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Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Gene Therapy, SGO

New Gene Therapy Aims at Cancer Cells

Eight medical researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Use Gene Therapy to Destroy Malignant Cells Found in Cervical and Ovarian Cancers.


Ovarian Cancer, Chemotherapy, SGO, Cell Transplantation

Revolutionary Cell Transplant for Ovarian Cancer

Effort to Enhance the Effectiveness of Chemotherapy for Persistent Ovarian Cancer lead by Robert A. Bayer, MD, from the Loyola University Medical Center, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Study of 100 Women Reveals That Patients with High Dose Chemotherapy with a Bone Marrow or Blood Cell Transplant May Respond Best to Drug Treatments.


Estrogen, SGO, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Breast Cancer

Estrogen May Be Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors

Retrospective Analysis of 145 Breast Cancer Survivors from Across the Nation Finds Beneficial Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Activate Tumor Growth.


Ahcpr, Shalala, Eisenberg, HHS, Administrator

Hhs Secretary Appoints New Ahcpr Administrator

HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala today announced the appointment of John M. Eisenberg, M.D., M.B.A., as Administrator of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR).


Breast, Cancer, Henry, FORD, Lymph, node

New Breast Cancer Test Gives Women New Hope

Henry Ford Health System surgeons are offering women with breast cancer a new surgical procedure that not only leaves women with less pain than traditional methods but also helps doctors determine, more accurately, if the breast cancer has spread.


Education, Biology, Cd Rom

Teaching Techniques on CD-Rom

Imagine the effect on scientific literacy if every college teacher could turn at will to a Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on biodiversity and gifted lecturer to explain biology fundamentals to undergraduates.


Oncology, Genetics, Cancer, Brain, Prostate, Breast, Tumor, P Ten

Brain, Breast, And Prostate Cancer Gene Identified

NEW YORK, NY- Researchers at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, have identified a new tumor suppressor gene, known as P-TEN, involved in a large percentage of brain, breast, and prostate cancers. The newly discovered tumor suppressor gene is one of more than a dozen known to be involved in a large variety of cancers. The discovery could lead to better tests for early detection and more effective treatments. The finding is reported in the March 28 issue of the journal, Science. Embargoed 3-27-97 4 p.m.


Comet, Hale Bopp, Astronomy, Hubble, Hopkins

New Hale-Bopp Information Surprises Astronomers

A yearlong series of Hubble Space Telescope observations of comet Hale-Bopp has revealed surprising new information about comet structure. The findings will be described in the March 28 issue of "Science." Embargoed until 4 p.m. EST on March 27.


Cats, Obesity, Overweight, Veterinary, Cornell, Study, Diabetes

Overweight Cats Risk Disease and Premature Death

Overweight cats are more likely to suffer diabetes, lameness and non-allergic skin conditions, according to a Cornell University veterinary study that followed obese felines for four years. About 25 percent of 2,000 cats in the study were overweight when the study began, and some didn't survive for the follow-up.


Patent, Materials, Science, Aircraft, Composite

Perforation-Resistant Material Receives Patent

A new material developed at Virginia Tech has the potential to strengthen structures such as airplane wings and fuselage as well as the armor in cars and tanks.

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