Monday, September 5, 2011
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have discovered an innovative approach in combating cancer itself: HIV.
A few weeks back, a research team from the University of Pennsylvania simultaneously published some amazing results in both the New England Journal of Medicine and in Science Translational Medicine. Out of three individuals who were part of the research project, two of them appear to be free of cancer, and the third had their cancer load reduced by 70 percent. According to MSNBC, in each of the patients, as much as five pounds of cancerous tissue has been completely destroyed, and is still gone after a year’s time. All three of the patients were diagnosed with chroniclymphocytic leukemia (CLL), which is the most common form of leukemia, or cancer of the blood. According to an article on MSNBC, CLL affects about 15,000 people in the United …
Monday, June 27, 2011
It's National HIV Testing Day, and several local organizations are offering their services to get you tested.
If you missed it in our Five Things story earlier, today is National HIV Testing Day. Need to know where you can get tested or how it all works? Here's a list of local organizations where you can get tested today: To learn more or find other locations, go to www.hivtest.org.
Here are five things to know about Norristown and life today.
1. The library is hosting an International Food and Dance Fest today for ages 5 to 12 at 1 p.m. Take the kids and have some snacks while enjoying live entertainment. 2. Toby Maguire, star of the Spider-Man movies, is 36 today! 3. Did you know that Marvel, owner of the Spider-Man franchise, is a part of The Walt Disney Company? All your favorite cartoons live in the same place! That is, they do by Wall Street’s standards, anyway. 4. There is Mexican Folk Dancing tonight at 6 p.m. at Greater Norristown PAL. Go learn some new moves and get your groove on! 5. Today is National HIV Testing Day. Need to know where you can get tested or how it all works? Visit www.hivtest.org/default.aspx.