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Research News for January 2001

Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine have discovered, survivin, a molecule that helps cancer cells evade the body's defenses which normally pushes abnormal cells to self-destruct Survivin is not found in normal tissue, but is expressed in most common cancers, including lung, colon, pancreas, prostate and breast cancers. The researchers anticipate the molecule may be used to detect bladder cancer in urine.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, January 17, 2001.

Scientists at Australia's Sydney Centre for Reproductive Health have developed Veda-Scope, a new Pap smear device. The Veda-Scope is made by the Sydney-based firm SSH Medical and operates using a combination of air pressure and optical technology. A fiber-optic head magnifies the cervix and can give a more accurate diagnosis than current methods.

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