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Article ID: 6896

Motivating muscles: New UD study might help people with paralysis 'stay strong longer'

University of Delaware

People who have suffered paralyzing injuries sometimes can regain limited control of their muscles, thanks to electrical stimulation techniques now under development, but pulse patterns should be varied to help patients stay strong longer, University of Delaware researchers report in the new Journal of Neurophysiology.

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Article ID: 6888

Pitt Researchers Find Way to Block Cellular Growth Pathways and Inhibit Tumor Growth

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

At the annual American Association of Cancer Research meeting in New Orleans, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researchers are presenting exciting evidence from animal models that blocking two cellular growth pathways causes tumor cells to die.

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Article ID: 6887

Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Pass Along Genetic Mutations to Their Babies, According to Pitt Researchers

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Certain mothers who smoke while pregnant are at high risk of passing along genetic damage to their babies, according to study results presented by University of Pittsburgh scientists on Tuesday, March 31, at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in New Orleans.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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