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Article ID: 26786

Update: MMWR; Public Health Questions About Anthrax

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The Acting Deputy Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases CDC, will discuss this week's MMWR and current information about the anthrax investigations. Please note: CDC telebriefings will now be held daily Monday - Friday at noon. Same dial-in number and discussion name.

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Article ID: 26745

Drug Shown to Slow the Growth of Prostate Cancer Tumors in Mice

Cedars-Sinai

A new experimental drug has been found to slow the growth of prostate cancer tumors in laboratory studies conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The findings, presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference may lead to a new way to treat prostate cancer, a disease that strikes about 198,000 men each year.

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Article ID: 26777

PET Neuroimaging Reveals How Cocaine Addiction Develops

Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University

Neuroscientists have for the first time used positron emission tomography (PET) neuroimaging to measure the acute effects of cocaine on blood flow in the brains of awake rhesus monkeys. Furthermore, scientists have determined that a particular compound, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor called alaproclate, blocks the brain activation induced by cocaine.

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Article ID: 26773

Wtc Cough Expert to Speak in Philadelphia During Chest 2001

Spectrum Science Communications

NYFD Deputy Chief Medical will present a status update on the health of rescue workers who worked during the September 11 tragedy.

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Article ID: 26772

Disaster Management and Bioterrorism Addressed

Spectrum Science Communications

Sessions at Annual CHEST 2001 Scientific Assembly address terrorism preparation for clinicians.

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Article ID: 26771

The Chest Foundation on the Scene in Philly - Chest 2001

Spectrum Science Communications

The CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), has a wide variety of community-based activities planned during CHEST 2001, the annual scientific assembly of the ACCP.

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Article ID: 26770

Eli Lilly and Company Endows Scholar to Create Clinical Education Projects

Spectrum Science Communications

Looking to improve patient care with innovative ideas to address public health and policy issues, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); The CHEST Foundation, the ACCP's philanthropic arm; and Eli Lilly and Company have joined together to create the Eli Lilly and Company Distinguished Scholar in Critical Care Medicine program.

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Article ID: 26769

Chest Foundation Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Spectrum Science Communications

This year at the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) 67th annual scientific meeting, The CHEST Foundation plans a strong medley of outreach activities to underscore its efforts to end tobacco use, educate the public about asthma, and raise awareness of end-of-life care issues. Taking place in Philadelphia the first week of November, the Foundation's events will educate the public about lung health issues and recognize clinical research and pro bono services of ACCP members.

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Article ID: 26760

New Book Looks at Quality of Life

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The impact chronic illnesses such as asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and their treatments can have on a child's quality of life is the subject of a new book...

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Article ID: 26758

Scientists Identify Cells Necessary for Tumor Angiogenesis

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University have discovered that tumor angiogenesis occurs when precursor cells from the bone marrow are mobilized and recruited by VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) stem cells to the tumor blood vessels.

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