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Article ID: 6886

Pitt Researchers Find Marker for Bladder Cancer

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researchers are reporting at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in New Orleans that they have found the first specific marker that distinguishes tissues from individuals with bladder cancer from those without disease and that can be easily isolated from urine.

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31-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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    30-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6984

Volumetrics Medical Imaging Inc. Unveils First Commercial Real-Time Volumetric Ultrasound System

Volumetrics Medical Imaging

The first fundamental breakthrough in diagnostic ultrasound in more than a decade was introduced today at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Atlanta. The Model 1, real-time volumetric ultrasound imaging system, developed by Volumetrics Medical Imaging, Inc. of Durham, N.C., provides instantaneous, quantifiable ultrasound scans of a whole organ, rather than a single slice.

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30-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6976

Heart Failure Study Shows High Doses of Ace Inhibitor Zestril (Lisinopril) Provide Significant Therapeutic Benefits

AstraZeneca

For the five million Americans who suffer from congestive heart failure, a new study shows that patients taking high doses of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor Zwstril (lisinopril) may live longer and be hospitalized less often than those on low dose therapy. The results were announced today at the 47th Annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session.

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30-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6975

New Test Opens Window on Corrosive Free-Radical Activity in Individuals

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Do antioxidant vitamins protect healthy people from free-radical damage? Can some diseases be slowed or reversed with antioxidants? Perhaps surprisingly, no measurement technique has existed to easily and directly assess the corrosive effects in individuals of these highly reactive types of oxygen. Now, scientists have developed such a test.

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30-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6882

Natural Sugar-Phosphate Compound Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment; University of Maryland Researcher Halts Growth, Shrinks Liver Tumors

University of Maryland, Baltimore

What if a common, naturally occurring substance could shrink tumors, stop their growth, even make cancer cells normal again? A University of Maryland researcher is finding that it can.

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26-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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    30-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6868

Gene therapy findings updated: Treatment used in patients with blocked leg vessels

American Heart Association (AHA)

DALLAS, March 31 -- A gene therapy approach to circumvent leg blood vessels obstructed by atherosclerosis that was reported last fall at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions has been successfully extended to a larger group of patients.

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30-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6972

New Pathway Offers Hope for Anti-Cancer Agents

Temple University Health System

Two separate pathways are now associated with the growth of human tumors. The Src-STAT-3 pathway plays a critical role in the proliferation of human breast, prostate, ovarian and lung cancer cells. This discovery will offer researchers a target for the development of new diagnostic tests and anti-cancer agents.

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30-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6986

Subject to Intense Scientific Scrutiny, Emotions Appear More Important Than Ever

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine

Scientists from around the world will gather at the University of Wisconsin, April 17-18, to discuss their latest findings demonstrating the biological underpinnings of emotion, and the profound effects positive and negative feelings can have on human health. The latest technological advances used to identify brain systems associated with different emotions will also be described.

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28-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6979

Recent School Violence Is Wake-Up Call for the Nation

Mental Health America

"The Arkansas schoolyard shooting and other recent acts of school violence are a wake-up call to the nation about our children," said Michael Faenza, President and CEO of the National Mental Health Association.

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28-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6978

Mental Health Parity Would be Boon to Millions of Americans with Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders

Mental Health America

"Full parity is cheap and good public policy precisely because behavioral health treatments work. Treatment restores functioning at home, work and school, reducing other social costs by improving lives," said Michael Faenza, President and CEO of the National Mental Health Association.

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28-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST

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