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Alzheimer's Drug Repairs Brain Damage After Alcohol Binges In Rodents

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A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.
15-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify New Way to Unmask Melanoma Cells to the Immune System

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A research team at the Duke Cancer Institute has found a new way to keep the immune system engaged, and is planning to test the approach in a phase 1 clinical trial.
16-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pregnant Women in NC Exposed to Less Secondhand Nicotine After ‘Smoking Ban’

A new study from Duke Health has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the ‘smoking ban’ in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as bars and restaurants.
10-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vision, Sensory and Motor Testing Could Predict Best Batters in Baseball

Duke Health researchers found baseball players with higher scores on vision and motor tasks completed on large touch-screen machines called Nike Sensory Stations had better on-base percentages, more walks and fewer strikeouts -- collectively...
5-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cross-Disciplinary Program Improves Surgical Outcomes for Older Patients

Compared to younger adults, older people have higher rates of complications from surgery. But many problems can be avoided by intervening with assessments and risk-reduction strategies before, during and after procedures.
4-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Stem Cell Transplant Is Better Than Drug Therapy for Scleroderma

Duke Health researchers, publishing in the Jan. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found significantly improved survival among patients with a severe form of scleroderma who underwent chemotherapy, whole body radiation and a stem cell...
2-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Duke-Led Team Develops More Accurate Tool to Track New HIV Infections

Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute have led an effort to develop a more accurate way to gauge the incidence of HIV infections in large populations, which will improve research and prevention strategies worldwide.
21-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Obesity Can Add Five Weeks of Asthma Symptoms Per Year in Preschoolers

Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According to new research from Duke Health and collaborators, symptoms may be worse for children ages 2 to 5 who...
18-Dec-2017 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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