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The American Thyroid Association’s Professional Journals: New Editor-in-Chief for VideoEndocrinology™

The ATA is proud to announce that William B. Inabnet, III, MD, will take over the helm of the video-journal at the beginning of 2018.

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Alcohol Use Disorder, Chronic Pain, Comorbidity, candidate association gene studies, me-wide association studies, Genetic Influences, single-nucleotide polymorphisms, central nervous system, Molecular Genetics

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University of Redlands and Tuskegee University Forge Historic Agreement

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In a first-of-its-kind agreement for both institutions, the University of Redlands, a private, liberal arts, graduate and professional university in Southern California, and Tuskegee University, a private historically black university in Alabama, have partnered to provide expanded opportunities for students and faculty.

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Portable 3-D Scanner Assesses Patients with Elephantiasis

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An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care workers rely on leg measurements to assess the severity of the condition. However, measuring legs that are severely swollen often proves cumbersome and impractical. But now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, working with collaborators in Sri Lanka, have shown that a portable scanning device can measure limb enlargement and disfigurement faster and more easily in patients with elephantiasis. The research tool makes it easy to obtain accurate measurements and determine whether treatments to reduce swelling are effective.

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Biology of Childhood Brain Tumor Subtypes Offers Clues to Precision Treatments

Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. By shedding light on subtle distinctions in tumor biology, these findings offer clues to designing more effective anticancer treatments to precisely target tumors in individual patients.

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Plant-Based Diet Converts Breast Cancer in Mice From Lethal to Treatable Form

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Researchers use compounds found in a combination plant-based diet to successfully prevent and treat ER-negative breast cancer in mice.

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Dr. Bell Receives National Award for Advancing Rehab Field

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Dr. Kathleen Bell has received the 2017 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award for advancing research and clinical care in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Penn Nursing Professor Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

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Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New members are elected by current active members through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

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Skimping on Sleep May Contribute to Gestational Diabetes

A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes.

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Cancer Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Receive $9 Million Grant to Study Aggressive Brain Cancer

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often than not can’t cure it.







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