The practice of sucking blood from a baby’s incision is defended by ultra-Orthodox rabbis, and

While New York City wrestles with the issue, suburban Rockland County — itself home to thousands of Orthodox Jews — seems to have found a solution. One mohel was banned by the city from performing any more circumcisions, but he did not stop. He told the family they would have to find another mohel, the guest recounted. Why is it that in Norway are Jews free to criticize us not Jews endlessly, while criticism of Jews is hate speech? Then the baby, on a white pillow, was carried into the main worship space. Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection following Jewish ritual circumcisions that included direct orogenital suction – New York City, 2000-2011. The rabbi followed those precautions one morning at Brooklyn’s Congregation Shaare Zion, where he circumcised week-old Yosef Sananas.

Which by today’s standards would be gold. Its judges directed the lower court to start over, using a stricter legal standard. “We developed this law … to balance the right of people to practice religion with the requirements of a health agency to protect everybody, especially the most vulnerable. And that means no matter how haredim play this game, they win. Cohn first administered a topical anesthetic, wrapping gauze around the child’s legs to isolate the sterilized area. And the reason I say it is that this fellatio ritual is carried out on infants who are only eight days old, and that means that their immune function is close to nil, which means, in turn, that if they contract herpes simplex virus from the mohel’s filthy mouth, they could die. The administration is hoping that if a baby gets sick, the mohel will agree to be tested and, if there is a DNA match, stop doing circumcisions.

Although the city was required under the state’s Freedom of Information Law to respond within 10 business days, it did not respond until about 20 business days later. Cohn, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor and native of what today is called Slovakia, is chairman of the American Board of Ritual Circumcision, which has certified 90 mohels, says he doubts the oral suction method had anything to do with spreading herpes. Following negotiations, rabbis and the de Blasio administration were able to come to a more community-oriented agreement, in keeping with the mayor’s promise to the Jewish community when he ran for office in 2013. Cohn, 83, said that he would rather go to jail than comply with the consent requirement. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has more on this risk. The Forward also asked to see copies of consent forms with the parents’ names redacted. “As this was a collaborative venture, the practitioners across the metropolitan New York and New Jersey region have convened and put these recommendations into practice,” Alleyne said in an email.

In addition, lab tests have showed that the timing of the infection coincides with the circumcision. In any case, while Rabbi Meiselman’s views on this topic will be anathema to those who accept contemporary medical science and reject his extreme view regarding Chazal’s authority, at least it is consistent with his overall approach. Goldstein, the chief rabbi, said Jews had been circumcising their sons for almost 4000 years. The baby’s cause of death was from “disseminated herpes simplex virus type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction,” said Ellen Borakove, the public affairs director for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Although the reattachment was considered a success by surgeons, it is not known whether the boy will fully recover. Just saying, maybe the government should establish once and for all that religious practices that violate state and federal laws are prohibited. Mr.

Ten required hospitalization. Jewish circumcision practitioner–“from” the criminal settlement called Hadera (one of the earliest Zionist colonies), is sending his students around the ’48 lands to PRACTICE circumcision on the children of Ethiopian and Sudanese refugees. Like the Gaza genocide, the penis mutilation and sucking really shows the nature of the disgusting Jewish race. When he presented the defense in secular court, his testimony was erroneously recorded to mean that Sofer stated it as a general ruling.[55] The Rabbinical Council of America, (RCA) which claims to be the largest American organization of Orthodox rabbis, published an article by mohel Dr Yehudi Pesach Shields in its summer 1972 issue of Tradition magazine, calling for the abandonment of Metzitzah b’peh.[56] Since then the RCA has issued an opinion that advocates methods that do not involve contact between the mohel’s mouth and the open wound, such as the use of a sterile syringe, thereby eliminating the risk of infection.[40] According to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel[57] and the Edah HaChareidis[58] metzitzah b’peh should still be performed. A Herpes Kiss. A prominent Orthodox rabbi and medical ethicist says he is the target of a harassment campaign following his calls to abandon a circumcision-related ritual that may have resulted in an infant’s death.

