Enough observational studies—it's time for doctors to recommend steps to raise their patients' vitamin D levels. That's the message in a provocative editorial published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|21-Aug-2014 9:40 AM EDT
According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain below the cortex play an important role as we train our bodies’ movements and, critically, they interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us the learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why.
– Universite de Montreal|21-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT
A new study of more than 600 employees in both blue- and white-collar professions compared individuals more prone to think about past transgressions at work to those focusing more directly on the future.
– Florida State University|21-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT
A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf.
– University of Haifa|21-Aug-2014 4:00 AM EDT
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified and characterized mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the unregulated enzyme driving the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
– University of Utah Health Sciences|20-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Monthly blood transfusions can substantially reduce the risk of recurrent strokes in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) who have already suffered a silent stroke, according to the results of an international study by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Vanderbilt University and 27 other medical institutions.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine|20-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Monthly blood transfusions reduce the risk of stroke in young patients with sickle cell anemia, scientists report Aug. 20 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
– Washington University in St. Louis|20-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Vanderbilt-led research, as part of an international, multicenter trial, found regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of silent strokes and strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have had pre-existing silent strokes, according to study results released today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
– Vanderbilt University Medical Center|20-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT
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