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Article ID: 136

FDA, EMEA to Review Applications for New Hemophilia A Treatment

Porter Novelli, New York

Genetics Institute and Wyeth-Ayerst announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) have accepted for review a Biologics License Application (BLA) and a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for ReFacto(R) Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), an albumin-free formulated recombinant factor VIII product for the treatment of hemophilia A.

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 135

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General speaks at booksigning

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Joycelyn Elders, M.D., spoke about her former position as the United States Surgeon General at a book signing at her alma mater, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 134

National Science Board to Solicit Public Input on Science Education

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Board (NSB) will hold a public hearing in Los Angeles on May 29 to investigate the value of informal science education activities (such as zoos, science museums, television programs, community organizations, and interactive Internet sites).

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 133

New Vancomycin Structure May Point to Path for Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In March, a New York man became the first U.S. person to die from infection by a bacteria resistant to vancomycin, the powerful antibiotic physicians turn to when others fail. Now, scientists report discovery of a novel form of vancomycin that advances the search for more effective versions of the antibiotic.

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 132

Testosterone levels rise in fans of winning teams

University of Utah

Men who watch their favorite sports team compete and win experience the same type of testosterone surges as the players.

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 131

Experimental Blood Tests Predicts Heart Disease Risk From New Form of Cholesterol

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Every year millions of people with "normal" cholesterol levels suffer chest pain or heart attacks. A UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas study indicates these individuals may suffer from a high concentration of a type of cholesterol not detected with conventional screenings.

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 130

Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Greater Risk During Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Medical researchers have established a link between second-hand tobacco smoke and serious breathing problems for children who receive general anesthesia. Girls are at greater risk, especially those whose mothers have a lower level of education, according to a study published in the May 1998 scientific journal Anesthesiology, the scientific publication of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 129

Unique Traditions Mark Mount Holyoke College's Commencement

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College, one of the oldest lberal arts colleges for women in the United States, will again celebrate this year's commencement with a number of unique traditions--including a parade with ties to the Women's Suffrage Movement--which have been established over the College's 161 year history.

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19-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 7645

FDA Approves Prometrium (Progesterone, USP) Capsules

Fleishman-Hillard, New York

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Prometrium (Progesterone, USP) Capsules, Only Oral Form of Micronized Progesterone

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20-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 7581

Teens with High Blood Pressure May Have Enlarged Hearts

American Heart Association (AHA)

Teenagers, especially boys, with high blood pressure may be harboring a serious, but silent, heart condition, according to two new studies and an editorial in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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18-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT

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