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Article ID: 523401

Cancer-Killing Viruses Employ Multiple Mechanisms

Oncolytics Biotech

New findings suggest that oncolytic reoviruses may also have the potential to prime the body's own immune system to mount a defense against cancer cells.

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12-Sep-2006 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 523150

High-Flying Balloons Begin Tracking Emerging Hurricanes

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

U.S. and French scientists this month are launching specialized balloons carrying miniaturized weather instruments to detect hurricanes as they emerge over the far-eastern Atlantic, which is out of range of U.S. hunter-hurricane aircraft. The project, based in Africa, relies on new technology to provide early warning of potentially dangerous storms.

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31-Aug-2006 5:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 522781

Sunshine Vitamin for Prostate Cancer

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute are analyzing vitamin D in prostate cancer prevention and treatment in the laboratory and the clinic.

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15-Aug-2006 6:50 PM EDT
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    24-Jul-2006 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 521996

Guideline Helps Predict Outcome in Comatose Survivors after CPR

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Certain tests can predict with great accuracy whether a person in a coma after CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) will have a poor outcome, according to new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the July 25, 2006, issue of Neurology.

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18-Jul-2006 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 521810

University Gets $6.2 Million Grant to Build Hurricane Prediction Model

Florida State University

Florida State University in Tallahassee Fla., does not have a crystal ball, but it is developing a new tool that could possibly see the strength of future hurricane seasons. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the FSU Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) a $6.2 million, five-year grant to support the development of a model that may more accurately predict the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season, according to COAPS director emeritus James O'Brien, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography and state climatologist. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

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10-Jul-2006 1:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 520961

Study Challenges Myth That Sex Late in Pregnancy Hastens Birth

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new Ohio State University Medical Center study debunks the widely held belief that engaging in sexual intercourse during the final weeks of pregnancy can hasten labor and delivery.

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1-Jun-2006 3:05 PM EDT
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    3-Apr-2006 3:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 519051

New Guidelines Improve Diagnosis for People with Parkinson

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology aim to educate physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson disease to improve quality of life.

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24-Mar-2006 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 516277

Automated CPR Device Significantly Improves Survival

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Survival rates of patients suffering a cardiac arrest dramatically improved when they were treated with an automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation device versus manual CPR prior to reaching the hospital.

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21-Nov-2005 1:20 PM EST
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