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Physical Declines Begin Earlier Than Expected Among U.S. Adults


Physical declines begin sooner in life than typically detected, often when people are still in their 50s, according to a Duke Health study that focused on a large group of U.S. adults across a variety of age groups.
21-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Duke to Participate in Early Clinical Trials for Emerging Neurological Therapies

Duke University could receive up to $19 million to lead early-stage clinical trials for new drugs to treat neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and neuropathy.
21-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Described Cellular Defense Activity Could Guide Solutions to UTIs


The process cells use to secrete chemicals also appears to be the way to clear urinary tract infections, or UTIs, according to a study by researchers from Duke Health and Duke-National University of Singapore.
13-Jul-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Moderate Exercise Might Be More Effective at Combatting Pre-Diabetes

Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with pre-diabetes, according to research from Duke Health.
18-Jul-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Trace Origin Cell of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Test Drug Target

Scientists at Duke Health are part of a team that has discovered a type of cell surrounding blood vessels can also serve as a starting point for sarcoma, a form of cancer that occurs in bones and connective tissues.
13-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New NIH-Funded Center to Study Inefficiencies in Clinical Trials

Researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have received a major federal grant to study how multisite clinical trials of new drugs and therapies in children and adults can be conducted...
5-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women with BRCA1 Gene Mutation at Higher Risk of Deadly Uterine Cancer


Women who carry the BRCA1 gene mutation that dramatically increases their risk of breast and ovarian cancers are also at higher risk for a lethal form of uterine cancer, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher.
30-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide

People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health...
2-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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