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    Typhoid Fever Bacteria Collect on Gallstones to Perpetuate Disease

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new study suggests that the bacteria that cause typhoid fever collect in tiny but persistent communities on gallstones, making the infection particularly hard to fight in so-called "carriers" – people who have the disease but show no symptomsHumans who harbor these bacter

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    MRI: Non-Invasive Diagnostic Tool for Diagnosing Testicular Cancer

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Researchers have found that non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a good diagnostic tool for the evaluation and staging of testicular cancer and may improve patient care by sparing some men unnecessary surgery, according to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of "Medical

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    NIH Grant Will Create Behavioral Health Registry for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    PROVIDENCE, RI -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded a two-year development grant to researchers with Hasbro Children's Hospital and the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center to better understand the role behavioral health plays in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a The $

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    Tumor Mechanism Identified

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth (UK), the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Cornell University in New York, Weil Medical College in New York and the Center for Neural Tumour Research in Los Angeles, have for the first time identified a key mechanism that

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    New DNA Technique Leads to a Breakthrough in Child Cancer Research

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Karolinska Institutet have used novel technology to reveal the different genetic patterns of neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancerThis discovery may lead to significant advances in the treatment of t

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    Malaria Research Must Be Based in Africa

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Gunilla Priebe has studied the international research alliance the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM), which advocates for malaria research in general and the strengthening of research environments in AfricaMalaria research has historically been controlled by interests located in areas outsi

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    GTC Enters Into Agreement to Receive $7 Million in Financing From LFB

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with its strategic partner, LFB Biotechnologies (Les Ulis, France), pursuant to which LFB has agreed to provide $7 million of new loan financing to GTCThe financing will be in the form of a 4%, 36-month secured term loan wit

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    Watseka Native Breaks Record

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    A former Watseka man broke a world record to raise awareness for his daughter's diseaseDustin Shoemaker, a 2000 graduate of Watseka Community High School, lives in Greenup where he counts snowmobile riding as one of his hobbiesOn Feb. 9-10 he rode his Yamaha Attack for 24 hours racking up 1,474.9

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    Mum Speaks of 13-Year Fight to Have Son Diagnosed With Rare Disease

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    It is estimated that 175,000 people living in Wales have a rare diseaseAs Wales marks Rare Disease Day this week, health editor Madeleine Brindley spoke to one mother about her 13-year fight to get her son diagnosedWhen Chris and Phil Humphreys met their new three-week-old foster son, they were t

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    Typical Boy, Rare Disease

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    Dylan Uehling is a pretty typical 5-year-old boyHe loves to play outside. He loves playing Mario Kart on the Wii. And he loves anything to do with monster trucks and carsBut there's one major thing that sets him apart from the rest of the kids in his West Central junior kindergarten class - the c

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