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Article ID: 2098

AHCPR/HIAA Help Consumers Choose Health Plans

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Information released today in print and on the Internet will help consumers choose a health care insurance plan that best meets their needs and help them get the most from their plan.

Released:
28-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 2097

Protein Links Addiction and Long-Term Memory

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a new protein, called Homer, that becomes active in rat brain cells during exposure to cocaine and during a lab model of long-term memory creation.

Released:
28-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 2089

Taking the Sting Out of Summer: National Jewish Medical and Research Center Physician Warns Bee, Wasp, Hornet and Fire Ant Season Fast Approaching

National Jewish Medical and Research Center

Throughout the United States, insects of different shapes and sizes are preparing for a summertime assault. In milder climates like the Northwest and South, bees, wasps, hornets and fire ants already may be out in force. In the East and Midwest, start looking for these insects in April.

Released:
28-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 2088

Researchers Discover Brain Cancer Gene

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 5 p.m., EST, THURSDAY, MARCH 27 HOUSTON -- Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, in collaboration with Myriad Genetics, Inc. of Salt Lake City, have discovered a gene involved in the progression of a fatal form of brain cancer and a number of other cancers.

Released:
28-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 2087

JOB: UC San Diego Seeks Public Info Rep

University of California San Diego

University of California, San Diego seeks Public Information Representative.

Released:
27-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2083

Researchers Share Discoverers Award

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

In a tribute to the value od industry/academic research, PhRMA awarded its 1996 Discoverers Award to the team that developed Exosurf Neonatal, a medicine that gives premature babies a substance they need to breathe.

Released:
27-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2082

PhRMA Industry Profile Details R&D and Challenges

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

The updated Industry Profile, released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), details the research-based pharmaceutical industry's commitment to discovering and developing new medicines, and oulines the major challenges to pharmaceutical research.

Released:
27-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2081

Human BRCA1 Gene Therapy Results Released

Krupa Companies

Preliminary Results from Study of 12 Ovarian Cancer Patients Offers Clues for New Gene Therapy Treatment.

Released:
27-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2080

New Gene Therapy Aims at Cancer Cells

Krupa Companies

Eight medical researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Use Gene Therapy to Destroy Malignant Cells Found in Cervical and Ovarian Cancers.

Released:
27-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2079

Revolutionary Cell Transplant for Ovarian Cancer

Krupa Companies

Effort to Enhance the Effectiveness of Chemotherapy for Persistent Ovarian Cancer lead by Robert A. Bayer, MD, from the Loyola University Medical Center, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Study of 100 Women Reveals That Patients with High Dose Chemotherapy with a Bone Marrow or Blood Cell Transplant May Respond Best to Drug Treatments.

Released:
27-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

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