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Mapi Appoints Charles Makin to Lead North America Health Economics & Outcomes Research Team

Mapi, a global leader in Real-World Evidence, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access, Epidemiology and Patient-Centered Research solutions, strengthens its North American team with the appointment of Charles Makin as Vice President, HEOR and Strategic Market Access.

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Postal Service Snooping Accelerates Need for Reform

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Researchers Discover Possible Cause of Common Dementia, Opening Avenues for Treatment

Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre have potentially discovered a major cause of dementia. In this type of dementia, there is damage to the white matter (nerve fibres) of the brain apparent on computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of older individuals.

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Toyota to Use Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials to Advance Vehicle Battery Tech

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Toyota scientists will collaborate with Brookhaven Lab experts and use world-leading electron microscopes to explore the real-time electrochemical reactions in promising new batteries.

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William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Dedication Highlights Innovative New Facility in Dallas

UT Southwestern Medical Center will unveil its new $800 million hospital at a dedication ceremony today. The 12-floor, 460-bed facility is being hailed as a patient-centered, state-of-the-art medical innovation for the people of Dallas, North Texas.

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New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

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NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.

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Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes Obtained in the Home Infusion Setting in the Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) provides some new information about how to monitor medications given at home.

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Increased Risk of Co-Existing Autoimmune Disease in Myasthenia Gravis Patients

Myasthenia gravis is a disorder than can be associated with abnormal function outside of skeletal muscle. Two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) demonstrate that there is a significant proportion of myasthenia patients with arrhythmias and co-morbid inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Nanosafety Research: The Quest for the Gold Standard

Empa toxicologist Harald Krug has lambasted his colleagues in the journal Angewandte Chemie. He evaluated several thousand studies on the risks associated with nanoparticles and discovered no end of shortcomings: poorly prepared experiments and results that don’t carry any clout. Instead of merely leveling criticism, however, Empa is also developing new standards for such experiments within an international Network.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines Address Multimodality Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

STS has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. The guidelines include nine evidence-based recommendations that address issues related to multimodality care, including neoadjuvant therapy

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