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Scalp cooling cap may help patients undergoing chemotherapy keep hair


February 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will conduct a feasibility study to test the use of a scalp cooling device that breast cancer patients will wear while undergoing ... Read more...

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New discovery may help fight breast cancer


January 4th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery, which may become a new weapon in fight against breast cancer.For the first time, researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center ... Read more...

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Arsenic could improve survival for leukaemia patients


November 12th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that arsenic, a toxic compound, has a significant positive effect on the survival of patients with acute leukaemia.Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers conducted ... Read more...

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Stem Cell Researchers Create Working Miniature Human Livers in Lab


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An early breakthrough milestone has been reached by researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In the attempt to grow human ... Read more...

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Researchers Grow Miniature, Working Human Livers in the Lab


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have announced that they have manufactured the first miniature livers from human ... Read more...

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Now, alternate therapy for adults with poorly controlled asthma


September 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug commonly used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could also be used for the treatment of adults whose asthma is not ... Read more...

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Popular Kids Get Flu Two Weeks Before Others, Study Reveals


September 17th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Who does not want to be popular? Popularity is one of the most coveted thing in todays generation. However, popularity has its drawbacks and pitfalls. Recent ... Read more...

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‘Designer protein’ opens new door in cancer research


August 4th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Researchers have made a major breakthrough in how to target and destroy the most malignant and aggressive brain cancer cells.The finding allows for new possibilities in cancer research ... Read more...

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Two therapies that may slow diabetic eye disease progression found


July 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two therapies may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy.Diabetic retinopathy is a disease in which blood vessels in the eye's light-sensitive retinal tissue are damaged ... Read more...

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Boffins use nanoparticles as destructive beacons to destroy tumours


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) are developing a new way to treat cancer - by using lasers to light up tiny nanoparticles and ... Read more...

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Volunteer creates Guinness World Record for most hours


June 9th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Don Moss, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center volunteer has created a new Guinness World Record for most volunteer hours worked-he has over 47,000 hours to his ... Read more...

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Robot-assisted surgery effective for kidney patients


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Robot-assisted surgery is more advantageous than laparoscopic surgery in repairing kidney blockages that prevent urine from draining normally to the bladder, as it is faster and causes less ... Read more...

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Lab-grown penis brings hope to men


November 10th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine say they have found a way to replace penile erectile tissue and function in animals.According to ... Read more...

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Popular stomach acid reducer ups patients’ risk of developing pneumonia threefold


September 15th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found that a popular stomach-acid reducer, which is used to prevent stress ulcers in critically ill patients who need ... Read more...

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Wireless pacemakers can keep heart patients in touch with docs


September 11th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): American doctors have implanted one of the first wireless pacemakers in the country, and the first in the Triad.Dr. Rick Henderson, an electrophysiologist at Wake Forest University ... Read more...

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Too much exposure to environmental manganese may up cancer mortality rates


July 11th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher says that the presence of manganese in the environment can correlate with cancer mortality at any place.Dr. John Spangler, ... Read more...

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Misuse of Vicks VapoRub can make colds worse


January 13th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Vicks VapoRub, the popular menthol compound used to relieve symptoms of cough and congestion, may create respiratory distress in infants and small kids, according to a new ... Read more...

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Herbal supplement Ginkgo does not prevent Alzheimer’’s disease


November 19th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Ginkgo, one of the most widely used herbal supplements for improving memory and cognition, does not prove effective against development of dementia or Alzheimer''s disease, says a ... Read more...

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Fat around the heart can up heart attack risk


July 30th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Though a thick waist is more than enough to keep you worried about your health, however its the excess flab around the heart that plays havoc on ... Read more...

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Cancer cure in mice to get human trials


June 30th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A potential cure for cancer that destroyed advanced tumours in mice is to be tested on human patients for the first time by scientists at Wake Forest ... Read more...

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Hypertension medication effective in reversing vascular damage


June 18th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have shown that a hypertension medication called olmesartan medoxomil is effective in reversing the narrowing of the arteries that ... Read more...

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Blood sugar control test may not be accurate for diabetics on dialysis


February 21st, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has found that the standard test for measuring blood-sugar control in diabetics may not be accurate for patients ... Read more...

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Diabetes control is more difficult for Hispanics than non-Hispanic whites


February 17th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Controlling diabetes is more challenging for Hispanics than non-Hispanic whites, suggest the analyses of multiple studies.According to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Hispanic patients with ... Read more...

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Study challenges findings on common asthma treatment


January 11th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 11 (ANI): Researchers have challenged earlier studies about a widely used asthma combination therapy, by demonstrating that one of the most commonly used asthma medicines, long-acting beta-agonists, may not be ... Read more...

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Scientists zero in on three-drug cocktail crystal ball against brain tumors


January 1st, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 1 (ANI): Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have proposed a suited-to-all, three-drug cocktail treatment for a type of brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).Though the ... Read more...

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Younger adults have more trouble paying attention than older adults


November 14th, 2007 - 8:30 am ICT by admin
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Brain ’shuts eyes’ to comprehend complex sounds


November 14th, 2007 - 8:29 am ICT by admin
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