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Article ID: 10388

Identifing Molecule's Many Roles

University of Iowa

A University of Iowa researcher and members of his laboratory have learned more about a molecule that may play an important role in human development and the formation of many diseases, including muscular dystrophy, according to articles appearing in today's issues of Cell and Science.

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Article ID: 10387

Gene Discovery; Preventing Bacterial Shock

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Identification of a gene that normally prevents endotoxic shock - which causes at least 20,000 deaths a year in the United States and possibly one million worldwide - was reported by UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researchers in today's issue of Science.

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Article ID: 10379

Binding Proteins, Key Role in Brain Development

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Internet depends on a firm foundation of wiring. When itís not done correctly, data gets lost in a maze of circuitry. The same is true in the brain. When it is developing, wiring is crucial, and, without integrin, the brainís networking will run amok, researchers have found.

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Article ID: 354

Travelers Don't Know Limits of Health Care

Nova Southeastern University

We're entering the holiday and winter travel seasons. Tourists taking a cruise this winter should be aware of the limitations of cruise-ship health care. For instance, many ships do not have defibrillators to restart hearts that have stopped beating.

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Article ID: 343

Quality Control System Ensures Genetic Instructions are Ready to Go

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine

Cells pay even closer attention to quality control of genetic information than scientists thought, according to findings by University of Wisconsin Medical School researchers. Before sending genetic molecules out of the nucleus to sites where they will function, cells check to see they are complete and ready to go.

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Article ID: 10373

Treatment of Unruptured Brain Aneurysms

Mayo Clinic

An international study spearheaded at Mayo Clinic has identified new information that will assist physicians in better caring for patients who have unruptured brain aneurysms, a condition that will affect five percent of people in North America and Europe (10-15 million Americans) in their lifetime.

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Article ID: 10369

Seismic Math Finds Early Signs of Heart Tremors

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are applying the same mathematics used for measuring the earth's seismic activity to finding early signs of heart trouble.

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Article ID: 10368

Study Confirms Safety of Common Heart Drug

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill confirmed the safety of digoxin, one of the oldest and most frequently prescribed medicines and the most common digitalis drug for heart failure, in the December 7-21 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Article ID: 10365

Epilepsy Drug Stops Nicotine's Effects in Animals

St. John's University

Smokers who want to kick the habit may find powerful help from a European epilepsy drug that already has shown promise in treating cocaine's effects in animals, U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson announced.

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Article ID: 10360

Project to Develop Edible Plant Vaccine

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A Roswell Park Cancer Institute scientist and Axis Genetics plc., Cambridge, United Kingdom, will collaborate to advance the first edible plant vaccine to protect against hepatitis B virus infection.

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