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Article ID: 539873

AFM Probes Measure Biomolecule, Material Properties

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Researchers have developed novel atomic force microscopy probes that can quickly and simultaneously measure biomolecule or material properties including adhesion, stiffness, elasticity and viscosity, in addition to the standard AFM topography scan.

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16-Apr-2008 8:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 539846

Combining Liver Cancer Treatments Doubles Survival Rates

University of Virginia Health System

By combining the use of stents and photodynamic therapy, also called SpyGlass, physicians at the University of Virginia have been able to significantly increase survival rates for patients suffering from advanced cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the liver bile duct.

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15-Apr-2008 3:55 PM EDT

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Article ID: 539844

"˜Nanodrop' Test Tubes Created with a Flip of a Switch

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers at NIST have demonstrated a new device that creates nanodroplet 'test tubes' for studying individual proteins under conditions that mimic the crowded confines of a living cell.

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15-Apr-2008 3:50 PM EDT

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Article ID: 539767

Parents: Are Your Children's Rx Meds FDA-approved?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most parents believe that any medicine prescribed by a health care provider for their child is safe and approved by the FDA for use in children, according to a report by the U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. But, experts say, many may be surprised to learn that less than one-third of prescription medicines available for kids actually have formal FDA approval.

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14-Apr-2008 10:20 AM EDT

Article ID: 539717

Professor Gives Historical Look at Physiology and WWII Air War

American Physiological Society (APS)

World War II-era physiologists helped solve physiological problems related to flight, research that helped pave the way for an Allied victory in the air. Dr. Jay B. Dean of the University of South Florida College of Medicine prepared a presentation on his historical research for the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego.

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10-Apr-2008 4:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 539649

Rocket Mystery Explained With New Imaging Technique

Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered why rocket engines are occasionally destroyed by mysterious waves of sound. The new imaging techniques allow scientists to observe and understand the destructive waves.

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9-Apr-2008 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 539570

Plan Brokered by UCLA, USC Archaeologists Would Remove Roadblock to Mideast Peace

University of Southern California (USC)

Two professors, one from USC and another at UCLA, led Israeli and Palestinian archaeologists over the course of five years to draft a plan that covers the fate of the antiquities, and the sacred places, in the event of a two-state solution. They are hoping to remove these treasures from the political arena and remove a potential roadblock on the path to peace.

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8-Apr-2008 2:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 539204

Stress May Lead Students to Stimulants

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A growing number of high school and college students are turning to stimulants like ADHD drugs and energy drinks to help them through their stress "” particularly during exam time. U-M experts say that misuse of stimulants can lead to serious health consequences, and encourage parents to take steps toward preventing their children from overusing stimulants.

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7-Apr-2008 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 539199

Spring Cleaning"¦for Your Nose

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Relief for a stuffy nose, watery eyes or post-nasal drip is just a rinse away, say experts at the U-M Health System. Nasal irrigation - rinsing the nose and nasal passages with a solution, typically salt water "“ is a cheap and easy way for the millions of people who suffer with spring allergies and nasal congestion to alleviate symptoms.

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7-Apr-2008 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 539360

FDA Approves TREANDA, a Novel Chemotherapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Cephalon

The FDA recently approved TREANDA, a novel chemotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It is the first new agent for CLL patients approved by the FDA since 2001.

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4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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