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Cancer Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Receive $9 Million Grant to Study Aggressive Brain Cancer

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often than not can’t cure it.
16-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Develop “Body-on- a-Chip” System to Accelerate Testing of New Drugs

Being able to test new drugs in a 3-D model of the body has the potential to speed up drug discovery and also to reduce the use of testing in animals.
5-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Receives Federal Funding to Conduct National Study on Risks Associated With Kidney Transplantation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two five-year grants to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worth more than $5 million to prospectively study the effects of a genetic variation in organ donors that appears to contribute to...
2-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Gene Mutations in Smoking-Related Cancers

African-Americans typically have worse outcomes from smoking-related cancers than Caucasians, but the reasons for this remain elusive. However, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken a big step toward solving this puzzle.
25-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Risk for Neurocognitive Problems in Children Born Very Prematurely

A new study has found that children born extremely premature to women who are overweight or obese before the pregnancy are at an increased risk for low scores on tests of intelligence and cognitive processes that influence self-regulation and...
18-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Large Multi-Ethnic Study Identifies Many New Genetic Markers for Lupus

Scientists from an international consortium have identified a large number of new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus.
17-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Big Step? Trial Will Test Improvisational Dance as Dementia Therapy

Depending on what generation you belong to, the term “improvisational dance” may conjure up images of beatniks grooving to the beat of bongos in a darkened coffeehouse or the black-clad Dieter gyrating to techno pop in a Sprockets sketch on...
13-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Make Significant Progress in Engineering Digestive System Tissues

Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions – from infants born with too-short bowels to adults with...
29-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nanomedicine Researchers Target Disease at the Molecular Level


It’s truly small-scale work. But researchers in nanomedicine – the study, development and application of materials under 100 nanometers in size to diagnose and treat disease – are making some big-time advances.
19-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Effective Help Is Available for Migraine Sufferers


Although it’s the third most prevalent illness in the world, migraine is widely misunderstood and frequently undiagnosed. Until quite recently a common “remedy” for migraine was to lie in a dark room and wait for the pain to pass. But today...
22-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Computational Body Models: The New Generation of Crash Test Dummies


Computerized models have not replaced crash dummies in assessing the protective properties of motor vehicles, military equipment and other products. But virtual figures offer many advantages over mechanical manikins and are becoming more widely used...
17-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Proper Eating Habits Can Help Young Athletes on and Off the Field

How can parents help their student-athletes gain a competitive edge? By boning up on nutrition basics.
8-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Flip-Flops Shouldn’t Be Your Sole Choice in Summer Footwear


The simple sandals that produce the unmistakable thwack-thwack sound effect are clearly the warm-weather footwear of choice for many Americans. But they’re simply not a good fit for every activity.
28-Jun-2017 5:00 PM EDT

Hazards of Cigarette Smoking Extend Way Beyond the Lungs

The long list of conditions that smoking can cause, contribute to, increase the risk of or worsen runs from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and stroke to gum disease, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.
13-Jun-2017 5:00 PM EDT

It’s Safe to Go In the Water, Just Don’t Swallow It

There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a refreshing dip in a pool, stream, lake or ocean. However, bacteria and parasites can lurk in all kinds of water and put a real damper on summertime fun unless people practice a few, simple...
30-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Kinesio Tape Sticking as a Treatment for Athletes and Others


Kinesio tape first gained widespread public attention when it was spotted on athletes during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but it has been around since the 1970s.
16-May-2017 6:00 PM EDT

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