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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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Diabetic Retinopathy - a Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology 

Diabetes can affect sight   If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. High blood-sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye...

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Serotonin levels affect the brain’s resp…

September 15, 2011 by University of Cambridge

Research provides new insight into why some individuals may be more aggressive than others   Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn’t eaten or is stressed, affects brain regions that enable people...

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Bioengineers Design Rapid Diagnostic Tes…

September 28, 2012 by University of California - Santa Barbara

Inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform   By mimicking nature's own sensing mechanisms, bioengineers at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have designed inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take...

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Scientists Reverse Alzheimer's-Like Memo…

September 24, 2012 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

EGFR inhibitors used to fight cancer show surprising efficacy in fly, mouse models of beta amyloid-associated memory loss.   Cold Spring Harbor, NY – A team of neuroscientists and chemists from the U.S. and China today publish research...

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Halloween Safety Tips

October 6, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Keep the “Boo,” while Avoiding the “Boo-Boos” at Halloween   The Halloween season is filled with scary thrills and fun, but also potential danger. Pumpkin carving, costumes, unfamiliar homes, and young children traveling in darkness all provide possible...

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What orthopaedic surgeons want you to know   Home chores never seem to get...

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Fall Sports: Staying Active While…

Orthopaedic surgeons share tips to help athletes stay clear of sports injuries...

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