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Queen’s University Breakthrough to Take the Pain Out of Catheters

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A new pharmaceutical product that could significantly improve quality of life for catheter users all over the world is to be developed by Queen’s University Belfast after it won a national award.

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Study Shows Longer-Term CMV Treatment Effective for Symptomatic Babies

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Previous research indicated six weeks of treatment improved hearing, but new findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal six months is better.

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Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

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Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Big Box Stores Could Ditch the Grid, Use Natural Gas Fuel Cells Instead

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Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with additional research, according to new study.

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Stigma of Mental Illness in India Linked to Poverty

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The stigma surrounding people with severe mental illness in India leads to increased poverty among them, especially women, according to new research led by Jean-Francois Trani, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Whitman School of Management Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities

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The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is collaborating with Staples, Inc., in the first of its kind relationship to bring innovation and new research to the supply chain field.

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Study: One-Third of Americans Do Not Have Access to Stroke Center Within One Hour

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One-third of the US population does not have access to a primary stroke center within one hour by ambulance, and even under optimal conditions, a large proportion of the US would be unable to access a stroke center within this window, according to a new study published in the March 4, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the country.

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Permafrost's Turn of the Microbes

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As the Arctic warms, tons of carbon locked away in Arctic tundra will be transformed into the powerful greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane, but scientists know little about how that transition takes place. In a study appearing in today's issue of Nature, scientists looking at microbes in different types of Arctic soil have a new picture of life in permafrost that reveals entirely new species and hints that subzero microbes might be active.

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New Option for Peripheral Artery Disease

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The Valley Hospital today announced it was the first hospital in New Jersey to use a recently approved device to offer a minimally-invasive approach to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg, a serious and common condition associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.