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Proceed To Article Coming Soon: New Clinical Trials Of Transplant Therapy For Diabetes
Ten research centers will soon begin testing a promising technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreas cells that may one day allow people with type 1 diabetes to stop their insulin shots. Interested clinicians will find information on patient eligibility for the new trials and much more in this Vidyya article. More...

Proceed To Article Inexpensive AIDS Drug Still Reduces HIV Transmission From Mother To Child After One Year
The inexpensive AIDS drug nevirapine, when given to both mother and child around the time of birth, greatly reduces mother-to-infant transmission of HIV up to a year after the medicine was given. The decreased mother-to-infant transmission holds true even for infants who were breastfed. More...

Proceed To Article The Mating Habits Of Yeast
Studies of the reproductive behavior of yeast--a major disease-causing fungus--have opened new avenues to understanding this potentially deadly microbe. In the current issue of Science, researchers from the University of Minnesota report the discovery of mating behavior in the yeast Candida albicans, an organism long thought to reproduce only by splitting itself in half. The findings may change the way physicians treat fungal infections in the future. More...
Proceed To Article New Alzheimer's Treatment Completes EU Mutual Recognition Procedure
Thirteen EU countries, as well as Norway and Iceland, have mutually agreed to recognize the early approval of a new Alzheimer's medication, Reminyl. Reminyl will be available to EU physicians to prescribe for their patients as early as the fourth quarter 2000, following the completion of certain administrative procedures. More...

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