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Cornell University Among Those Honored with HEED Award for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

Cornell University has won the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity for demonstrating outstanding “efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion” throughout campus.

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Novel Drug Targeting Leukemia Cells Enters Clinical Trial

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a phase 1 human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new monoclonal antibody for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common form of blood cancer in adults.

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Expert Available to Discuss Respiratory Virus Affecting Children Nationwide

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“Compassionate Use” and Other Means of Accessing Unproven and Unapproved Treatments Could Impact Long-Term Medical Benefits

Patients facing death or irreversible disease progression – most of whom have exhausted all approved treatment options -- sometimes seek access to unapproved and unproven interventions. This type of access, often referred to as “compassionate use,” is unregulated by federal authorities, subject to corporate pharmaceutical policies that change mid-stream, and could potentially adversely affect clinical care in the future, according to preliminary studies conducted by researchers and bioethicists at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC).

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How Burning Heart Tissue Saved Firefighter’s Career

A firefighter's career was endangered by his irregular heartbeat. His cardiologist saved the firefighter's career by burning heart tissue responsible for erratic electrical signals.

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Patients Waiting Too Long to See the Doctor? Try ‘Just-in-Time’ Management Methods, Researchers Urge

Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents.

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New Study Out of Villanova University Finds Release of Violent Video Games May Actually Reduce Real-World Violence

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