Archive: 06/03/2011

Benefit of targeted lung cancer therapy confirmed

A drug that targets a specific type of lung cancer shows a dramatic response in more than half of the people who take it. The drug, called crizotinib, has been in clinical trials since 2006, and the results from the largest ...

Jun 03, 2011
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7,000 people a day still catching AIDS: UN

About 7,000 people are being infected with AIDS each day and about half of the 33 million people with HIV do not know they have it, according to a UN report released to mark the disease's 30th anniversary.

Jun 03, 2011
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Helping the aged during natural disasters

When earthquake, tsunami, tornado or flood strike, among the most vulnerable group are the elderly. Writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management, researchers in New Zealand suggest that emergency response plans ...

Jun 03, 2011
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FSU scientist leads research on AIDS-related cancer

In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, a once-rare form of cancer known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) emerged as a frequent harbinger of HIV. Its stigma was best illustrated by Tom Hanks, who portrayed a gay man ...

Jun 03, 2011
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