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Colon, Cancer, Diet, Nutrition

New Colon Cancer Studies Send Wrong Message

Cancer researchers warn that new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine do not suggest people should abandon healthy diets as a means of cancer prevention.

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Cancer, Biology, Science, Research, cell, Matrisian, Chair

Matrisian to Chair New Cancer Biology Department

Lynn Matrisian has been named the first chair of the Cancer Biology Department at Vanderbilt University, the first new basic science department at the medical school in 45 years.

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Cancer, Leukemia, Sportfishing, Marlin, UCSD

Lopiccola Foundation Makes $120,000 Gift to UCSD

The Pete Lopiccola Memorial Foundation has given $120,000 to fund cancer treatment and research at the UCSD Cancer Center; the organization's gifts to treatment and research at the Cancer Center over the past decade total nearly $750,000.

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Tuberculosis, Latent, Treatment, At Risk, Screening, CDC, Rifampin, Pyrazinamide

Revised Treatment and Testing for Latent TB Infection

New guidelines on the testing and treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection issued this month by the American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend several important changes from previously recommended practices.

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Antibody, Interferon, tau, Cancer, Treatment, Autoimmune

Interferon Mutant Wins Invention of the Year Award

A novel interferon tau mutant that three university women -- a researcher, a graduate student and an undergraduate student -- have developed for use in treating various debilitating conditions and deadly diseases has been named an invention of the year at the University of Maryland.

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Acetaminophen, Liver, Injury, cell, Protecting, Genetics, Toxicology, Bcl Xl

Acetaminophen Overpowers Some Cell-Protecting Genes

Very high doses of acetaminophen can cause liver cell death; research shows that acetaminophen has a powerful impact on the expression of the BCL-XL protein, which inhibits cell death in the liver (Archives of Toxicology, 1-00).

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lung, Function, Spirometry, Ethnic, Differences, Asian, European, lung, Cancer, Genetics, Molecular, Smoking, Aging, HRCT

American Thoracic Society: News Tips for April 2000

1- Ethnic differences in pulmonary function between Asian Americans and European Americans; 2- State-of-the-art information on molecular and genetic aspects of lung cancer; 3- Lung density changes from smoking and aging (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 4-00).

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Cancer, Colorectal, Polyps, Fruits, Vegetables, Low Fat

Dietary Changes Don't Prevent Recurrent Polyps

The Polyp Prevention Trial, one of the largest studies aimed at preventing colon cancer by dietary change, came to an unexpected conclusion: there is no evidence that adopting a low-fat, high-fiber, fruit- and vegetable-enriched eating plan reduces the incidence of colorectal cancer (NEJM, 4-20-00).

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Autoimmune, Malanocyte, Protein, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Inflammation

Exclusive License for Anti-Inflammatory Technology

ZYCOS Inc. and The Schepens Eye Research Institute jointly announced April 19 that ZYCOS has acquired from Schepens an exclusive license for its alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (a-MSH)-based technology for treating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

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Ucsd Cancer Center, Melanoma, Cancer

Comprehensive Melanoma Care

UCSD melanoma specialists from a variety of medical disciplines are coming together under a single program to provide comprehensive care to patients at any stage of the disease.







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