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May 28, 1996
International Remote Imaging Systems Inc., a Chatsworth maker of medical testing workstations, said it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a new diagnostic product that helps identify abnormal white blood cells.
The messages that Juvenile Court official David Flores reads these days in the graffiti and gang slogans scrawled on East Los Angeles alleyways, homes and businesses are more disturbing than ever. "I see new gang names showing up on the walls, and placas (logos) indicating that old, formerly quiet gangs are joining forces with younger groups and becoming active again," said Flores, administrator of Los Angeles County Juvenile Court schools. "It's very depressing."
Each year, as many as 5 million Americans show up at hospital emergency rooms with symptoms of heart attacks. Although only 10% to 15% are actually suffering a cardiac episode, ruling out a heart attack usually takes six to 24 hours and can be quite expensive. But new blood tests can reliably rule out an attack within 90 minutes, according to researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
October 14, 1985 | Associated Press
A new artificial blood substitute has shown promising results in animal experiments and may significantly reduce transmission of human blood-borne diseases such as AIDS, according to a report to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Chicago research scientist Ljubomir Djordjevich said in a paper to be given today that the substitute "appears to be the first artificial blood product that successfully imitates red blood cells in delivering oxygen to tissue."
May 1, 1986 | United Press International
Scientists reported Wednesday the development of a new blood test that could be used for early and reliable detection of certain types of tumors, including a form of lung cancer. "It could be a screening test for diagnosing the presence of a wide variety of tumors, some of which are difficult to diagnose any other way," said Dr. Leonard J. Deftos, who helped develop the test at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Diego.
August 1, 2004 | Michael T. Jarvis
The song that helped Potsie get an A+ in his college anatomy course on the TV show "Happy Days" has come to the aid of another hopeful entity. This time it's St. Joseph aspirin, which looked to the past to freshen its brand. When McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals needed a song to pump the importance of aspirin and a healthy heart, it turned to Anson Williams as Potsie singing "Pump Your Blood" from "Happy Days" episode No. 142, "Potsie Quits School."
November 3, 1987 | JIM WALTERS, Walters is a Times copy editor. and
More than 20 years after it began "Dark Shadows," the tale of the occult, continues to haunt the airwaves. In fact, the gothic soap opera is pumping new lifeblood to many fund-hungry PBS-TV stations around the nation. "It has really made our late night," said Lary White of KFME-TV Channel 13 in Fargo, N.D. "It's our top membership program," said Neal Hecker of public television station WNYC Channel 31 in New York. The show also is rerun on independent stations.
September 26, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Camp Pendleton's resident herd of 50 buffalo may need an infusion of new blood to prevent possible health and fertility problems caused by inbreeding over the last 14 years. The herd, all of which are descended from seven bison donated by the San Diego Zoo in 1973, may have to be mated with new animals to protect the offspring, said Slader Buck, a civilian working for Camp Pendleton's Natural Resources Office.
June 2, 2000 | GARY KLEIN
New baseball champions in at least five of six divisions will emerge tonight and Saturday when the Southern Section finals are played at Blair Field in Long Beach and Dodger Stadium. Simi Valley Grace Brethren, the two-time defending Division VI champion, is the only team that could defend its title. All championship games were originally scheduled to be played at Blair Field because Edison Field and Dodger Stadium were unavailable.
February 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Doctors say they apparently have been able to vaccinate some cancer patients against their own disease by using light to activate a powerful drug while it is in the bloodstream. The technique has produced remissions in some cases of a fatal blood cancer that had not responded to other types of treatment. It appears to marshal the body's immune defenses to destroy the cancer without the nausea, hair loss or other side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
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