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Counterfeit Contraceptives Found in South America

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A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.

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University of Kentucky Research on Depression and Parkinson's Disease Published in Psychiatry Research

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found interesting new information in a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Proteins Conspire to Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant to Drug Treatment

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that the interaction between two proteins called BCAR1 and BCAR3 is responsible for resistance to antiestrogen drugs, paving the way for improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

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From Quark Soup to Atoms and Stars

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Scientists using the atom smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed a phase transition different than the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot “soup” of subatomic particles to the atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter.

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Chronic Inflammation May Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Chronic Inflammation Linked to 'High-Grade' Prostate Cancer

Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

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