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NIH Awards $8 Million to Wake Forest Baptist for Alcohol Addiction Research Center

The Wake Forest Translational Alcohol Research Center will employ preclinical animal models and clinical research to study behavioral and neurobiological factors associated with vulnerability and resilience to alcohol use disorder.
3-Jan-2018 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Noninvasive Brainwave Technology Improved Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Military Personnel

A noninvasive brainwave mirroring technology significantly reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress in military personnel in a pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
26-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Report: New System for More Accurate Cancer Staging to Aid Precision Medicine

Adding a blood test called liquid biopsy to a standard tissue biopsy could significantly improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment for patients with cancer, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
11-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

WFIRM Wound Healing Technology Licensed to XCell Biologix

A potential new cell-free treatment for severe burns and chronic wounds that was developed by scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been exclusively licensed to XCell Biologix™, a private company that aims to...
11-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lab-Engineered Ovaries Superior to Hormone Drugs in Animal Model

New research in rats suggests the possibility of bioengineering artificial ovaries in the lab to provide a safer, more natural hormone replacement therapy for women. A safe therapy, with the potential to improve bone and uterine health, as well as...
30-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can a Common Ingredient in Laundry Detergent Help Advance Diabetes Research?

Being able to build a bioartificial pancreas offers the potential to cure type 1 diabetes. A major challenge with the effort is how to supply the structure with enough oxygen to keep the cells alive. Now, new research suggests that oxygen-generating...
16-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

WFIRM Scientists Study Space Radiation Health Effects to Keep Astronauts Safe


The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand the health risks related to radiation exposure from missions in deep space.
14-Nov-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Great Pumpkin Arrives at Brenner Children's Hospital

An Atlantic Giant pumpkin weighing in at 943 pounds was delivered this morning to patients, their family members, faculty and staff at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C. This is the 18th...
30-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Child Life Specialists Play Key Role in Pediatric Hospital Care


Child life specialists are dedicated to helping children and their families cope with all aspects of hospitalization and making their experiences at the hospital as positive as possible – especially during the holiday season.
19-Dec-2017 5:00 PM EST

Taking a Look at Insomnia, From A to Z’s


An estimated 35 percent of this country’s 250 million adults experience occasional problems sleeping while roughly 20 percent have short-term or acute insomnia and approximately 10 percent have long-term or chronic insomnia. The reasons behind...
13-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST

Integrative Medicine Takes Broad Perspective Toward Care


Integrative medicine? That’s stuff like acupuncture, yoga and meditation, right? Yes, they can be part of it, but for many practitioners integrative medicine is about prevention and wellness as well as treatment and incorporates more conventional...
27-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EST

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

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