Volume 7 Issue 256
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 19-Sep-2005 
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Mayo Clinic researchers invent 'hitchhiking' viruses as cancer drug delivery system

A Mayo Clinic research team has devised a new virus-based gene therapy delivery system to help fight cancer. Researchers say their findings will help overcome hurdles that have hindered gene therapy cancer treatments. more  

Exercise helps reduce pain in old age

People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active. Research published in Arthritis Research & Therapy reveals that people who regularly participate in brisk aerobic exercise, such as running, experience less pain than non-runners even though they are more likely to suffer from pain from injuries. more

Study finds Tarceva benefits older lung cancer patients

The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib (Tarceva®) showed encouraging activity with relatively tolerable side effects in elderly, previously untreated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), reports a team led by investigators from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. more  

Men and women found more similar than portrayed in popular media

The popular media has portrayed men and women as psychologically different as two planets – Mars and Venus - but these differences are vastly overestimated and the two sexes are more similar in personality, communication, cognitive ability and leadership than realized, according to a review of 46 meta-analyses conducted over the last 20 years. more

Study explores dental care needs of child sex abuse victims 

Certain aspects of dental treatment can remind victims of childhood sexual abuse of their past ordeal, boosting their anxiety levels and often leading to missed appointments, according to a study published in the September issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). more

French researchers take another step forward in stem-cell research  

French researchers have used embryonic stem cells from mice to repair heart damage in sheep, reporting their results in a study in this week’s issue of The Lancet. more

Publication helps consumers understand, get quality health care

HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today released a new publication, Guide to Health Care Quality: How To Know It When You See It, to help consumers identify high-quality health care. This booklet is part of AHRQ’s new consumer education campaign to help people take a more active role in their own health care. more


People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active