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Brain, Damage, Neuropsychiatric, Disorders, Oxidative, Stress, Neurodegeneration, Aging

International Symposium on Oxidative Stress and Brain Damage

The University of Illinois at Chicago will host the Second International Symposium on Oxidative Stress and Brain Damage Sept. 26-28 at the Hotel Inter-Continental, 505 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois. The focus is neuropsychiatric disorders.

Medicine

Ophthalmology, Corneal, Transplant, Rejection, Vaccine

Oral Vaccine That Prevents Corneal-Transplant Rejection tested at UT Southwestern

Ophthalmologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have developed an oral vaccine that may prevent rejection of corneal transplants, the most common type of tissue transplant.

Medicine

Neurology, Headache, Exercise, Heart, Disease, Migraine

Headaches During Exercise May Be Sign of Heart Disease

Headaches that begin during exercise and go away with rest may be a sign of heart disease, according to a report in the September issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Embargoed For Release Until Monday, September 22, 1997.

Medicine

Estrogen, Quickly, Reduces, Lipoprotein(A), bad, Cholesterol

Estrogen quickly reduces lipoprotein (a) - one of the "bad cholesterols" - but "how" remains a mystery

Estrogen replacement therapy used to help relieve menopausal symptoms quickly reduces the amount of lipoprotein (a), one of the "bad cholesterols" in the blood, say researchers reporting in this month's American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Business

New, President, Inaugurated, Babson, College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Former Wall Street Executive and Darden Dean Inaugurated as President of Babson College

The business school environment has never been more competitive and students have higher expections of their schools that must be met, said former Wall Street executive and academic leader Leo I. Highdon, Jr., during his inauguration as tenth president of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. Babson is recognized internationally for its strength in entrepreneurial management education.

Science

MARS, Magnetic, Field, Global, Surveyor, Magnetometer, Electron, Reflectrometer

Mars Researcher Available To Discuss Magnetic Field

Paul Cloutier, Rice University professor of space physics and astronomy, is a co-investigator on the Mars Global Surveyor team that announced Wednesday that the red planet has a magnetic field.

Science

Counterfeit Deterrence, System, Tracer, Detection

ORNL technology helping N.Y. company battle piracy

A new counterfeit-deterrencsystem has been developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technology is based on a non-chemical tagging agent that is difficult to duplicate but easy to scan using a simple optical scanner.

Medicine

Ultrasound Assisted, Lipoplasty, UAL, Plastic, Surgery, Cosmetic, Study, Patients

Study Shows Increase in Effectiveness of Lipoplasty

Through the utilization of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), plastic surgery procedures for body contouring are being refined and augmented, according to two studies to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), September 20-24 in San Francisco, Calf. The evolving role of UAL in body contouring and its relation to traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty (SAL) was examined in one study; another study showed the benefit of using UAL for removing contour irregularities or tightening skin in patients who previously had conventional lipoplasty.

Medicine

Plastic, Surgery, Melanoma, Research, Vitamin, Tumor, Wound, Healing

Research In Mice Indicates Potential Benefits of Vitamin A for Malignant Melanoma

Supplemental vitamin A may provide therapeutic benefits in the treatment of malignant melanoma, according to a study to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), September 20-24 in San Francisco, Calf. Vitamin A, which possesses both wound healing and anti-tumor actions, causes the body to encapsulate tumors which can then be removed surgically. This study of three groups of mice was designed to determine the effect of vitamin A on the presence and size of tumors.

Medicine

Breast, Reduction, Plastic, Surgery, Cancer, Adolescent, Women, Research

New Studies of Breast Reduction Surgery Increase Knowledge of the Benefits

New research confirms that breast reduction surgery may provide benefits other than a smaller size, according to two studies to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), September 20-24 in San Francisco, Calf. One study examined whether women who have breast reduction surgery are at greater or lesser risk for developing breast cancer than other women; another prospective study demonstrated that breast reduction surgery may offer significant social and psychological benefits for adolescent girls.







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