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    Gene Signature May Improve Colon Cancer Treatment

    Monday, March 1, 2010

    A gene signature, first identified in mouse colon cancer cells, may help identify patients at risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to a recent study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchersThe findings, published in the March issue of Gastroenterology, could help personalize treatments

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    New Cancer Treatment Gives Hope to Lymphoma and Leukemia Patients

    Monday, March 1, 2010

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Cancer researchers have high hopes for a new therapy for patients with certain types of lymphoma and leukemiaPCI-32765 is a new drug being assessed in a Phase I clinical trial at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center in collaboration with the Clinical Division of the Translation

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    Gene Therapy Reverses Effects of Lethal Childhood Muscle Disease in Mice

    Monday, March 1, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Reversing a protein deficiency through gene therapy can correct motor function, restore nerve signals and improve survival in mice that serve as a model for the lethal childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy, new research showsThis muscle-wasting disease results when a child&r

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    NPS Pharmaceuticals Announces Support for Rare Disease Day Observance

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. -- NPS Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for rare gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, announced today its support for the second annual U.S. Rare Disease Day observance on February 28Rare Disease Day aims to call attention

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    Brave Teacher's Tribute to Dad

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    A disabled teacher is gearing up for a charity parachute jump in memory of her late fatherJemma Collins is taking the plunge to raise funds for the Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (JTSMA) on the one year anniversary of her father's deathJemma of Caernarvon Drive, Clayhall, said: "I was

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    Mum Seeks More Rare Disease Support

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    A mother in Cairns is urging the community to support people with rare illnesses, during Rare Disease Day this SundayMeagan Cross's daughter was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome two years ago, a disease that delays a child's developmentShe says there is not enough community awareness or support s

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    Join PNE Stars on Run to Help Charity

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    Runners can join Preston North End players in a charity run this weekendJennifer Lonergan, wife of Lilywhites' goalkeeper Andrew, has arranged the event to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Gem (Genetics, Enzymes, Metabolism) AppealThe charity helped the couple's three-year

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    We Have to Ban Iona From Treats... In Case She Eats Herself to Death

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    Alan and Elaine Auld would love nothing more than to be able to give their 22-month-old daughter Iona an occasional sweet treatBut the proud parents have been forced to chuck out chocolate and bin biscuits - because they could kill the toddlerLittle Iona suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare

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    Combined Drug Therapy to Treat TB and HIV Significantly Improves Survival

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) during tuberculosis therapy significantly reduced mortality rates by 56 percent in a randomized clinical trial of 642 patients co-infected with HIV and tuberculosisThe study, which provides further impetus for the integration of TB and HIV services, lays to

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    New Study Casts Doubt Over ME Virus Link

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    A new study published on bmj.com today casts doubt on recent claims that a human retrovirus known as XMRV is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome or ME (myalgic encephalitisThis is the third study to refute the original US study reporting the linkChronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating condition

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