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BRAIN Research at WVU Awarded $1.5 Million

The White House announced that West Virginia University has been awarded more than $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, established by President Barack Obama to accelerate the development and application of innovative imaging technologies.

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Many Women Receive Unnecessary Pap Tests

As many as half to two-thirds of women who’ve undergone hysterectomies or are older than 65 years report receiving Pap tests for cervical cancer, despite recommendations against it, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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At Dusk & Dawn: Scientists Pinpoint Biological Clock’s Synchronicity

Scientists have uncovered how pacemaker neurons are synchronized at dusk and dawn in order to maintain the proper functioning of their biological clocks. Their findings enhance our understanding of how sleep-wake cycles are regulated and offer promise for addressing related afflictions.

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Salk Scientists Receive $3 Million for BRAIN Initiative Grant

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3-year award will advance novel approach to understanding the brain.

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Novel Rose Bengal Formulation Obliterates Lesions in Patients with Deadliest of Melanomas

A formulation of the dye, rose bengal, which has been around for more than a century, has recently been shown to have promise in patients with cutaneous melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

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Jewish Persecution's Economic Effects Linger, Study Finds

The effects of discrimination are long-lasting, both for the aggressor and the persecuted — passed through the years, consciously or not. Previous research has shown a striking historical persistence of anti-Semitic views, and, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, areas in which Jewish people historically were persecuted have lower stock market participation today.

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Medicaid and Uninsured Patients Obtain New Patient Appointments Most Easily at Federally Qualified Health Centers, Penn “Secret Shopper” Study Reveals

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) granted new patient appointments to Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients at higher rates than other primary care practices (non-FQHCs), in addition to charging less for visits, according to results of a new 10-state University of Pennsylvania study published this month in Medical Care.

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