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11/30/2000 - Fetal Cells Could Alleviate Huntingtons Disease Symptoms
Scientists at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research are utilizing undeveloped brain tissue from aborted fetuses to potentially ease the debilitating symptoms of Huntingtons disease, a genetic disorder cased by the progressive deterioration of brain cells....

8/25/2000 - Stem Cell Research Guidelines Draw Praise and Opposition
Anti-Abortion groups are opposing regulations announced on Wednesday by the Clinton administration regarding guidelines for stem cell research....

8/23/2000 - Federal Guidelines for Embryo Research to Be Released
The Clinton administration will release guidelines later today that will enable federally funded scientists to conduct research using stem cells, harvested from human embryos, despite the persistent opposition of anti-abortion activists....

6/28/2000 - Ontario Government Announces Plan To Aid Abused Women
The Ontario government will spend up to $30 million, up from present $7.6 million, to link shelters for abused women and rape crisis centers with police departments....

6/27/2000 - Stem-Cell Research Supported by American Heart Association
Bumping heads with anti-abortion supporters, the American Heart Association (AHA) voted yesterday to back embryonic stem-cell research, which AHA called "the most promising medical and scientific research" to combat heart disease and stroke....

6/24/2000 - Vaccine Being Tested to Eradicate Cervical Cancer
Scientists are testing a new vaccine that will aid in preventing the development of cervical cancer in women....

4/27/2000 - Pleas for Stem Cell Research Heard in Senate Subcommittee
A Senate health appropriations subcommittee hearing convened on Wednesday to hear arguments on proposed legislation to allow the National Institutes of Health to conduct embryonic stem cells research....

9/14/1999 - Clinton Urged to Change Policy on Embryo Research
The National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) recommended yesterday that federal dollars be allowed to fund research in harvesting human embryo cells that trigger tissue growth in the body....

8/2/1999 - Injection Treatment Doesnt Prevent Miscarriages
A study conducted by Carole Ober of the University of Chicago found that a fertility treatment to prevent miscarriage does not work....

6/24/1999 - Vaccine Being Tested to Eradicate Cervical Cancer
Scientists are testing a new vaccine that will aid in preventing the development of cervical cancer in women....

5/25/1999 - Medical Ethics Panel Advocates Limited Embryo Research
A report issued by the National Bioethics Advisory Commission calls on Congress to revoke elements of its ban on using federal funds for embryonic research....

5/18/1999 - No Consensus on Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment
International cancer experts presented findings from 5 different studies of a controversial treatment for advanced breast cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting yesterday in Atlanta....

4/15/1999 - Study: Virus Reduces, Eliminates Cancer Tumors
A genetically-engineered virus called ONYX-015 has been shown to identify and kill certain cancer cells in recent Phase II clinical trials....

9/15/1998 - New Company Formed to Build Taliban Phone Network
The New York Times reported new information on Telephone Systems International (TSI), the New Jersey-based company that signed a $240 million contract with the Taliban to build and maintain a communications network throughout Afghanistan....

2/27/1998 - Scientists Discover Gene Linked to Yeast Infections
A new study published in the journal Science reports that Candida albicans, a fungus that causes yeast infections and other ailments, depends heavily on a gene called INT1....

1/29/1998 - Pap Smear Computer Checks Costly
A study conducted at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington concluded that new computer systems used to double-check Pap smears for cervical cancer are more costly and no more effective than humans with microscopes....

1/7/1998 - Stress Linked to Fight Against Breast Cancer
A study issued in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports a link between anxiety and a weakened immune system in breast cancer patients....

1/5/1998 - Scientists Grow Breast Tissue From Patient's Own Cells
Great Britain's Times newspaper reported Sunday that scientists at the U.S....

10/2/1997 - RU-486 Could Combat HIV
A study published in Nature Medicine reports that the drug RU-486 could be helpful in treating people with HIV....

10/2/1997 - RU-486 Could Combat HIV
A study published in Nature Medicine reports that the drug RU-486 could be helpful in treating people with HIV....

1/16/1997 - New Feminist Majority Foundation Survey Finds Severe Anti-abortion Violence Still Plagues Almost One-Third of Clinics
Data Refute Spate of News Articles Saying Violence Is Over WASHINGTON, D.C....

9/11/1996 - Georgia Schools Ordered by State Attorney General to Abandon Affirmative Action
On Monday (4-8), Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers sent an unsolicited letter to University System Chancellor Stephen Portch directing him to eliminate affirmative action programs for minorities at each state college and university....

10/13/1995 - UC Students Demand Restoration of Affirmative Action
Students across the University of California school system protested yesterday their Regent's summer decision to repeal affirmative action....