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Article ID: 19421

Modified HIV, Delivering and Regulating Gene Therapy

University of North Carolina Health Care System

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, may be adapted for use in gene therapy to treat genetic diseases and disorders of the immune system, even including AIDS, according to a scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Article ID: 19419

Breast Cancer, Abnormal Stress Hormone Levels, Death

Stanford University School of Medicine

Women with advanced breast cancer who have abnormal daytime levels of cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, are significantly more likely to die sooner than patients with normal levels of the hormone, Stanford researchers report in a newly published study.

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Article ID: 19373

Drug Reminders Trigger Changes in Brain Learning Centers

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine

Mere memory of drug use can alter an area of the brain -- the prefrontal cortex -- not traditionally implicated in addiction, say University of Wisconsin psychiatry researchers (Synapse, 8-00).

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Article ID: 19413

Men with Conflicts About Weight, Food, Appearance

University of Iowa

"Making Weight: Men's Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance" aims to help men understand that fat is no longer only a feminist issue. The book's co-writers are a leading expert on male eating disorders, an author of many eating disorder books, and a psychiatrist who is recovered from both compulsive exercise and an eating disorder.

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Article ID: 19412

AEGON Awards Hopkins $2 Million for Cancer Research

Johns Hopkins Medicine

AEGON has committed $2 million to Johns Hopkins for prostate and breast cancer research. The Oncology Center will split the funds with the Free University Oncology Research Institute in Amsterdam for a collaborative research project.

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Article ID: 19394

Pharmaceutical Scientists, Therapies for New Millennium

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

More than 7,500 pharmaceutical scientists will gather in Indianapolis, October 29-November 2, at the 2000 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to explore Unmet Medical Needs: Therapies for the New Millennium.

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Article ID: 19363

Heart Disease, Elevated Blood Triglycerides

American Heart Association (AHA)

In the first study of its kind in families, researchers have shown that elevated triglycerides -- a blood fat -- sharply increase a person's risk of dying from a heart attack, even if a person's blood cholesterol is normal (Circulation, 6-19-00).

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Article ID: 19390

Nurses' Strike at Stanford and Packard Hospitals

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford and Packard hospitals are dismayed that while the nurses' union was still at the bargaining table Friday, union spokespeople were informing the media that talks had collapsed.

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Article ID: 19381

Clue to Diabetes-Heart Disease Link

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

An abnormality in a protein that helps clear fat from the blood may explain the greatly increased risk of heart disease that people with diabetes face, according to research published by Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (6-00).

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Article ID: 19380

Texas Falls Short in Immunization Rates

Texas Tech University

Only 71 to 90 percent of 2-year-olds in the U.S. are fully immunized, and according to a study just released by the Institute of Medicine Committee, that number is too low; only 73 percent of children in Texas are fully immunized, making Texas one of the four lowest ranking states in coverage.

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