Health Report: Oct. 24, 1994


-- Researchers may be closer to developing a universal screening test for cancer. By examining tumors from the lungs, bladder, head and neck, doctors found characteristic DNA "fingerprints" that betrayed the presence of malignant cells no matter which tissue they came from.

| -- Dyslexia has been linked to a gene found on chromosome 6. If confirmed, the find could lead to early diagnosis so that remedial training can begin as soon as possible.

-- An experimental drug called copolymer I has been found to delay the progression of multiple sclerosis by decreasing the number of muscle-weakening attacks.


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