Friday, July 20, 2007

Life Links 7/20/07

Seven dead unborn females were found in polythene packets by a 12-year-old boy in India.
The foetuses appeared to be six to eight months old and all were female. Three of them even had hair on the head, a resident of the nearby Gambhari village told us,' Mohanty said.

Genzyme Corporation has a press release noting the results of a study using a drug called Mozobil to increase the number of hematopoietic stem cells collected from patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
In the primary efficacy endpoint, 59 percent of patients treated with a combination of Mozobil and G-CSF achieved the target threshold for collection of at least 5 million CD34+cells/kg from the peripheral blood with four or fewer days of apheresis sessions, compared with 20 percent of patients in the G-CSF/placebo group.

Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico believe someone flushed a child estimated at 22 weeks gestation down the toilet after workers at a water treatment plant found the child's remains. More details in this story which notes the autopsy didn't find air in the child's lungs and the mother could have miscarried or induced an abortion on herself.
"It's already an unpleasant job and to find something like that of course is pretty shocking. Everyone was pretty disturbed by it," said David Morris with the Bernalillo County Water Authority.

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