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2009-10-28 09:05:38

CSIRO researchers have identified wheat and barley lines resistant to Crown Rot "“ a disease that costs Australian wheat and barley farmers $79 million in lost yield every year. Crown Rot, which is a chronic problem throughout the Australian wheat belt, is caused by the fungus Fusarium. Dr Chunji Liu and his CSIRO Plant Industry team in Brisbane are using sophisticated screening methods to scan over 2400 wheat lines and 1000 barley lines from around the world to find the ones resistant...

2008-07-31 00:00:33

W ith the Westcountry's climate being mild and moist, diseases on both grassland and arable crops are always going to be a problem, but the winter wheat variety Sherborne has proved to be a real winner in 2007 and 2008. Farmers throughout the region have reported exceptionally clean and healthy-looking crops - and although it is only two years since the variety was first introduced onto the market, Sherborne has already started to gain a reputation as the variety to grow where there is...

2006-08-22 15:10:00

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb Inc.'s global recall of a popular contact lens solution in May appears to have stopped the spread of a serious eye infection but U.S. scientists still don't know what caused the outbreak, according to a study released on Tuesday. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not believe improper lens hygiene practices alone are enough to explain the recent rash of cases of fusarium keratitis. "We feel pretty...

2006-06-15 22:57:22

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Investigators in Miami and San Francisco describe clusters of a serious eye infection called ulcerative keratitis, an ulceration of the cornea, among soft contact lens wearers caused by the fungus Fusarium, which until this year had been considered an unusual condition in the U.S. Reports of both clusters are published in the Archives of Ophthalmology. An editorial note preceding the articles refers to the recent withdrawal by Bausch & Lomb of its ReNu...

2006-05-19 14:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control backed the decision by Bausch & Lomb Inc. to recall its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, which has been linked to dozens of cases of a serious eye infection, the company said on Friday. The company said the report should restore confidence in its other lens care products, which had been under increasing scrutiny since the outbreak of cases of Fusarium keratitis, a fungal infection that can lead to...

2006-05-19 14:10:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control backed the decision by Bausch & Lomb Inc. to recall its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, which has been linked to cases of a serious eye infection, the company said on Friday. The company said the report should restore confidence in its other lens care products, which had been under increasing scrutiny since the outbreak of cases of Fusarium keratitis, a fungal infection that can lead to blindness. "The...

2006-05-17 13:00:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Troubled eye products maker Bausch & Lomb Inc. said on Wednesday it had discussed initial case reports with U.S. regulators within days of receiving a report in February of an unusual spike of serious eye infections in Singapore. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released an inspection report on one of Bausch & Lomb's plants that noted the company had not reported the issue to the agency within the mandatory 30-day time frame. In its inspection...

2006-05-15 08:50:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb Inc. on Monday said it has extended a recall of its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution to all markets worldwide, saying the product may increase the risk of acquiring a rare but potentially blinding eye infection. The company concluded "some aspect of the MoistureLoc formula may be increasing the relative risk of Fusarium infection in unusual circumstances," Bausch Chief Executive Ronald Zarrella said in a statement Monday. Company officials...

2006-05-12 14:37:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials have now confirmed 122 cases of a fungal infection that may be related to contact lens use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Officials are still investigating if any specific factors may raise the risk of the infection, called Fusarium keratitis, the CDC said. The outbreak has hurt the fortunes of Bausch & Lomb Inc., as many patients have reported using Bausch's ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution.

2006-05-12 14:35:00

WASHINGTON -- U.S. health officials have now confirmed 122 cases of a fungal infection that may be related to contact lens use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Officials are still investigating if any specific factors may raise the risk of the infection, called Fusarium keratitis, the CDC said. The outbreak has hurt the fortunes of Bausch & Lomb Inc., as many patients have reported using Bausch's ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution.


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