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University of Kentucky Research Explores STXBP5 Gene and its Role in Blood Clotting

Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Charles Lowenstein, MD, of the University of Rochester, have published important studies exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.

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Wellness Living Laboratory (WELL) to be First-Ever Research Study to Examine Impacts of Dietary and Lifestyle Habits on Wellness and Healthy Aging

A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. The study is being conducted by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from the Amway Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund.

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FSMB CEO Dr. Humayun Chaudhry Elected Chair-elect of International Medical Regulatory Group

Humayun Chaudhry, DO, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), was elected Chair-elect of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) during the organization’s recent biennial meeting in London. IAMRA provides an international forum for medical regulators to share best practices in achieving their mandate to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. The organization has 77 members in 37 countries.

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Endocrinologist Recommends Weighing Risks, Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will make a recommendation today on testosterone-replacement therapy for men and the potential risk of heart attacks associated with its use. Loyola University Health System (LUHS) endocrinologist Norma Lopez, MD, is available to comment on this. Dr. Lopez believes testosterone therapy should be prescribed on an individual basis after weighing the risks and benefits.

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Undergraduate Research Experience Helps One Student Stand Out in Midst of an Outbreak

Undergraduate research opportunities at Creighton University helped one student stand out in the midst of the chikungunya virus in Haiti this summer. More Students are looking for undergraduate research opportunities.

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Novel Mechanism Involved in Memory Discovered by UAB Researchers

Researchers at UAB report in Nature the discovery of a novel mechanism in the brain involved in the formation of memory and learning. The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.

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In Mice, Vaccine Stops Urinary Tract Infections Linked to Catheters

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The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine prevented urinary tract infections associated with catheters.

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IFT Appoints New Members of the International Food Science Certification Commission

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced the 2014/2015 members of the International Food Science Certification Commission (IFSCC). The IFSCC is an independent, third-party certification body that oversees the testing, governance, and policymaking for the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credentialing activities.

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Independence for Scotland Could Mean Economic, International Realignments

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