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Scientists Identify Key Protein Involved In Progressive Blindness

University of Michigan

University of Michigan scientists are part of an international team of researchers who have identified a protein that---when absent or defective because of genetic mutations---causes a disease called Usher syndrome.

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13-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Kidney Donor Recovers Quickly After First-Of-Its-Kind Procedure

University of Michigan

The technique used to remove the kidney is a variation on laparoscopy, a form of surgery in which the doctor operates through small incisions with specially designed instruments.

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13-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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UT Southwestern and Komen Foundation to offer breast-care fellowship

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Center for Breast Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation have teamed up to offer a new one-year fellowship for physicians interested in the multispecialty care of breast-cancer patients.

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13-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Psychiatrists Put Patient Rights First

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

The rights of persons with mental disorders come first in psychiatric research, according to American Psychiatric Association (APA) testimony today before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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12-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Review of Alternative Cancer Treatments

Whatever It Takes

Can garlic help battle cancer? What about Maitake mushrooms. Or soy? For the first time, oncologists and researchers will be analyzing data involving these and other so-called "alternative" treatments at an event co-sponsored by N.I.H.

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12-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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In fight against cramps, sweat collectors glow with determination

Mississippi State University

Researchers at Mississippi State University are busy collecting perspiration samples in an effort to link excess sodium loss through sweating to chronic cramping among athletes.

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12-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes

University of Michigan

Changes in student attitudes about marijuana, not a general rise in rebellious or delinquent behavior among the teen-age children of baby boomers, are driving recent increases in the use of the drug. One of the key findings from a University of Michigan analysis of the reasons behind historic fluctuations.

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Patient Doing Well After Rare Simultaneous Liver/CABG Surgery

University of Illinois at Chicago

A 59-year-old patient who underwent a rare simultaneous liver transplant and coronary artery bypass surgery is doing exremely well a year later. His case is featured in a recent issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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11-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Lighthouse Convenes National Experts to Share Latest Research on Macular Degeneration

Lighthouse International

Lighthouse and other leading researchers, ophthalmologists and professionals from across the country will present key findings on Friday, June 12, 1998, about recent advances in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of vision loss among Americans over age 60.

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11-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Prostate Cancer Web Site Launched by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

AstraZeneca

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals has launched a new prostate cancer educational web site (www.prostateinfo.com) for individuals and medical professionals who are affected by prostate cancer.

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11-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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