catabacter hongkongensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from blood cultures of patients from hong kong and canada.four bacterial isolates were recovered from the blood cultures of four patients, two of whom were from hong kong and two of whom were from canada. the two hong kong strains were isolated from a 48-year-old man with intestinal obstruction and secondary sepsis (strain hku16t) and from a 39-year-old man with acute appendicitis (strain hku17), while the two canadian strains were isolated from a 74-year-old man with biliary sepsis (strain ca1) and from a 66-year-old woman with metastatic carcinoma an ...200717122022
human embryo cloning prohibited in hong kong.since the birth of dolly (the cloned sheep) in 1997, debates have arisen on the ethical and legal questions of cloning-for-biomedical-research (more commonly termed "therapeutic cloning") and of reproductive cloning using human gametes. hong kong enacted the human reproductive technology ordinance (cap 561) in 2000. section 15(1)(e) of this ordinance prohibits the "replacing of the nucleus of a cell of an embryo with a nucleus taken from any other cell," i.e., nucleus substitution. section 15(1) ...200516331533
alkanindiges hongkongensis sp. nov. a novel alkanindiges species isolated from a patient with parotid abscess.a bacterium was isolated from the abscess pus of a 72-year-old patient with warthin's tumor and parotid abscess. the cells were aerobic, non-motile, gram-negative but difficult to be destained, non-sporulating, coccobacillus. the bacterium grew poorly on sheep blood agar and macconkey agar as non-hemolytic colonies of 0.5 mm in diameter after 24h of incubation at 37 degrees c in ambient air. growth was enhanced by tween 80. it produces catalase but not cytochrome oxidase. sequencing of the clone ...200515997704
characterization of a human h9n2 influenza virus isolated in hong kong.two h9n2 viruses were isolated, for the first time, from humans in hong kong in 1999. isolation of influenza viruses with a novel subtype of the hemagglutinin (ha) drew attention of health care authorities worldwide from the view of pandemic preparedness. sequence analysis of the ha genes reveals that ha of a/hong kong/1073/99 (h9n2) is most closely related to that of a/quail/hk/g1/97 (h9n2) that contains the internal genes similar to those of hong kong/97 (h5n1) viruses. phylogenetic and antige ...200111567756
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