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Article ID: 25009

Survival Rates Multiple Myeloma Patients Treated with Thalomid

Makovsky + Company

A published study reports two-year event-free and overall survival rates of 20 percent and 48 percent respectively in a follow up of a phase II trial of 169 advanced and refractory multiple myeloma patients given THALOMID(r) (thalidomide) as a single agent treatment.

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Article ID: 25008

Green Tea May Offer Some Protection from Breast Cancer

Boston University

Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health have shown that compounds found in green tea may offer some protection from development of breast cancer.

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Article ID: 25004

Alzheimer's Alliance Focuses on Patient Care, Research

UNT Health Science Center

Providing the best care for Alzheimer's patients and finding a cure to the debilitating disease are the focus of a new alliance between two Texas institutions.

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Article ID: 25003

International Public Health Collaboration

UNT Health Science Center

The School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center has established a formal partnership with its counterpart at the University of Chile, the first step toward possible joint activities.

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Article ID: 24999

Virtual Reality Helps Astronauts Adapt to Life in Space

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

National Space Biomedical Research Institute researchers are developing a virtual-reality training tool for astronauts to alleviate disorientation problems, which can lead to confusion when performing simple tasks such as finding their way in the multiple compartments of the International Space Station.

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Article ID: 24947

Therapy Hinders AIDS Virus from Evolving Drug Resistance

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and two other institutions have found that low levels of HIV-1 virus in the blood of children and adults undergoing a common combination drug therapy does not necessarily indicate the virus is becoming resistant to these life-prolonging medications.

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Article ID: 24985

Herbal Products Users Rely on Friends and Family for Advice

Mayo Clinic

A survey of Minneapolis-St. Paul adult residents found that those who use herbal products to treat or prevent an array of health conditions appear to rely predominantly on family and friends for information, according to an article in the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Article ID: 24986

High Tech and High Touch: Wireless Technology for Physicians

Cedars-Sinai

A growing number of physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are consulting their Palm Pilots these days in order to access a patient's medical information from anywhere -- 24 hours a day. What they learn enables them to make time-sensitive medical decisions affecting their patients' care.

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Article ID: 24983

Leb Valley Prof Wants Congress to Say "No" to New Drug Plan

Dick Jones Communications

Congress is voting this week on legislation designed to reduce costs of prescription drugs by easing import restrictions. It may also bring more unsafe medication to the country according to Salvatore Cullari, professor and chair of psychology at Lebanon Valley College.

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Plants May be the Future for Diabetes and Breast Cancer Cures

Virginia Tech

Type 2 diabetes and breast cancer are targets in two research projects that take advantage of Virginia Tech's strengths in the areas of biotechnology, health, and plant and animal sciences. One project addresses how a plant can produce a human enzyme used in the treatment of diabetes while the other is testing a new compound that could combat breast cancer.

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