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From Guidance Belts to ‘Green’ Lighting, 24 College Teams Prep for Cornell/Intel Tech Challenge

It’s a better world, after all: 24 collegiate teams will compete May 4-5, 2012, at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to make humanity kinder and culture gentler, at the first annual Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel, a college-level competition created to provide the newest, innovative applications of embedded technology, computer systems built for specific tasks.

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Researchers Use Sugar to Halt Esophageal Cancer in Its Tracks

Scientists working at the Medical Research Council have identified changes in the patterns of sugar molecules that line pre-cancerous cells in the esophagus, a condition called Barrett’s dysplasia, making it much easier to detect and remove these cells before they develop into esophageal cancer. These findings have important implications for patients and may help to monitor their condition and prevent the development of cancer.

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Helminths, intestinal worms, William Gause, Inflammation, Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, Hookworm, Hookworm Parasites, Cytokines

The Upside of Intestinal Worms -- They May Help Promote Healing!

Intestinal worm infections may not be all bad, according to a new study by William Gause and colleagues at UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. In research on mice, published in Nature Medicine, immune reaction to the presence of intestinal worms was found to promote wound healing in the lungs.

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Military, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Medical Education, Medical Research, Medical Schools, White House

AAMC Medical Schools Pledge to Improve Health of America's Veterans and Families

First Lady Michelle Obama announced an unprecedented commitment made by more than 100 of the AAMC’s member medical schools to improve the health and wellness of military service members and their families as part of the Joining Forces initiative.

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Stony Brook's WTC Health Program Expands to Winthrop-University Hospital

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The Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program is expanding its clinical Center of Excellence to Winthrop-University Hospital which enables care and treatment for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory ailments, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.

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Nursing, Obesity, work schedules, Stress, University Of Maryland

Study Shows Obese Nurses More Stressed, Less Active

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Job stress and shift work have a lot more to do with obesity among nurses than previously thought, according to a study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

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La Brea Tar Pits, Charles Schuchert Award, Chaucer, medieval literature, plant fossils, fossil geochemistry, X-ray microscopy, Carboniferous Period

English Lit Influenced Prize-Winning Paleontologist

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It wasn’t a boyhood fascination with prehistoric life that influenced Kevin Boyce's interest in paleontology. It was instead the medieval literary world of Chaucer that he discovered in college.

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Montefiore Medical Center, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care, Cardiology, Heart Month

Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care Experts Available for Interviews

With a commitment to medical innovations and minimally invasive treatments, physicians at Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care are recognized as leaders in cardiovascular care. From prevention to treatment of cardiac conditions, experts are available to comment on all aspects of cardiac health.

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Study Shows Allergy to Plavix Can Be Overcome

Allergies to Plavix®, also know by its chemical name, Clopidogrel occur in about six percent of patients given the drug, vital for the prevention of life-threatening stent thrombosis after angioplasty and percutaneous coronary interventions. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found that a combination of steroids and antihistamines can successfully alleviate the allergic reaction and enable patients to remain on the drug. Until now, hypersensitivity required drug interruption, placing the patient at risk for restenosis or a major coronary event.

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Couples' Friendships Make for Happier Marriages, Relationships

A new book, "Two Plus Two: Couples and Their Couple Friendships," presents findings based on more than 400 interviews in which couples share experiences over the lifespan that readers can emulate to improve their own marriages.







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