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Statins May Improve Wound Healing Following Cardiac Surgery

Statin therapy may help to improve wound healing in patients following cardiac surgery and reduce overall recovery time, especially in patients who are prone to healing complications

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Postoperative AFib Increases Risk of Mortality, Hospital Readmission

New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (AFib, or abnormal heartbeat) occurs in one-out-of-five heart surgery patients and is associated with an increased risk of additional complications, including double the risk of death

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Diener Precision Pumps exhibits at AACC 2014 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

From 29 – 31 July 2014, the Swiss quality pump and valve manufacturer Diener Precision Pumps presents its precision pumps at the AACC 2014 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, Illinois (USA). The AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the world’s largest gathering for laboratory medicine. Double Ended – Dual Dispensing Piston Pumps and the Silencer Gear Pump Series will be the main focus of Diener Precision Pumps’ AACC appearance.

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African Medical Education Is Being Transformed by US Program, Journal Articles Report

Medical education in sub-Saharan Africa is being revitalized and expanded through a U.S.-funded effort that is dramatically increasing enrollment, broadening curricula, upgrading Internet access and providing cutting-edge skills labs and other technologies.

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As the Institute of Medicine Reports on Graduate Medical Education, Penn Expert Calls For Innovation in Training Future Physicians

Writing that “our nation’s lack of research in medical education contrasts starkly with the large and essential commitment to biomedical research funded by industry, philanthropic organizations, and the public,” David A. Asch, MD, professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and executive director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation, offers recommendations for the future of medical education. The piece, “Innovation in Medical Education,” coincides with the July 29 release by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of a report on the governance and financing of medical education.

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Transplantation Shown to Be Highly Effective in Treating Immune Deficiency in Children

Babies who are born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully treated with a transplant of blood-forming stem cells, according to experts led by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Richard J. O’Reilly, MD.

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How Is Depression Related to Dementia?

A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia.

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How Is Depression Related to Dementia?

A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Biologists Describe Mechanism Promoting Multiple DNA Mutations

The finding that cancer development often involves multiple mutations arising in clusters and in regions where chromosomal rearrangement takes place may one day lead to new cancer therapies.

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