New Hampshire Law Banning Commercial Use of Prescription Information Declared Unconstitutional

The judge ruled in favor of IMS Health and Verispan LLC, two leading health information companies, which jointly filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the State from enforcing the statute that went into effect in June 2006.

New Hampshire Law Banning Commercial Use of Prescription Information Declared Unconstitutional: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment

Vanderbilt University researchers identified 44 peptides (protein fragments) that can be used to determine response to tyrosine kinase inhibitor drug therapy -- combined with radiation therapy -- in patients battling lung or brain cancer.

Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment - Forbes.com

Gene discovery raises hope of treatment for memory loss

Scientist that found that mice carrying a defective version of a gene performed better than others when trained to swim to a hidden platform in a water tank. "If a person were reading a page of a textbook, it might take several times to memorise it," said Mauro Costa-Mattioli, a researcher on the team. "A human equivalent of these mice would get the information right away." The scientists now hope to follow up their discovery by finding a drug that improves memory by interfering with the memory-blocking protein. "If such a pill could be generated, it might provide a new method for treating people with memory-related disease such as Alzheimer's," said Dr Costa-Mattioli, whose study appears in the journal Cell.

Gene discovery raises hope of treatment for memory loss Special reports Guardian Unlimited

Politics called threat to CDC

Maintaining public trust in scientific integrity at a time when there is a perception of political ideology intruding into public health decisions and public health policy is one of the major issues faced by the
CDC.

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Politics called threat to CDC ajc.com: "vaccinations.'"