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The new European Life Sciences Organization (ELSO) is starting with great hopes but a shoestring budget and few members.

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Statins may promote angiogenesis in animals

By | August 31, 2000

Capillary formation in ischemic limbs may be a beneficial side effect for normocholesterolemic patients.

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Universal cancer vaccine being developed

By | August 31, 2000

Inhibiting the telomerase enzyme, present in most cancers, may prevent cell division but some scientists warn of "more harm than good."

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BSE carriers may pass it on unknowingly

By | August 30, 2000

Sub-clinical infections in mice suggest that the food chain could be affected.

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Ticked off the list

August 30, 2000

Botulinum toxin A injections provide relief from tics in patients with Tourette syndrome.

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VEGF gene achieves angiogenesis

By | August 30, 2000

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor restores blood flow to areas of cardiac tissue previously hibernating.

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NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Praxis Press). Despite similar degrees of airflow obstruction, patients with past or present asthma, either with or without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), walk more slowly than patients with COPD. Laszlo and colleagues studied twelve-minute walking speed (hurrying) and lung function in twenty-four patients with COPD, ten patients with asthma, four patients with both COPD and asthma, and eighteen healthy controls. Most of the difference (70%) in walking speeds bet

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Anemia and pregnancy

August 29, 2000

Iron deficiency in women considering pregnancy should be corrected.

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Estrogen and cognition

August 29, 2000

Free and unbound estrogen could protect older women from cognitive decline.

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NIH issues US embryonic stem cell guidelines, at last

By | August 29, 2000

But November's presidential election is likely to determine whether US scientists will ever be able to do this work with taxpayer blessings - and money.

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