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New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

...ce of infection-two-thirds of patients in the same bay and half of patients in an adjacent bay were infected with SARS, while only 18 percent of patients in distant bays were infected. The Hong ...

Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy

...for the rest of their lives to keep the disease at bay and minimize its damaging effects, she says, adding that the approach is not a cure. At present, there is no definite way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease prior to death; only a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's, which is based on memory tests in susp...

Iressa news backgrounder: Testing of smart drug expands at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

...cal Oncology suggested the drug can keep cancer at bay by forcing it into dormancy. Herbst and his colleagues found that some lung cancer patients who used the drug as maintenance therapy following chemotherapy slowed recurrence of lung tumors. "Using Iressa as a maintenance therapy is a very nice...

Coronary heart disease risk assessment improves with coronary artery calcium scoring

...LA involved 1461 research volunteers in LA's south bay suburbs and was funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The South Bay Heart Watch findings support and confirm the recommendations of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology ...

Iressa news backgrounder

...cal Oncology suggested the drug can keep cancer at bay by forcing it into dormancy. Herbst and his colleagues found that some lung cancer patients who used the drug as maintenance therapy following chemotherapy slowed recurrence of lung tumors. "Using Iressa as a maintenance therapy is a very nice conce...

Advances in MRI imaging may lead to new standards for faster diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

...n help keep devastating symptoms of the disease at bay for many years. Multiple sclerosis is the most common disabling disease of young people, ages 18 to 45, and affects 350,000 people in the United States. Symptoms of the disease are unpredictable, vary by individual and often come and go. While one pa...

Is a malaria vaccine possible?

... year, traditional means of keeping the disease at bay will make a difference but will not be sufficient. Protection through vaccination would add a crucial component to the malaria control toolbox. The Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) was created with an initial US$50 million grant from the Bill & Me...

Mad hatters, seafood jubilees, & Pfiesteria Files

... Seafood "jubilee" means easy fishing in Mobile bay The term "jubilee" means celebration, and for s...loudy day that includes a slight east wind, a calm bay surface and a rising tide. Additionally, conditions must include low levels of oxygen in the water,...

A combination of targeted therapies may be needed to keep prostate cancer at bay

...ng that prostate cancer can be effectively kept at bay with various therapies used sequentially over time. This is similar to how advanced breast cancer is treated today. Understanding the mechanisms involved in the growth and treatment of prostate cancer will ultimately enable us to offer our patient...

Chronic lead contamination in San Francisco Bay shows long-term persistence of lead from past use of leaded gasoline

...mited transport of contaminated sediments from the bay into the open ocean. "The bay just doesn't clean itself efficiently," Steding said. "The only outflow is through the Golden Gate, ...

An exercise in risk reduction

...ut a habit are better able to keep breastcancer at bay LOS ANGELES, July 7, 1999 -- Regular exercise over a lifetime significantlyreduces the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women -- especially if thosewomen maintain a relatively stable weight throughout their adulthood -- accordingto a study c...

Young Patients Get State-Of-The-Art "TLC" In Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's New Pediatric Emergency Facility

...t rooms for childrenas well as a designated trauma bay for youngsters requiring more critical care.Instead of the curtained cubicles typical of most emergency rooms, each patientroom is private and has sound-proof walls, TV, telephone and accommodations fora visitor. "Our goal was to make an unpleasant e...

New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors

...ement ofa multi-treatment strategy for bringing to bay the aggressive cancer, whichstrikes some 12,000 adults a year, said Professor of Neuro-oncology HenryFriedman. "GBMs tend to show up as a central mass on MRI scans, but there arealso undetected malignant cells disseminated throughout the brain, even ...

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