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Elevated Urate Levels May Slow Parkinson's Progression

Naturally elevated levels of the antioxidant urate may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in men. Researchers from the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MGH-MIND) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) examined data from an earlier study and found that, among recently diagnosed Parkinson's patients, those with the highest urate levels had a significantly slower rate of disease progression during the two-year study period.

Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative Announces Encouraging Preliminary Results

Crucell presents a progress update and immunology data from a Phase I Ad35 tuberculosis vaccine study. The study, conducted in Worcester, South Africa and launched in May 2007, is the second phase I study in a current series of three and has revealed promising results.

Highest CD8 immune responses ever in a TB vaccine study

Filter Fails To Improve PCI Outcomes In Acute Coronary Syndromes

A device that catches bits of plaque and blood clot that break loose during percutaneous coronary intervention has failed to show that it can reduce rates of major cardiovascular complications in patients with acute coronary syndromes, a condition that encompasses unstable angina and a type of heart attack.