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Article ID: 5297

New Treatments for Common GI Conditions

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Press conference from the American College of Gastroenterology to discuss new research and treatments for common GI conditions: heartburn, GERD, ulcers, Chron's disease. Available via telephone.

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31-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5296

GI Experts Debate Post Phen/Fen Treatments for Obesity

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Post-phen/fen treatment of obesity: surgery or drugs? Experts from the American College of Gastroenterology are available via telephone from the College's Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Article ID: 5293

Discovery of Two-Faced Gene By W&M Researcher May Yield Cancer Clues

College of William and Mary

The discovery of the "two-faced" gene Pax-5 by a William and Mary research is yielding tantalizing new clues about the genesis of some types of cancer. Pax-5 is a member of a group of genes that have the unusual ability to produce multiple proteins with many different functions, some of which may lead to cancer.

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Article ID: 5252

Wider use of 'aspirin-a-day' will save lives of people with cardiovascular disease

American Heart Association (AHA)

If more people would take an aspirin when they experience chest pain or other symptoms of a severe heart attack, 5,000 to 10,000 lives could be saved in the United States each year, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the association's journal Circulation.

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30-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5251

GI Experts Advance Dialogue on Gender-Based Medicine

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Dr. Florence Haseltine of the NIH is heading an expert panel put together by the American College of Gastroenterology to discuss gender-based science and its relevance for research and clinical practice. Interviews are available via telephone.

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30-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5250

New Research Presented on Prevention and Treatment of Colon Cancer: America's #2 Cancer Killer

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

This press conference on colon cancer will be held at the Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. Doctors will review new guidelines for screening from the American Cancer Society and other research. The conference is available via telephone.

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Article ID: 5244

Brain's Serotonin System Declines with Age Shows UPMC Research

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

The serotonin system, an aspect of the brain's neurochemical structure associated with behavior and mood, has been shown to substantially decline with age, according to research with living humans ages 18-76 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and presented this morning at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans.

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Article ID: 5243

Health Care Professionals Can Influence Hope in Cancer Patients, U of Minnesota Study Finds

University of Minnesota

Health care professionals can contribute to or lessen hope in cancer patients by the way they communicate, ultimately influencing the patients' ability to cope with the disease, University of Minnesota Cancer Center researchers have found.

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Article ID: 5242

Gene Therapy Holds Promise For Sickle Cell Disease

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Researchers from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons have demonstrated the long-term transfer and high level long-term expression of the normal human beta globin gene in an animal model for the first time. The study, published in the Nov. 1 issue of Blood, may lead to gene therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, a related disorder.

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Article ID: 5241

UCSD - Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor for Diagnostics and Other Chemical Tests Developed by San Diego Scientists

University of California San Diego

A portable,hand-held biosensor capable of detecting a wide range of medically important chemical reactions has been created by a team of researchers from The Scripps Research Insitute of La Jolla, Calif. and the University of California, San Diego.

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