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Altered Pain Processing in Patients with Cognitive Impairment

People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a research review in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Migraine Surgery for Teens—Good Results in Initial Experience

As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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ISPOR Celebrates a 20-year History That is Shaping the Future of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at 2015 Annual International Meeting

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) held its 20th Annual International Meeting May 16-20, 2015 in Philadelphia. The Meeting marked ISPOR’s 20th anniversary and focused on the theme of Integrating Big Data, Patient Data, and Cost-Effectiveness into Clinical Practice: Promise and Prospects.

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Argonne and Arizona State University Sign Five-Year Agreement

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The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently signed an agreement with Arizona State University that will facilitate a broad portfolio of research shared between the two institutions.

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UAB Study Says Race Influences Warfarin Dose – an Advance for Personalized Medicine

A new report from UAB demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race. The study, published online today in Blood, proposes race-specific equations to help clinicians better calculate warfarin dosage.

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UA Professor Leads Online Teacher Training with Help from Google, NSF

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Professor of computer science at The University of Alabama to lead MOOC for nation-wide teacher training in new high school AP course

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UH Case Medical Center Experts to Present Data at 51st ASCO Annual Meeting

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will present data from several new studies, including a study evaluating a potential novel combination treatment for cancer patients with advanced solid tumors and a first-of-its-kind analysis of gene mutations in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), at the 51st American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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Prosthetic Hands with a Sense of Touch? Breakthroughs in Providing 'Sensory Feedback' from Artificial Limbs

Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing "sensory feedback." Advances toward developing prostheses with a sense of touch are presented in a special topic article in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).