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Interferon Less Effective Against Hepatitis C For African Americans

... inChicago, November 6 - 10, researchers discussed disturbing new findings indicating that interferon, the most commonly used drug against chronic Hepatitis C, is much less effective for African Americans than it is for other racial and ethnic groups. Jay Hoofnagle, MD, of the National Institutes of Health, di...

Brain Study Sheds Light On The 'Phantom Limbs' Of Amputees

...g an arm or leg are followedby a lifetime of other disturbing effects. For them, a touch on the face feelslike a touch on the lost limb; the missing fingers or toes seem to be movingtoward the remaining stump; and pain can persist in the limb that is long gone. Many people are at risk for these phantom-limb ef...

Fully Endoscopic Brain Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...now exactly how to best approach the tumor without disturbing the brain,itself," he says. "In any type of brain surgery, our goal is to disturb it (thebrain) as little as possible -- to slip in and out without its knowing we werethere, so to speak." "The second thing the panoramic view provides is the ability t...

40% Of Developing World Infants Stunted

... 3 years and is not easily reversed. "It is very disturbing that in most of the developing world, a large proportion of children are suffering from malnutrition severe enough that they are not achieving near their developmental potential," Frongillo adds. Among the highlights of his research: In 1995, stun...

False Security: You Can't Always Believe The Results Of A Genetic Test

...rnal of Human Genetics (vol 62, p 1252), reveals a disturbing picture. The investigators asked 45 labs how many mutationsin the cystic fibrosis gene they usually test for. Forty-three responded, reporting numbers ranging from just one to 70. It was most common to test for between 12 and 14 mutations, and only 1...

Handfish Steps Back From Brink Of Extinction

...e as a result of starfish feeding on egg masses or disturbing seabed communities. However, habitat modification through urban, rural and industrial development of the Derwent system are other possible causes. Spotted handfish have a low breeding capacity, the female laying only 80-100 very large eggs wh...

Gene Locus Found For Essential Tremor Disorder

...partial relief from the symptoms ofET and may have disturbing side effects. Many people prefer to live with thetremor rather than experience the discomfort of medication side effects. "With President Clinton asking for more volunteerism in America, we can lookwith gratitude to the families who volunteer for ne...

Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline

...videprotection for the algae. One of the most disturbing problems afflicting coral reefsthroughout the world is referred to as "coral reef bleaching."For unknown reasons, the algae have been evacuating corals at analarming rate. Without the pigmented algae, the white calcium carbonateskeletons show th...

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