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Dr. Emily Blackwell

September 29, 2011 by National Library of Medicine

Dr. Emily Blackwell co-founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, the first hospital run by women and the first dedicated to serving women and children in the United States.   Medical School: Case Western Reserve University...

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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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Scientists Discover How the Brain Ages

September 12, 2012 by Newcastle University

Researchers at Newcastle University have revealed the mechanism by which neurons, the nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body, age.   The research, published today in Aging Cell, opens up new avenues of understanding...

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Gene that controls chronic pain identifi…

September 25, 2011 by University of Cambridge

Research lays groundwork for the development of new, targeted pain medications   A gene responsible for regulating chronic pain, called HCN2, has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)...

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More gene links to breast cancer risk

October 19, 2012 by Vanderbilt University

The well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations linked to breast cancer are rare and have a strong effect on cancer risk   But since these mutations only contribute to a small percentage of breast cancers, much of the genetic...

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Fatty Diets May Be Associated with Reduc…

March 14, 2012 by European Society of Human Reproduction

Men’s diets, in particular the amount and type of different fats they eat, could be associated with their semen quality   according to the results of a study published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction...

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