Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 05, 2005
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
Duke University Medical Center investigators have found a strong association between depression and the incidence of irregular and rapid beating of the heart's main pumping chambers in patients who have been hospitalized for a heart attack.

Two chemicals boost immune cells' ability to fight HIV without gene therapy
A UCLA AIDS Institute study has discovered that two chemical compounds may help the immune systems of HIV-infected persons fight the disease without invasive gene therapy.

New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life
Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have shown that surgery combined with inserting heated chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdomen can improve survival rates and quality of life in patients with several cancers that historically have a poor prognosis.
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