Oncolytic herpes simplex virus vectors and chemotherapy: are combinatorial strategies more effective for cancer? –

Accordingly, the HSV-tk mutants, dm30-tk and sr39-tk, were inserted into a standard Ad.RSV E1-E3- backbone for use in comparison to the wild-type Ad.HSV-tk in both in vitro and in vivo models. and intracerebral) and spontaneous mammary tumors. Materials and methodsCells and viruses Human breast cancer tissue was obtained from six breast invasive ductal carcinoma patients who had not received chemotherapy but had undergone modified radical mastectomy (obtained from Breast Cancer Center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, China). Cells were infected with mock or viruses at multiplicity of infection (MOI) of 0.1 and 0.01, then incubated in Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium (DMEM; Invitrogen, USA) supplemented with 1% heat-inactivated fetal calf serum. Tu167, U87, IMR32, Vero and n33 cells were grown in Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium (DMEM). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Replication conditional oncolytic herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) may be effective in this regard.

One strategy involves transcriptional regulation of infected cell polypeptide 4 (ICP4).10 ICP4 is essential for the initiation of HSV gene expression and null mutants do not undergo viral replication.11 Two strategies have been used to transcriptionally regulate ICP4, which is present in two copies per HSV genome. Finally, five of 6 mice treated with interleukin-12-expressing oHSV had no evidence of metastatic tumor when euthanized at 6 months, compared to two of 4 mice treated with sterile phosphate buffer solution. Four patients were positive for HSV-1, and two for HSV-2. All patients were monitored for local and systemic adverse effects, and the nodules were excised 14 days after viral injection for histopathological studies. DU145 and PC3 were efficiently destroyed by G207 within 7 days. The duration of local reactions and virus replication suggested that dosing every 2 to 3 weeks was appropriate. In immune-competent animals, G207 is acting as an in situ tumor vaccine.


The use of LPR resulted in a substantial increase of the gene expression level compared with the equivalent pDNA in the human lung cancer NCI-H460 carcinoma. The digested tissue was strained with a 40-μm strainer, the cell suspension was washed with PBS and the red blood cells were lysed. Since prostate cancer cells do not contain these inhibitory miRNAs, viral replication could occur without restraint, inducing strong oncolytic effects. We found that B-myb is present in experimental PDAC and tumors, and is overexpressed in patients’ tumors, as compared with normal adjacent pancreas. One such novel and potentially widely applicable approach involves stimulation of host immune effector mechanisms10,11 using gene transfer techniques to deliver immunostimulatory cytokines to solid tumors.12,13,14 Production of cytokines in proximity to putative tumor antigens has been shown experimentally to result in antitumor immunity that prevents subsequent development of cancer.12,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22 Recent animal studies from this laboratory have shown that neoadjuvant treatment of established, solitary liver tumors with modified, replication incompetent herpes simplex virus (HSV) encoding the interleukin-12 (IL-12) gene resulted in high levels of gene expression within the tumor and significantly reduced the incidence of tumor recurrence after resection.23 However, this study showed no significant response of the parent tumor, which remains a major limitation of this treatment strategy. To obtain a suitable strain of HSV-1 for therapy we screened 17 fresh clinical isolates and selected one that grew to a high titer in vitro. The metabolic activity of infected cells was determined by NADP/NADPH assay.

A panel of chemically diverse HDAC inhibitors were tested at three different doses (LD50) for their ability to modulate the replication of oHSV in breast cancer cells. Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody against VEGFA, which inhibits angiogenesis and therefore tumor growth. The serum samples of these individuals and age matched controls (2:1) from the cohort were analyzed for HSV-2 antibodies. Albelda, and Katherine L. Fu et al., Mol. Heterodimeric IL-12 was expressed and secreted after IL-12 defective vector infection of tumor cells. Connect to ProQuest Once connected, you can view documents in full as well as cite, email or print them.

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is common in patients receiving cytotoxic therapy for cancer. METHODS: BE3 esophageal adenocarcinoma cells were infected with NV1066 in vitro to determine cell kill and viral replication. With the aim of improving this therapeutic system, we compared the potential efficacy of adenoviral (Ad) vectors expressing enhanced tk mutants in vitro and in vivo. Apoptosis is a complex process, offering many target sites at which it could be inhibited. Either your web browser doesn’t support Javascript or it is currently turned off. Either your web browser doesn’t support Javascript or it is currently turned off. Either your web browser doesn’t support Javascript or it is currently turned off.

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