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More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive, Live Without Neurological Impairment

Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks -- only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study led by Duke Health and appearing Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine, those rates are...
10-Feb-2017 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cellular Quality Control Process Could Be Huntington’s Disease Drug Target


The loss of motor function and mental acuity associated with Huntington’s disease might be treatable by restoring a cellular quality control process, which Duke Health researchers have identified as a key factor in the degenerative illness.
9-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy for Pompe Disease Effective in Mice, Poised for Human Trials

After decades investigating a rare, life-threatening condition that cripples the muscles, Duke Health researchers have developed a gene therapy they hope could enhance or even replace the only FDA-approved treatment currently available to...
26-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from lingering in patient rooms and causing new infections.
16-Jan-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Animal Study Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke Even Before Pregnancy


Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke -- even before conception -- appears to have a lingering impact that can later impair the brain development of a fetus, researchers at Duke Health report.
9-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Active-Duty Military Find PTSD Relief Through Individual Cognitive Therapy

Although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study led by a Duke University...
21-Nov-2016 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

One State’s Temporary Gun Removal Law Shows Promise in Preventing Suicides


A Connecticut law enacted in 1999 to allow police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people likely prevented dozens of suicides, according to a study by researchers at Duke and Yale universities and the University of...
16-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Half of Hospitalized Atrial Fibrillation Patients Don’t Receive Critical Medications


When patients suffer from atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, they are at considerably higher risk for blood clots and stroke. However, when hospitalized, half of these patients do not receive medications that could help prevent such...
14-Nov-2016 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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