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Number of Genes Associated with MS Doubl…

August 11, 2011 by Cambridge University

Critical insight provided into the disease mechanisms behind multiple sclerosis.   Scientists have identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of a very debilitating neurological disease. Many of the genes...

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Selumetinib - Breakthrough in Ovarian Ca…

February 14, 2013 by St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Researchers at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have discovered that many women with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary   or peritoneum have seen their tumors stabilize or...

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Helen B Taussig - a Founder of Pediatric…

December 25, 2011 by Todd Edwards

Helen Brooke Taussig is known as the founder of pediatric cardiology for her innovative work on "blue baby" syndrome   In 1944, Taussig, surgeon Alfred Blalock, and surgical technician Vivien Thomas developed an operation to correct the congenital...

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Benefits of Early Intervention in Addres…

August 22, 2012 by New York University

Preemptive cognitive training can help the brain function   Preemptive cognitive training—an early intervention to address neuropsychiatric deficiencies—can help the brain function normally later in life, a team of researchers has found through a series of experiments on laboratory...

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Medication use higher among overweight k…

October 4, 2012 by Bryan Alary

Overweight children aged 12 to 19 are 59 per cent more likely than normal-weight kids to take prescription medication, according to UAlberta research.   Overweight children are far more likely to take prescription medications than children of a...

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May Edwards Chinn

December 26, 2011 by Todd Edwards

May Edward Chinn did not plan on becoming a doctor   Originally she wanted to be a musician, but she changed from music to science after receiving encouragement from a professor at Columbia Teachers College. This fortuitous decision...

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New schizophrenia drug candidates entering…

New drug candidates for schizophrenia are now entering the stage of preparation for...

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5 Ways to Keep Arthritis…

Arthritis is a painful problem that can interfere with your ability to...

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The American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international...

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Dr. Lucille Teasdale - Canadian…

Dr. Lucille Teasdale was one of the first women in Quebec to...

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