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Last Build Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 18:24:47 GMT


City of Hope Researchers Identify the Mechanism Used By Cancer-causing Acrylamide to Damage DNA

Tue, 06 Jul 2004 05:00:00 GMT

The ability of acrylamide to cause cancer tumor-forming mutations in human and laboratory animal cells is based on the capacity of its primary metabolite, called glycidamide, to bind to DNA, City of Hope Cancer Center researchers report.

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes City of Hope Cancer Center As One of America's Best Hospitals

Fri, 02 Jul 2004 05:00:00 GMT

For the second consecutive year, City of Hope Cancer Center has been named as one of America's best cancer hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. City of Hope is one of only two Southern California hospitals in this year's ranking of cancer hospitals.

First-Year P&S Student Wins National Scientific Scholarship From J. Edgar Hoover Foundation

Mon, 21 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

Joseph F. D'Angelo, VP and director of the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, announced that Gina Badalato, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (P&S), receives the prestigious 2004 J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Scientific Scholarship.

Univision Television and March of Dimes Unite to Focus on Healthy Babies Throughout June

Fri, 11 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

As part of a multi-year partnership between Univision and the March of Dimes, Univision Television Network will feature news segments and public service announcements on important maternal and infant health issues throughout the month of June.

NMHA Honors Four Young Adults for Work in Mental Health

Thu, 10 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

The National Mental Health Association will recognize four young individuals for their efforts to educate their communities about mental illness and advocate for better policies and services.

Potential Improvements For Breast Cancer Screening And Detection

Thu, 10 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Comments on Report Issued by Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.

Discovery of Two New Classes of Compounds Targeting Cystic Fibrosis

Wed, 09 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

Vertex Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has discovered two new classes of compounds that, in laboratory studies, partially restore the function of the defective cell membrane protein that is responsible for the progression of cystic fibrosis.

What's A Parent To Do?

Wed, 09 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

For children and teenagers with mental illnesses, the greatest risk may be to do nothing, NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) warned today, in releasing a report on "Children and Psychotropic Medications."

Obesity During Pregnancy Threatens Health of Both Mother and Fetus, March of Dimes Says

Wed, 09 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

The rising obesity rate in the United States is a risk to the health of pregnant women and their babies, the March of Dimes said today.

MDA To Plan North American Clinical Trials Network For Muscular Dystrophy

Wed, 09 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT

Some 35 neuromuscular disease experts, along with biotechnology and government representatives, will meet Friday and Saturday at the Westin La Paloma here to develop a large-scale network to test potential treatments in muscular dystrophy.