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  1. Estrada chooses HK doctor

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Lai-shan. 'Right now we are starting to prepare for surgery and find the best time to operate on him,' Mr Low said. Estrada is awaiting his corruption trial and a Philippine court allowed ...

  2. Estrada flies home to fight 'conspiracy'

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Raissa Robles

    ... was ousted in a January 2001 revolt, is on trial for allegedly amassing 4.1 billion pesos ($560 million) in unexplained wealth during his 31-month presidency. Estrada, his personal doctor Lorenzo ...

  3. Paralysed pair urged funding for drug trial

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez He felt so helpless he wanted to die. She has accepted her paralysis but yearns to be healed. Together they are backing a campaign for donations to fund trials ... for the first time to help raise U$50 million for the China Spinal Cord Injury Network's drug trials in the next five years. Ms Sang, 24, who was paralysed from the waist down in a fall during ...

  4. City to undertake trials of mainland-made vaccine

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Japanese encephalitis protection is cheaper than alternative Clinical trials of a mainland-made vaccine for Japanese encephalitis will be held in Hong Kong next year in the final step to gain international recognition, University of Hong Kong researchers said yesterday. The university's Clinical Trials Centre is helping the mainland vaccine gain recognition ...

  5. High hopes as local scientists trial liver cancer drug

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Polytechnic University scientists have developed a new drug for liver cancer that will undergo clinical trials this month. The researchers are hopeful that the new drug, ... shrink liver tumours without side effects. 'It is the first time that a drug has been developed in Hong Kong that can be used for clinical trials,' said Thomas Leung Yun-chung, ...

  6. HK paves way for world vaccine trial

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to be submitted for international evaluation this year. A team from the HKU Clinical Trials Centre and the US-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation vaccine organisation will visit the mainland ... at the Clinical Trials Centre, met last week with Julie Jacobson, director of the JE Project of the Children's Vaccine Programme of PATH, a vaccine advocacy group founded by the world's richest ...

  7. Promising results for trial Sars vaccine

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... proceed to clinical trials to test for efficacy and safety in humans. Professor Altmeyer said it was important that trials for a Sars vaccine continued, even if the disease did not re-emerge ...

  8. Trial run for regional slaughter of chickens

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez in Bangkok and Patsy Moy Health chief says pilot scheme in bird flu war to be introduced next year A pilot programme of regional slaughtering of chickens will be launched next year, the health secretary said yesterday. York Chow Yat-ngok ...

  9. Brain tube may help treat strokes

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Patients who took part in global trial are doing well after implant to open vessels An experimental stent- a permanent wire-mesh tube- designed to open blood vessels ... trial involving 11 hospitals, including Queen Mary and Prince of Wales. The stent, made of a metal alloy called nidinol, opens up narrowed blood vessels in the brain to prevent a second stroke. ...

  10. HK will help Australian firm prepare vaccine

    Posted Nov 15th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... its 20 million citizens. CSL has said results of clinical trials of its flu vaccine would be ready by February. Apart from CSL, 11 international vaccine makers are developing a vaccine against H5N1. One of them used a seed vaccine isolated by University of Hong Kong virologists from bird flu patients in Vietnam. Results from the clinical trials will be announced next month. Meanwhile, ...




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