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Extremely Rare Turtle is Released into the Wild

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The Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups announced today the successful release of a Southern River terrapin (Batagur affinis) – one of the most endangered turtles on earth – into the Sre Ambel River in Cambodia.

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Henry Ford Hospital Among the First to Test Implantable Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A clinical trial is underway at Henry Ford Hospital to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Apnex® Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (HGNS®) System to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Henry Ford is the only medical facility in Michigan, and among the first in the country, to participate in this study.

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Applications Open for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Grants

The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grants for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research. This is the second year of the AACR’s grant-giving partnership with the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation.

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Chemical Engineering, Ulcer Bacteria, Ulcer Medicine, Computer Modeling, Supercomputer Simulations, Mucus, Saliva, Group Behavior, Collective Behavior

Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Baffled by Mucus

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A new study demonstrates how introducing certain polymers—like those found in human mucus and saliva—into an aquatic environment makes it significantly more difficult for ulcer-causing bacteria and other microorganisms to coordinate.

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Sexually Transmitted Disease, STD, STI, Type 2 Diabetes, Microbiota, bacterial vaginosis, Obesity, Metabolism, High Blood Pressure, American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation

The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Presents Updates on Sexually Transmitted Infections and Type 2 Diabetes

Research is leading to new insights on two major public health challenges: preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and improving disease control for patients with type 2 diabetes. Expert updates on these critical topics appear in a special symposium section of the January issue of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (The AJMS), official journal of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Lippincott’s Continuing Medical Education Institute (LCMEI) Receives Reaccreditation from the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Wolters Kluwer Health, a global leader providing information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that its Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute (LCMEI), which provides continuing medical education (CME) to physicians and pharmacists, has renewed its accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Reaccreditation included Accreditation with Commendation, a designation only awarded to the top 25% of CME providers, and provides for a six-year term of accreditation.

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First-Of-Kind Seminar Teaches Teamwork to Varied Medical Professionals

CUMC’s program in narrative medicine, with $1 million Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Grant, to enroll students from nursing, dental, medical and public health schools in collaborative program

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Study Shows Racial Differences in Doctors’ Unspoken Language

A new study out of the University of South Carolina and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine provides the first look at racial differences in doctor's unspoken language when treating patients.

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2012 Gastroinstestinal Cancers Symposium Reveals New Advances Aimed at Improving Treatment, Prognosis and Detection of GI Cancers

New research into the treatment, prognosis and early detection of gastrointestinal cancers was released today in advance of the ninth annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 19-21, 2012, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco, Calif.

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Imagine That: How You Envision Others Says a Lot About You in Real Life

Do you imagine your co-workers to be positive, confident and resourceful? If so, chances are that you also display those traits in your own life, a new study finds.







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