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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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Article ID: 10148

Quick Cooling after a Stroke Benefits Outcome

American Heart Association (AHA)

Abnormally high body temperature within 24 hours of having a stroke may increase risk for death, according to a study in this month's Stroke. Reducing body temperature after a stroke can reduce the death rate from stroke, according to another study in the same issue.

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Article ID: 10147

Weekly Consumption of Wine May Cut Stroke Risk

American Heart Association (AHA)

While prior studies suggest that moderate amounts of alcohol consumption may reduce one's risk for having a stroke, a new report says that wine -- not beer or spirits -- may have the most protective effect.

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3-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10242

Pregnancy Makes Women Smarter

University of Richmond

Hormones released during pregnancy and nursing dramatically enrich parts of the brain involved in learning and memory. So suggests a study of animals by researchers at the University of Richmond and Randolph Macon College in Virginia.

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2-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 10239

Grapefruit Juice Inactivates Enzyme, Helps Drug Absorption

University of Iowa

There is a secret ingredient in grapefruit juice that helps the body absorb some medications better, even if the form of the drugs have been altered, according to a University of Iowa College of Pharmacy study.

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2-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10238

New Monitoring Techique Checks Thyroid Cancer Without Misery

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A study at Johns Hopkins suggests a new way to safely and effectively detect thyroid cells left-over after cancer therapy.

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2-Dec-1998 12:00 AM EST

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