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Change in Medicare Fee Linked to Rise of Vascular Treatment

Federal efforts to curb Medicare costs for unclogging blood vessels in the limbs slowed the growing use of the treatments, but also coincided with a marked increase in doctors using a more expensive approach, according to an analysis by Duke...
4-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EST

Investigational Therapy Could Attack Cause of Sickle Cell Crises

Treatment for painful episodes of blood vessel obstruction in sickle cell anemia is currently limited to controlling pain, but an investigational therapy might be able to interfere with the underlying cause of these events, known as vaso-occlusion...
2-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EST

Guidelines Suggest Blood Thinners For More Women, Seniors With AFib

Nearly all women and people over 65 in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
26-Feb-2015 12:05 PM EST

Retinal Swelling in Premature Infants Tied to Poorer Neuro-Development

Using a portable, non-invasive imaging device, a team of Duke Medicine doctors have identified swelling in the back of the eyes of premature infants that correlates with poorer neurodevelopment as the babies grow.
24-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Gene Mutation Drives Cartilage Tumor Formation


Duke Medicine researchers have shown how gene mutations may cause common forms of cartilage tumors. In a study published in the Feb. 16, 2015, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Duke researchers and their colleagues...
12-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Newly Discovered Protein Has Link to Gestational Diabetes

For at least 40 years, scientists who study how the body metabolizes sugar have accepted one point: there are four enzymes that kick-start the body’s process of getting energy from food. But this biochemical foursome may not deserve all of the...
4-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

High Cholesterol In 30s, 40s, Increases Later Risk Of Heart Disease

Most young adults might assume they have years before needing to worry about their cholesterol. But new findings from researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute suggest that even slightly high cholesterol levels in otherwise healthy adults...
22-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Human Mode Of Responding To HIV Vaccine Is Conserved From Monkeys

The antibody response from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand was made possible by a genetic trait carried over in humans from an ancient ancestry with monkeys and apes, according to a study led by Duke Medicine researchers.
15-Jan-2015 2:05 PM EST

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