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Tell Congress We Need Medical Progress NOW!

The price of wasted time is too high

The Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations process marks a period of crucial decisions on how to fund America’s top priorities, including combating deadly and disabling disease.   230 more words

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Commonly used supplement may improve recovery from spinal cord injuries / Acetyl-L-carnitine or ALC

Public release date: 28-Sep-2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A commonly used supplement is likely to improve outcomes and recovery for individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to research conducted by University of Kentucky neuroscientists. 463 more words

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Spinal Cord injuries could no longer be a lifelong prognosis

“For people who become paralyzed after a spinal cord injury, the condition is usually permanent, but a new study suggests that zapping the spine with electricity during physical training could help paralyzed patients regain movement. 73 more words

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Glucosamine-like supplement suppresses multiple sclerosis attacks / inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells

Public release date: 29-Sep-2011

UCI study shows promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases

A glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis, according to a UC Irvine study. 436 more words

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METABOLIC DISEASE: Antioxidants combat risk factor for type 2 diabetes in mice

Public release date: 3-Oct-2011

The number of individuals with type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. One of the main risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes is resistance of the cells in the body to the effects of the hormone insulin. 98 more words

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FDA discourages use of laparoscopic power morcellation for removal of uterus or uterine fibroids

Procedure poses risk of spreading undetected cancerous tissue in women with unsuspected cancer

In a safety communication notice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discouraged the use of laparoscopic power… 769 more words

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Legislation: Where do you stand?

Where do you stand? This is an election year for all of our Congressional Representatives. We should be asking them where they stand when it comes to legislation that can have an effect on childhood cancer research and/or on the children affected by this terrible and much underfunded disease. 914 more words

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