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Illinois Nursing Deans Oppose Illinois SB 888

The Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing (IACN), composed of the deans of baccalaureate nursing programs throughout the state, met in Springfield where they confirmed their ongoing opposition to legislation that would allow Illinois community colleges to award baccalaureate degrees in nursing (Illinois Senate Bill 888).

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Acclaimed Poets to Honor Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the most influential poets of the 20th century, will be recognized by contemporary poets with a day of literary events May 4 at Northwestern University. The events are free and open to the public.

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Genes Associated with Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

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Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of pathologies that accumulated in their brains.

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Research Shows Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50

Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this age group, however, would attest that they’re more likely than their male partners to notice suspicious spots on the skin — which means women could help save their male partners’ lives by helping them spot skin cancer.

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Folate Receptor Overexpression Can Be Visualized in Real Time During Pituitary Adenoma Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery

Winner of the Synthes Skull Base Award, John Y.K. Lee, MD, FAANS, presented his research, Folate Receptor Overexpression Can Be Visualized in Real Time During Pituitary Adenoma Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting

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Angiogenesis Plays a Critical Role in Group 3 Medulloblastoma Pathogenesis

Winner of the Columbia Softball Charity Award, Eric M. Thompson, MD, presented his research, Angiogenesis Plays a Critical Role in Group 3 Medulloblastoma Pathogenesis, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Overlapping Surgeries are not Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes: Retrospective Multivariate Analysis of 14,872 Neurosurgical Cases Performed at a Single Institution

Winner of the Robert Florin Award, Michael Bohl, MD, presented his research, Overlapping Surgeries are not Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes: Retrospective Multivariate Analysis of 14,872 Neurosurgical Cases Performed at a Single Institution, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Possible New Tool for First Responders: An Ice Bag to the Face

Cardiovascular decompensation is a significant risk after blood loss, even once the person is no longer actively bleeding. Applying a bag of ice to a person’s forehead could help prevent this life-threatening complication while patients are being transported to the hospital.

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Can Aromatherapy Calm Competition Horses?

Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago raises the question of whether aromatherapy may be beneficial to horses as well.

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Clinical and Molecular Features of Genomic Subgroups in Meningioma

Winner of the Integra Foundation Award, Mark W. Youngblood, presented his research, Clinical and Molecular Features of Genomic Subgroups in Meningioma, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.







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