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    13-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714225

New Insight Could Improve Maternal Vaccines That Also Protect Newborns

Duke Health

Duke researchers describe a previously unidentified route for antibodies to be transferred from the mother to the fetus, illuminating a potential way to capitalize on this process to control when and how certain antibodies are shared.

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11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: As Plaque Deposits Increase in the Aging Brain, Money Management Falters

Article ID: 713561

As Plaque Deposits Increase in the Aging Brain, Money Management Falters

Duke Health

Aging adults often show signs of slowing when it comes to managing their finances, such as calculating their change when paying cash or balancing an account ledger. But trouble managing money can also be a harbinger of dementia and, according to new Duke research in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, could be correlated to the amount of protein deposits built up in the brain.

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28-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    3-Apr-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710672

Study Finds Lower Death Rates for TAVR Centers That Do More Procedures

Duke Health

Hospitals that perform the highest volume of transcatheter-aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures have significantly lower mortality rates than centers that do fewer of the minimally invasive surgeries.

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3-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Could An Eye Doctor Diagnose Alzheimer’s Before You Have Symptoms?

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Could An Eye Doctor Diagnose Alzheimer’s Before You Have Symptoms?

Duke Health

A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer’s disease.

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11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: MRI Cardiac Stress Test Shows Promise at Identifying Fatal Heart Disease
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    8-Feb-2019 1:15 PM EST

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MRI Cardiac Stress Test Shows Promise at Identifying Fatal Heart Disease

Duke Health

Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, catheterizations and stress nuclear exams in identifying the severity of coronary artery disease.

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6-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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    1-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707294

Blood Test for Specific Metabolites Could Reveal Blocked Arteries

Duke Health

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease.

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30-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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    19-Dec-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705521

Exposure to Cannabis Alters the Genetic Profile of Sperm

Duke Health

New research from Duke Health suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they’ve been using the drug. Much like previous research that has shown tobacco smoke, pesticides, flame retardants and even obesity can alter sperm, the Duke research shows THC also affects epigenetics, triggering structural and regulatory changes in the DNA of users’ sperm.

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17-Dec-2018 10:20 AM EST
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