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Study Finds Potential Genetic Link Between Epilepsy and Neurodegenerative Disorders

A new University of Iowa study, published online July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a potential link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders.

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We, Robot: AU Prof. Despina Kakoudaki Available for Comment

Robots and androids hold a powerful sway on our cultural imagination. Countless science fiction books and films have depicted artificial intelligence. Why do we find artificial people fascinating?

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Lacking Trust in One's Doctor Affects Health of Emotionally Vulnerable Cancer Patients

The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles, finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry.

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In Asthma, It’s Not Just What You Smell, But What You Think You Smell

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New research from the Monell Center reveals that simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics for at least 24 hours following exposure. The findings highlight the role that expectations can play in health-related outcomes.

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New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person’s knee feel and move just like the original.

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Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies

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University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal.

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Research Finds Charter Schools Nationwide More Cost-Effective, Produce Greater ROI

A first-ever report released July 22 by the University of Arkansas, which ties charter school funding to achievement, finds that public charter schools are more productive than traditional public schools in all 28 states included in analyses of cost-effectiveness and return on investment.

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hc1.Com®, the Healthcare Relationship CloudTM Company, and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a Global Leader in Developing Clinical Diagnostic Products That Help Advance and Optimize the Laboratory, Announced a Strategic Partnership

hc1.com®, the Healthcare Relationship CloudTM company, and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in developing clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the laboratory, announced a strategic partnership to deliver innovative technology to laboratories that turn large amounts of clinical data into actionable insights that transform how labs manage their business and their contributions to improving healthcare.

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Beckman Coulter's Prostate Health Index (phi)* Has Been Recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) as a Blood Test to Improve Specificity for Prostate Cancer Detection in Its Recently Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines

Beckman Coulter’s Prostate Health Index (phi)* has been recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) as a blood test to improve specificity for prostate cancer detection in its recently updated Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Prostate Cancer Early Detection. Inclusion in the NCCN Guidelines recognizes the benefit and clinical utility of phi for better prostate cancer diagnosis and for the reduction of unnecessary biopsies.

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Nearly 74 Years After His Death, a Headstone Is Placed in Cambridge to Memorialize Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS

To recognize the valiant contributions of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS (1869-1940), to American surgery and to patient care as a whole, a memorial headstone has been placed at his previously unmarked gravesite in the historic Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass.

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