a a person is defamed if statements in a publication expose him to hatred or ridicule, cause him to be shunned, lower him in the estimation in the minds of ‘right-thinking’ members of society or...

  • Bar of England and Wales added to U.S. Bar memberships

    Admission to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing) was received following successful completion of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test. Michael H. Cohen has been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing), adding to Bar membership in four U.S....

  • Are Risk Levels Rising For The Debt That’s Financing Private Equity Deals?

    The New York Times DealBook blog has an interesting post about the risks posed by all the debt that helps fund the many private equity buyouts these days. It points to two articles in the UK press on the topic. The first article, in the Financial Times, discusses comments by Larry Fink, the CEO of...

  • Response to spinal manipulation questioning

    The UK’s General Osteopathic Council responds to questions regarding the safety of spinal manipulation. The General Osteopathic Council’s answer is thus: The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is committed to patient safety and supports any research that works towards minimising the risk of harm to ...

  • DEFRA Will Publish Revised VRS Guidance

    According to the fourth quarterly report for the UK’s Voluntary Reporting Scheme (VRS) for Manufactured Nanomaterials, the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) received no new submissions during the most recent quarter. Since the VRS began in September 2006, DEFRA has...

  • Doing Well By Doing Good

    Via To The People comes this story out of the UK: A policeman alerted hundreds of families to the danger-drug Strawberry Meth – despite the fact it does not exist. Pupils and parents at 80 schools in Oxfordshire were warned of the possible risks of the fruit-flavoured drug, also known as Strawberry ...

  • More Asbestos Claiming ? British Government Asks for Views on Pleural Plaques Compensation Issues

    Global tort litigation issues continue to evolve. Last fall, the UK’s highest court decided that it would not permit recovery of money as compensation for persons found to have “pleural plaques.” Pleural plaques are generally deemed benign markers of past inhalation of asbestos fibers. Now, on July ...