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April 2010 - Posts

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PRP Therapy Studies Show Mixed Results
April 29, 2010 2:06 PM by Kelly Graham
The benefits of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are often touted by professional athletes as well as some healthcare professionals. The treatment, still not fully understood, can speed healing, especially for areas that are hard to heal, like tendons. Read More...
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Gene-based Blood Test Performs As Well As Heart Biopsy
April 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Jill Hoffman
A recent study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the AlloMap blood test from molecular diagnostics company XDx Inc. works as well as routine biopsies in monitoring heart transplant patients for signs of organ rejection; Read More...
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National DNA Day This Month
April 14, 2010 12:40 PM by Jill Hoffman
This year, the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute will celebrate National DNA Day on April 23. The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix. The Read More...
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VRSA Makes Rare Appearance
April 9, 2010 9:34 AM by Kelly Graham
Here in the ADVANCE hometown of Philadelphia, a patient at the Pennsylvania Hospital (part of the University of Pennsylvania) has been diagnosed with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA). The patient was on dialysis and has a history of drug-resistant Read More...
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