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Celebrating 150 Years of Women in Medici…

September 26, 2011 by Eric v.d. Luft, Ph.D., M.L.S.

Nineteen ninety-nine marks the 150th anniversary of the entrance of women into the modern regular medical profession   On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell (February 3, 1821 – May 31, 1910) received her M.D. from Geneva Medical College...

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Offspring of childhood cancer survivors …

December 16, 2011 by Dagny Stuart

A large, retrospective study of the children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation therapy and/or some forms of chemotherapy found that the offspring do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared...

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Delivery of therapeutics: Small Packages…

July 14, 2013 by University of Melbourne

New strategy to coat microscopic materials   University of Melbourne researchers have developed an efficient system to coat tiny objects, such as bacterial cells, with thin films that assemble themselves which could have important implications for drug delivery...

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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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Fast Facts About Areola Reduction

June 27, 2013 by Roselen

Areola Reduction, a fairly common procedure in the cosmetic world   What is an Areola? Areola is different from nipples. The areola is the dark and pigmented skin around your nipples. These patch of skin may come in all...

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Boosting Natural Marijuana-like Brain Ch…

September 29, 2012 by University of California

UCI study points to role endocannabinoids play in common genetic cause of autism   American and European scientists have found that increasing natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X syndrome...

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Eye Protection is Essential for…

American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends sport-specific eyewear to prevent devastating injuries   For Stephen Sacks...

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The Human Touch: Nurse, Midwife…

Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants...

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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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Women in Medicine: How Female…

Despite the variety of challenges that women in medicine have faced, today’s female physicians continue to...

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