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Space Travel Carries Risks to Immune System Health

New research from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists into the health risks of space radiation exposure shows a potential greater risk than previously thought.
14-Aug-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Genetic Marker for Gastric Cancer Prognosis

Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. Being able to identify the people most likely to benefit from the costly therapy is a Holy Grail for oncologists.
9-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Samples Used to Investigate Adaptive Repair Mechanisms of Transplanted Kidneys

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that gene expression analysis of blood samples taken from the recipients of transplanted kidneys can be used to better understand the mechanisms that promote repair and regeneration of the...
31-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Baptist Awarded $8 Million to Study Lifestyle Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $8 million to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to study cognitive decline and impairment in older adults with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese.
9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create Advanced Brain Organoid to Model Strokes, Screen Drugs

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have developed a 3-D brain organoid that could have potential applications in drug discovery and disease modeling.
29-May-2018 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Beneficial Bacteria

Here’s another reason to eat a Mediterranean-type diet: It’s good for your gut.
25-Apr-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Disease May Only be a Matter of Time for Those with Healthy Obesity

People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don’t have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
24-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Peer Support Specialists Offer Experienced-Based Help to Hospital Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Peer support specialists are people with a history of substance use disorder or mental illness who are in recovery and have been trained to provide personal, experience-based guidance and assistance to others with similar problems.
18-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Little Preparation and Common Sense Go a Long Way in the Great Outdoors

Recognizing your limits, knowing where you’re going and what you might encounter there, and being aware of the environment you’re in are the best ways to avoid the bites, stings, cuts, sprains and other mishaps that can spoil outdoor activities
23-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Urologist Warns Against Pop-up Men's Clinics that Promote P-shots

6-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Skin color no small factor in diagnosis, treatment of dermatologic conditions

The majority of skin problems – including the most common, acne – occur in people of every ethnicity and skin color. However, the amount of melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color, an individual has can greatly influence their...
15-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT


Standardized Patients Play Active Role in Medical Education

Sessions with patient actors give medical students and other prospective providers the opportunity to develop both clinical skills and “bedside manner” before they begin to practice medicine for real.
16-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Penile Transplant Experts from Wake Forest

24-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT


Technology, Expertise and Collaboration Are Key in Quality Cardiovascular Care

People with heart and vascular conditions have benefited from technologies and treatments introduced in recent years. But traditional qualities such as expertise and teamwork are essential in making the most effective use of new products and...
22-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT


For Older Adults, Four-Pronged Approach Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

Jo Cleveland, M.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, knows from experience that making lifestyle changes can be difficult for older adults. But she says there are four areas in which seniors can...
13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST

Sun Can Damage Skin Any Time of the Year

Skin damage from unprotected exposure to the sun can occur any time of year, even during the winter.
31-Jan-2018 3:25 PM EST

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