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    Those Who Have Colonoscopy Performed by GIs Less Likely to Develop Colorectal Cancer

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    Following a negative complete colonoscopy, those who had their colonoscopies at a hospital and had their procedures performed by a non-gastroenterologist may be at a significantly increased risk of developing subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology

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    Mayo Oral Cancer Study Shows Full Tumor Genome

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers along with collaborators from Life Technologies are reporting on the application of a new approach for sequencing RNA to study cancer tumors. Their findings from a proof-of-principle study on oral carcinomas appear in the current issue of PLoS One, the V

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    Protecting the Brain From a Deadly Genetic Disease

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    Huntington's disease (HD) is a cruel, hereditary condition that leads to severe physical and mental deterioration, psychiatric problems and eventually, deathCurrently, there are no treatments to slow down or stop it. HD sufferers are born with the disease although they do not show symptoms until l

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    SIBLING Proteins May Predict Oral Cancer

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – The presence of certain proteins in premalignant oral lesions may predict oral cancer development, Medical College of Georgia researchers saidSIBLINGs, or Small Integrin-Binding Ligand N-linked Glycoproteins, are a family of five proteins that help mineralize bone but can also

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    Reco® Jeans Supports Children With Rare Diseases

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    NEW YORK -- reco® jeans (www.recojeans.com), the leading manufacturer of true recycled denim jeans, today announced the company will create a special denim ribbon in support of the Global Genes Project (www.globalgenesproject.org), an initiative designed to raise awareness about the prevalence

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Cayston(R) (Aztreonam for Inhalation Solution) for the Improvement of Respiratory Symptoms in Cystic Fibrosis Patients With Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Cayston(R)(aztreonam for inhalation solution) as a treatment to improve respiratory symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with Cayston'

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    Gene Regulation: Can We Stomach It?

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    A breakthrough in decoding gene regulation of Helicobacter pylori has been made by an international research team led by Jörg Vogel of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in BerlinUsing a newly developed sequencing technique, the re-searchers discovered 60 small ribonucleic acids (

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    The Sound of Melanoma Can Help Doctors Find Cancer

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Knowing the stage of a patient’s melanoma is important when choosing the best course of treatmentWhen the cancer has progressed to the lymph nodes, a more aggressive treatment is needed. Examining an entire lymph node for cancer takes much effort and time; a new technique mi

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    Treating Neonatal Meningitis -- Is Nitric Oxide a Foe or a Friend to Bacteria?

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    Los Angeles, CA -- Current research suggests that nitric oxide may play a role in the pathogenesis of neonatal meningitisThe related report by Mittal et al, "Inhibition of inducible nitric oxide controls pathogen load and brain damage by enhancing phagocytosis of Escherichia coli K1 in neonatal me

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    Swimmer Bound for the Big Time

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    GOODNA -- Swimmer Elle Mills, robbed of her sight but not her sporting vision, has qualified for the Australian National Championships in Sydney next monthSuccess at the championships will bring the Tony Keogh-coached Mills one step closer to realising her dream of competing in the 2012 Paralympic

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