Archive: 05/14/2009

Immunotherapy effective against neuroblastoma in children

A phase III study has shown that adding an antibody-based therapy that harnesses the body's immune system resulted in a 20 percent increase in the number of children living disease-free for at least two years with neuroblastoma. ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Cancer
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Swine flu fears send CDC.gov traffic soaring

Traffic to the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention soared in April as Americans searched the Internet for information about swine flu, research firm comScore said Thursday.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Internet
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Study: Ginger capsules ease chemotherapy nausea

Ginger, long used as a folk remedy for soothing tummyaches, helped tame one of the most dreaded side effects of cancer treatment - nausea from chemotherapy, the first large study to test the herb for this has found.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Cancer
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Test may help predict colon cancer recurrence risk

A new gene test may help predict which colon cancer patients are at higher or lower risk of having their cancer return after surgery, doctors report, but whether it is useful enough to justify its likely high price remains ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Cancer
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Gene hunters target child kidney failure

Researchers are zeroing in on the genetic abnormalities predisposing to vesicoureteric reflux (VUR), one of the most common causes of urinary tract infections and kidney failure in children, reports a study in an upcoming ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Genetics
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ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case

The American Civil Liberties Union action in filing a lawsuit yesterday against Myriad Genetics is going to lead to one of the most important legal battles in the history of biotechnology, asserts Genetic Engineering & Bi ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Other
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British explorers cut short trek to North Pole

(AP) -- British explorers in northern Canada to measure the thickness of floating Arctic sea ice ended their expedition short of reaching the North Pole due to an early summer ice melt, the team said Thursday.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Motorola inks $310 mln deal with China Mobile

Motorola announced on Thursday it has agreed to provide China Mobile Communications Corp. (CMCC) with 310 million dollars worth of mobile telecommunications equipment and services.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Telecom
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