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New Translational Research Reveals a Use…

March 24, 2011 by American Academy of Pain Medicine

National Harbor, MD — Results from a new study offers insight into the brain’s circuitry involved in stress-induced hyperalgesia (SIH), which may help lead to a better understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain...

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

December 26, 2011 by Todd Edwards

A Founder of Protein Crystallography   Scientific biographers do not, in general, find much correlation between good character and great science. There are a few exceptions. Historians have unanimously agreed, for example, that Charles Darwin was a particularly...

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Glaucoma - a Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is glaucoma?   Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve—the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers, like an electric...

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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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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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Why Women should be Nurses and not Doct…

December 16, 2011 by Professor Anne Crowther, Centre for the History of Medicine, Glasgow University

The story of women's role in medicine in 19th-century Britain has been dominated by two iconic figures Sophia Jex-Blake (1840 - 1912) and Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)   They died within a couple of years of one...

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Serotonin levels affect the brain’s…

Research provides new insight into why some individuals may be more aggressive...

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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Provide the…

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according...

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The American Academy of Cosmetic…

What is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery?   Founded in 1985, the mission...

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Celebrating 150 Years of Women…

Nineteen ninety-nine marks the 150th anniversary of the entrance of women into...

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