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Jump, Flip, Twist and Enjoy Gymnastics S…

October 5, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

AAOS offers gymnastics safety tips   Gymnastics is a rigorous sport requiring long hours of practice and complex physical movements. In addition to the weight-bearing stress placed on the upper body during many gymnastics moves, the countless twists...

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Scientists Find Stem Cells That Tell Hai…

September 28, 2012 by Bill Hathaway

Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness   The researchers identified stem cells within the skin's fatty layer and showed that molecular signals...

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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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Helen Flanders Dunbar - Pioneer in Psych…

December 25, 2011 by Constance M. McGovern

Helen Flanders Dunbar - "the mother of holistic medicine" (Stevens & Gardner, 1982, p. 93)   Dunbar, Helen Flanders (14 May 1902-21 Aug. 1959), psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and pioneer in psychosomatic medicine, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter...

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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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Call for Entries Now Underway for 2012 N…

July 29, 2011 by The American Academy of Neurology

We Need Your Story! Win up to $1,000 and a Trip to New Orleans   The American Academy of Neurology Foundation is calling on all neurology patients and caregivers to submit a short video to its 2012 Neuro...

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