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Article ID: 329

Cheap, soy-based antibodies prevent genital herpes in mice

Johns Hopkins University

Researchers have found that soybean-produced monoclonal antibodies prevent the spread of the genital herpes virus in mice.

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4-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 324

Woman Gives Husband Early Holiday Gift -- A New Liver

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

In a pioneering surgery performed yesterday by University Hospital's transplant team, a 45-year-old woman donated most of her liver to her husband. The surgery is the region's first case of living non-related liver transplantation. Both patients are doing well.

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4-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 321

Attacking Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes: A Novel Approach

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the Endocrine Society invite you to join leading experts in a discussion about a new approach in Type 2 Diabetes management. Learn how patients can better control their disease and avoid the life-threatening complications such as blindness, stroke, kidney failure and heart attack.

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4-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 320

UIC Advances Scholarship in Disability

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has launched the new department of disability and human development, which offers a master's degree program and, in collaboration with two other departments, the nation's first Ph.D. program in disability studies.

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4-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 318

Home Births Cheaper, Safer than Hospital Deliveries

Centre College

Low-risk home births are cheaper and safer than deliveries in hospitals and birthing centers, according to a recent study by Centre College professor David Anderson. He and certified nurse midwife Rondi Anderson have written an article that will appear in the Jan.-Feb. issue of the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery.

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4-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10266

Disease Mechanism in Hereditary Dementia

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new study reveals pivotal characteristics of the disease mechanism underlying a hereditary dementia similar to and often confused clinically with Alzheimer's disease.

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3-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10263

Laser and MRI Improve Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Early detection of breast cancer can be followed with a non-scarring breast lumpectomy says a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher. This week Harms reported the outcome of 15 patients who in the last year received an outpatient, laser procedure-rather than the incision-type surgery--to remove early and sometimes middle stages of cancerous breast tumors.

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3-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 10262

Maternal Cells Boost Success of Certain Kidney Transplant

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine

Working from the intriguing case of a young recipient who showed little sign of graft rejection long after stopping anti-rejection drugs, scientists at University of Wisconsin Medical School have reported that kidney transplant success rates could be significantly improved by incorporating maternal tissue types into the donor selection process in the Dec. 3 New England Journal of Medicine.

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3-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10260

More Autopsies Needed for Research

Cedars-Sinai

Despite the benefits of autopsy - better information on cause of death, efficacy of treatment and undiagnosed disease - the U.S. rate has dropped from nearly 50 percent to fewer than 10 percent, according to a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researcher.

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3-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10257

New Device to Preserve Potency

NYU Langone Health

NYU Hospitals Center is the leading center in the New York metropolitan area and nationwide testing a new device that helps preserve sexual potency in men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer.

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3-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST

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