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2012-04-30 15:58:09

University of Calgary researcher edits special issue on disease fighting properties of lactoferrin Hans Vogel, a professor in the biological sciences department, is the guest editor of a special issue of the journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology that focuses on lactoferrin, an important iron-binding protein with many health benefits. "Some people describe this protein as the 'Swiss army knife' of the human host defense system," says Vogel. "We now know that lactoferrin has many...

2009-10-07 09:46:30

Very low birth-weight newborns who received the milk protein lactoferrin alone or in combination with a probiotic had a reduced incidence of late-onset sepsis, according to a study in the October 7 issue of JAMA. "Infections are the most common cause of death in premature infants and a major threat for poor outcomes," the authors write. Late-onset sepsis, i.e., infections arising after the perinatal period (immediately before and after birth), mainly occur in the hospital and affect 21...

2008-10-02 12:05:27

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) - No domestically sold baby food or formulas have been found to contain the industrial chemical that has so far killed four infants in China, the government said Thursday. The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said it has collected a total of 40 dairy-based products made by five companies and found no traces of melamine in the 19 tested so far. The remaining 21 are being...

2008-10-02 03:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) - No domestically sold baby formula has been found to contain the industrial chemical that has so far killed four infants in China, the government said Thursday. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said it checked all 11 baby formulas that used imported lactoferrin protein from New Zealand, but found no traces of the harmful chemical melamine. Lactoferrin is commonly used in baby...

2008-06-17 00:00:31

The Scandinavian-based drug development company Lytix Biopharma revealed more information on its lead anti-cancer molecule Oncopore at BIO 2008 in San Diego. The first of a novel class of drugs, Oncopore is based on an anti-cancer pharmacophore of lactoferrin and is the result of systematic QSAR work and extensive preclinical studies. According to Lytix Biopharma CEO 0ystein Rekdal this is an important milestone for the company: "Oncopore is the company`s first oncology product for...

2004-11-27 15:00:09

A milk protein that dramatically improves bone density in laboratory tests offers hope to the tens of thousands of women and men who suffer from debilitating osteoporosis. Auckland University's osteoporosis research group has found that lactoferrin -- a protein found in milk -- not only boosts bone growth, but also inhibits the natural breakdown of bone. Associate Professor Jill Cornish, whose results were presented at a conference in Melbourne on Wednesday night, said much research had...

2004-11-26 09:00:11

NZ researchers discover lactoferrin for osteoporosis treatment WELLINGTON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand researchers have discovered remarkable bone-building properties in the milk protein lactoferrin, which could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis. Auckland's Osteoporosis Research Group has found that the milk protein, already produced commercially by New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and the Tatua dairy company, not only inhibits bone breakdown but boosts bone growth four times...


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Herman The Bull
2013-10-02 08:47:12

Herman the Bull was the first genetically modified or transgenic bovine in the world. The publication of Herman’s creation caused an ethical storm. At the early embryo stage, Herman was genetically engineered within a laboratory by Gen Pharm International of Mountain View, California. Scientists microinjected cells with the human gene coding for lactoferrin. The Dutch Parliament changed law in December of 1992 to enable Herman to reproduce. Eight calves were born in 1994 following a...

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