Archive: 04/22/2011

Americans turn to generic medications in 2010: report

(Medical Xpress) -- In a new report released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the results show that over 78% of the almost four billion prescriptions written in the U.S. in 2010 were for generic drugs. The ...

Apr 22, 2011
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Distinguishing yourself from others

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers in Japan have identified the specific nerve cells responsible for the ability to distinguish between the actions of self and others. The discovery lays the foundations for studying ...

Apr 22, 2011
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New radioisotope will improve cancer therapy

The high neutron flux at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) has produced samples of 161Tb, an isotope of terbium with better properties for cancer therapy than existing radiopharmaceutical treatments. Researcher ...

Apr 22, 2011
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Bionic leg undergoing clinical trials

(Medical Xpress) -- A "bionic" leg designed for people who have lost a lower leg is undergoing clinical trials sponsored by the US Army. The researchers hope the leg will be able to learn the patient's nerve signal patterns ...

Apr 22, 2011
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