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Four New Psoriasis ‘Hotspots’ Identified by Geneticists

Four newly discovered DNA “hotspots” may one day help guide new treatments for psoriasis, one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the country, U-M geneticists say.

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James E. Cottrell, M.D., Honored with the American Society of Anesthesiologists Elite Distinguished Service Award

In recognition of exemplary service, James E. Cottrell, M.D. today received the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Distinguished Service Award during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

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Iraqi Cultural Center to Host Public Discussion and Press Conference on Iraqi and U.S. Efforts to Rebuild Iraq’s Behavioral Health Care System

Symposium examines how experiences in Iraq may provide insight for effectively treating post traumatic stress disorders and other serious psychological conditions.

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Runaway Justice

A new book by a Northwestern University School of Law professor tells the stories of three dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s. Each of the trials underscores the crucial role runaway slaves played in building the tensions that led to the Civil War, and the three trials together show how “civil disobedience” developed as a legal defense. “Fugitive Justice: Runaways, Rescuers and Slavery on Trial” (Harvard University Press, November 2010) also highlights the role of the lawyers who took on these cases and pioneered the idea of civil rights litigation.

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Columbia University Medical Center Joins Study to Find Earliest Changes in the Brain That May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Volunteers in New York, NY are being sought for a clinical study examining the subtle changes that may take place in the brains of older people many years before overt symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) appear. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are specifically looking for people with the very earliest complaints of memory problems that affect their daily activities.

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Few Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Pursue Careers in Pediatric Health Care

Pediatric health care work force planning efforts are increasingly incorporating the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, especially in plans to alleviate the perceived shortage of pediatric subspecialists. However, results from four new studies of pediatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, neonatal nurse practitioners, and pediatric physician assistants published online today in the journal Pediatrics do not seem to support that idea.

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Egg Allergy: Not a Reason to Avoid Flu Vaccine After All

Recent studies show most egg-allergic individuals can receive the flu vaccine safely under the care of their allergist or immunologist.

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San Diego Supercomputer Center Celebrates its 25th Year

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) this week formally marked its 25th year, highlighting several scientific and technological accomplishments that include assisting researchers in developing new drugs for AIDS and cancer, predicting the impact of earthquakes, and determining the structures of key enzymes to increase the world’s food supply.

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Theorist Part of Team That Discovers Unexpected Magnetism

Theoretical work done at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has provided a key to understanding an unexpected magnetism between two dissimilar materials.

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Illinois Boasts National Monkey Bar Champion

10-year old fifth grader Daria Twarowski outscored 400,000 students in 40 states by completing 37 roundtrips on the monkey bars in under 30 minutes and will attempt to break her own record Tuesday, Oct. 18.







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