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Low allergy milk from engineered cow – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 2nd, 2012.

New Zealand scientists have genetically engineered a cow to produce milk lacking beta-lactoglobulin, a protein to which some people are allergic . Researchers from Agresearch and the University of Waikato used  RNA interference, a process that stops target genes from producing proteins, to engineer a dairy cow capable of producing milk lacking the whey protein […]

The Press: Wait for coroner’s report for vaccinated teen

Peter Griffin posted in on February 4th, 2010.

Helen Murdoch of The Press reports that health officials are still waiting for the coroner’s report looking into whether the recent death of a teenage girl was due Gardasil. The vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, was taken by a teenager who died in her sleep six months after completing her final dose. An excerpt: […]

Allergy Awareness Week

Peter Griffin posted in on May 20th, 2009.

One in five New Zealanders suffer from allergic diseases, and symptoms range from relatively mild to severe and potentially life-threatening. This week is Allergy Awareness Week (17-23 May) and Allergy New Zealand have highlighted their conerns about the risks faced by those allergy sufferers who may be accessing inaccurate information and not getting a proper […]

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