Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 40 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Feb-2003
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In combination with laser light drug targets cancer cells, destroys tumors
Researchers at the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are, for the first time in human clinical trials, using a new drug designed to sensitize cancer cells for destruction. The drug, called Pc 4, was developed in laboratories at CWRU and UHC. more

Stanford studies online self-management for people with chronic diseases
People who have been diagnosed with heart disease, lung disease or type-II diabetes are invited to join a six-week Stanford University Medical Center study that teaches self-management skills. Called Self Management @ Stanford, Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Problems, the online workshop helps participants learn skills to manage their chronic disease and to maintain or increase their level of activity. The two-year study will focus on how effective the Internet can be in helping people with chronic conditions live better, more active lives. Since the study will be conducted online, any U.S. resident is invited to participate. more


3-D images show how Alzheimer's engulfs brain
UCLA and University of Queensland (Australia) neuroscientists using a powerful new imaging analysis technique have created the first three-dimensional video maps showing how Alzheimer's disease systematically engulfs the brains of living patients. The findings appear in the Feb. 1 edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Neuroscience. more

Simian virus 40 and human cancer
Simian virus 40 (SV40) is a virus that infects several species of monkeys and typically does not cause symptoms or disease in them. The virus was discovered in 1960 in rhesus macaque monkey kidney cells that were used in the production of the original Salk and Sabin polio vaccines  more

Antioxidants and cancer prevention
Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals.  more

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