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Fiber helps kill bad cells

It has long been known that eating a lot of fiber helps lower the risk of colon cancer. But exactly how that worked hasn't been known -- until now.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/07/met_517525.shtml
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Researchers tie deadly condition during pregnancy to cell defect

A team of researchers has discovered that pre-eclampsia, one of the most serious complications of pregnancy, results from a defect that occurs early in gestation and affects the placenta, the lifeline that links the fetus to the mother.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/12/ent_208165.shtml
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Researchers tie deadly condition during pregnancy to cell defect

A team of researchers has discovered that pre-eclampsia, one of the most serious complications of pregnancy, results from a defect that occurs early in gestation and affects the placenta, the lifeline that links the fetus to the mother.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/11/ent_208095.shtml
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Doctors look to protect kidneys

Willie Dean Young probably should have died from a tumor that spread into her abdomen. But she is cancer-free today, even if one of the drugs left her with kidney damage.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-06-02/doctors-look-protect-kidneys
Studies explore tumors' nature

Cancerous tumors exploit a natural process to hide from the body's immune system, which would otherwise destroy them.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/17/met_140032.shtml
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MCG team finds cause of immune suppressor

Cancerous tumors appear to use rare cells to shield themselves from attacks by the body's immune system, a Medical College of Georgia researcher said. And a drug that appears to reverse the effect is being tested now at the National Cancer Institute and might be ready for clinical trials in humans as early as next year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/16/met_422331.shtml
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MCG team finds cause of immune suppressor

Cancerous tumors appear to use rare cells to shield themselves from attacks by the body's immune system, a Medical College of Georgia researcher said. And a drug that appears to reverse the effect is being tested now at the National Cancer Institute and might be ready for clinical trials in humans as early as next year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/15/met_422216.shtml
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A garden pest known as the froghopper has vaulted over the flea to claim the title of champion jumper.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/07/liv_383376.shtml
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Scientists make stem cells work as liver tissue

First they made muscle. Then, stem cells taken from bone marrow helped rebuild diseased blood vessels. Next they reversed stroke damage.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/16/tec_345191.shtml
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Flunking out Advertisements for prescription drugs, which manufacturers say lead to a better-informed public, have flunked a test for educational content. Three California researchers rated ads appearing in 18 popular magazines from 1989 to 1998. The scientists gave each ad a score from a low of 1 to a high of 11. To get points, an advertisement needed to include basic facts about the medical condition for which the drug was designed, along with descriptions of the condition's causes or risk factors, how long the drug takes to work, and other information.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/14/ent_301466.shtml
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