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Napoleon Love Letter Seduces Bidders at Manuscript Auction

... at an auction of original handwritten letters by historical figures -- more than five times the pre-sale estimate. The letter from the future French leader fetched 276,000 pounds (409,000 euros, 557,000 dollars) at the Christie's auction in London. It had only been expected to fetch 50,000 pounds. "I send...

Will Seven Be the Lucky Number for Las Vegas Newlyweds?

...s in this business. This is our magical, maniacal, historical moment of love," said Charlotte Richards, owner of the famous Little White Chapel. An estimated record 3,000 couples have applied for marriage licenses in Clark County on Saturday, cramming the schedule at the 40 or so chapels across the city that ...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...he 1918 influenza virus has been a pursuit of both historical and medical importance . The 1918 influenza pandem...terization of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus in historical context, by J Taubenberger, J Hultin and D Morens. Spotlight on Respiratory Viruses issue of Antivir...

Hair Restoration Procedures Performed Worldwide Increased 34 Percent in 2006

...published in this survey was developed from actual historical information and does not include any projected information. The margin of error for the sample is plus or minus 6.5% at the 95%confidence level....

Hitler's Holocaust may Have Stemmed from Syphilis from Jewish Prostitute

...initely had it," said Dr Habeeb. "But many other historical figures in the 19th and early 20th century suffered from syphilis without the murderous consequences wreaked by Hitler," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying. Dr Habeeb presented his findings at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' annual meeting in ...

Mealaka Virus Will Have a New Name

...ch is a popular tourist destination because of its historical sites. "Melaka is a good state, beautiful and peaceful, not the birthplace of diseases," The Star daily quoted him as saying. Ali said the state government would lodge a formal protest with Malaysia's health ministry. "Why not use another name,...

A Lucky Number? 7/7/07

...s). "A number must be interpreted within a given historical context," he said. The media fuss over July 7, he added, was no more than "divinatory numerology invented in the 19th century and popularised worldwide by the Americans."...

Study Finds That Lincoln Suffered from Smallpox During Gettysburg Speech

...was practiced in the mid-19th century, there is no historical evidence that Lincoln was immunized against smallpox before his illness. Moreover, the milder form of smallpox, known as variola minor, first appeared in the United States at the turn of the 20th century and was unknown in the United States during ...

Cemetery Tourism, the New Catchword in US

...ed spaces, and that Halloween flashlight tours and historical re-enactors jumping out from behind tombs crosses the line in taste. A 2005 fund-raising calendar for Oakwood Cemetery in Troy inspired by the movie Calendar Girls and featuring socialites who appeared to be naked was a tad too risqu to repeat, ...

Device That Targets Brain Cancer Shows Promising Results

... This is more than double the rates reported in historical data approximately 9.5 weeks, 15.3 percent, and 29.3 weeks, respectively. "The novel mechanism of action of the Novo-TTF relies on the physical properties of the cancer cells, their shape and size, rather than the chemical make-up. We believe that...

Cell Genesys Reports Additional Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

...herein about the company, other than statements of historical fact, including statements about the company's progress, results and timing of clinical trials and preclinical programs and the nature of product pipelines are forward-looking statements and are subject to a number of uncertainties that could cause a...

DNA Link to a Lost Colony

... using different methods like genealogy, deeds and historical narratives have gathered around 168 surnames that could be connected with the settlers. This could give facts of the English trying to colonize the new world. "The Lost Colony story is the biggest unsolved mystery in the history of America," said R...

UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

... Seven out of the eight patients have exceeded the historical median benchmark of 6.5 months survival from time of recurrence. The investigators will continue to follow the patients for overall survival. Based on these results, a larger, multi-center phase 2 study is planned for late 2007. Derived from each i...

Alzheimer’s Patients Plead for Greater Understanding and Suppor

... working,” Mr. Hebert said. Regular bus trips to historical and cultural sites of their choosing like an African-American art museum, a glass blower’s studio or a Hindu temple are also being organized by support groups. Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps a march to oblivion. But the process can unfold over two ...

Vanderbilt Performs State's First Stem Cell Heart Regeneration Therapy

...t Stem Cell Transplant Program. “This is truly a historical event,” said Phillips. “If this therapy works, it has the potential to affect millions of peopl.” Source-Newswise SRM...

Outpatient Treatment Kills Benign Bone Tumors Nonsurgically With Heat

...nts who require intervention, surgery has been the historical treatment. Source-Nwswise SRM...

New Drugs Shows Promise in Slowing the Progression of Prostate Cancer

...s compared to a median average of 10.7 months in a historical control group with similar baseline prognostic fea...usly, however, as we are comparing statistics from historical control groups.” Pertuzumab is a single-agent antibody designed to bind to the HER2 receptor and i...

New Drug Promises Prolonged Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients

...s compared to a median average of 10.7 months in a historical control group with similar baseline prognostic fea...usly, however, as we are comparing statistics from historical control groups.” Pertuzumab is a single-agent antibody designed to bind to the HER2 receptor and i...

More Research on Meningococcal Infection Called for

...ococcal infection. He suggests that an analysis of historical patterns of meningococcal incidence would help// to better understand, and further prevent, the bacterial infection. "The meningococcal vaccine has been effective since its introduction in 2003, but the disease incidence rate is still higher than ...

Billions of Dollars Saved in U.S. By Polio Vaccination

...HSPH, estimated the costs and the effectiveness of historical polio vaccination strategies. They found that the ...y for polio vaccination. They estimated that these historical and future investments translate into over 1.7 billion vaccinations that prevent approximately 1.1 m...

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