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Article ID: 542169

Blood Vessel Inhibitor Shows Promise Against Metastatic Thyroid Cancer

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Thyroid cancer that has spread to distant sites has a poor prognosis, but an experimental drug that inhibits tumor blood vessel formation can slow disease progression in some patients, a research team led by investigators from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports in the July 3rd edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.

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27-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 542275

Best Treatment for MS May Depend on Disease Subtype

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Relatively new drugs now help some patients, but not others, with the most common form of multiple sclerosis. That may be because patients with the same symptoms experience different types of inflammation, suggests a new study in animals from the University of Michigan. If the differences are found in people, future treatments may be tailored to specific subtypes of the disease.

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Article ID: 542216

Post-exercise Caffeine Helps Muscles Refuel

American Physiological Society (APS)

Glycogen, the muscle's primary fuel source during exercise, is replenished more rapidly when athletes ingest both carbohydrate and caffeine following exhaustive exercise. Athletes who ingested caffeine with carbohydrate had 66% more glycogen in their muscles four hours after finishing intense, glycogen-depleting exercise, compared to when they consumed carbohydrate alone.

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    30-Jun-2008 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 542102

With Gestures, Rules of Grammar Remain the Same

University of Chicago

The mind apparently has a consistent way of ordering an event that defies the order in which subjects, verbs, and objects typically appear in languages. Speakers of different languages describe events using the word orders prescribed by their language, but when the same speakers use their hands only, they all use exactly the same order when they gesture.

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    30-Jun-2008 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 542116

Tongue Drive System Assists Persons with Disabilities

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

A new assistive technology allows individuals with disabilities to operate a computer, control a powered wheelchair and interact with their environments simply by moving their tongues. The Tongue Drive system, developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, could help individuals with severe disabilities lead more independent lives.

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26-Jun-2008 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 542143

Hard Work While Fatigued Affects Blood Pressure

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Working hard when fatigued may be admired by many Americans, but it is a virtue that could be harmful to one's health, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The research supports a theory which suggests that exhausted individuals' cardiovascular systems are forced to work harder when they attempt to complete tasks, such as those encountered on the job or at school.

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26-Jun-2008 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 542060

Washington Congressman Calls for Return to American "Science Diplomacy" in the Middle East

CRDF Global

Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA), in an interview with Conversations, is urging the United States to resume its role as, "A leader in science diplomacy" in the Middle East. Rep. Baird is the second member of the House of Representatives to promote science-based diplomacy, following Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), who appeared in a previous edition.

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24-Jun-2008 4:00 PM EDT
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"No Simple Answer" to Role of Science in U.S.-Middle East Relations, Expert Says

CRDF Global

According to Thomas Lippman, adjunct scholar with the Middle East Institute, there are both advantages and accompanying concerns regarding scientific collaboration in the Middle East. Lippman's remarks appear in the latest edition of Conversations (www.crdfconversations.org)"“ an online discussion focused on the transforming impact of science.

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23-Jun-2008 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 541986

Cheap Eats: How to Find Healthy Food During Tough Economic Times

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Are you having a hard time stretching your grocery dollars during the current economic downturn? You're not alone. But before you stop buying fresh fruit, meat, vegetables and other items often perceived as costing a lot, check out these tips from a University of Michigan Health System dietitian. Holly Scherer, R.D., says you don't have to switch to a diet of potato chips, mac and cheese, and fast-food.

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23-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
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    22-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 541837

Stroke Study Reveals Key Target for Improving Treatment

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

For over a decade, the drug tPA has proven its worth as the most effective emergency treatment for the most common kind of stroke, but bleeding risks and a limited time window for treatment have held it back. Now, a new study reveals why tPA has these limitations and gives tantalizing evidence about how a drug currently used to treat leukemia might help.

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