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Strategy Proposed for Preventing Diseases of Aging

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere argue that medicine focuses too much on fighting diseases individually instead of concentrating on interventions that prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan. They call for moving forward with strategies that have been shown to delay aging in animals. In addition to promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise, these strategies include manipulating molecular pathways that slow aging and promote healthy longevity.

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ASU Researcher Shows How Stress Hormones Promote Brain’s Building of Negative Memories

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A team from ASU and UC Irvine has discovered a key component to better understanding how traumatic memories may be strengthened in women. Their study's findings suggest that developing clinical treatments that could lower norepinephrine levels immediately following a traumatic event might offer a way to prevent this memory-enhancing mechanism from occurring.

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Vanderbilt Physicians Seeing Increase in Brown Recluse Spider Bites

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Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

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Timing Everything with NFL Contracts

When renegotiating a contract in the NFL, timing is of the essence — the player can benefit financially the earlier in the offseason the contract is signed, while the team can benefit by waiting — and can mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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New Partnership Brings More Personalized Cancer Treatment to Philadelphia

Thomas Jefferson University joins an international genomic medicine collaborative to help offer the newest innovations in cancer care through clinical trials.

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UT Southwestern Cardiologists Among Elite Group Awarded Millions to Prevent Heart Disease

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Researchers and clinicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are among a small, select group at U.S. universities to receive inaugural funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) for work that takes aim at heart disease and stroke.

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Los Angeles Medical Team Performs California’s First Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery on Toddler at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Part of Only NIH-funded Study of Device’s Safety and Use In Young Children

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A Los Angeles team of scientists and surgeons from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) reported that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem.

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Binghamton University Awarded Grant for Battlefield Preservation Project

While not as famous or as grand in scale as the Battles of Saratoga or Yorktown, the Battles of Newtown and Chemung played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. With the help of a new grant, a team of archaeologists at Binghamton University hopes to ensure these historic battlefields are properly preserved.

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ACR Offers New Fellowship in Medical Journalism and Publishing

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is now accepting applications for the Bruce J. Hillman Fellowship in Scholarly Publishing. The fellowship is designed to provide a concentrated, two week experience in medical editing, journalism and publishing for an interested and qualified staff radiologist.

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MH17: GW Experts on Situation in Ukraine

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