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WFIRM bioprinting research makes history when it soars to the ISS

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) will make history this month when the first bioprinted solid tissue constructs soar to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the next all private astronaut mission by commercial...
15-May-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Helping Physicians Better Predict and Diagnose Lung Cancer

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool is helping physicians at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist better predict and diagnose lung cancer in patients. Wake Forest Baptist was the first academic medical center in the U.S. to begin using this...
29-Mar-2023 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Atrium Health, Wexford Science & Technology Break Ground on Transformative Development to Advance Medicine and Innovation

Construction of the long-awaited medical school near Uptown Charlotte is officially underway. The Queen City is the nation’s largest city without a 4-year medical school. The first shovels of dirt were turned today at a ceremony near the...
17-Jan-2023 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Former FDA Regulatory Section Chief Joins ReMDO

Former FDA official Steven R. Bauer, PhD, will be an available resource to the ever-growing biotechnology innovation ecosystem underway in the Innovation Quarter of Winston-Salem, NC.
2-Dec-2022 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Renowned Physician, Researcher and Educator, Dr. Ebony Boulware, Named Dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Chief Science Officer of Atrium Health

Wake Forest University School of Medicine today announced Dr. L. Ebony Boulware, as its new dean. She will also serve as vice chief academic officer and chief science officer of Atrium Health. Boulware will join the medical school in January 2023...
17-Oct-2022 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Receive $30 Million Award to Study Novel Rehab Program for Heart Failure Patients

Wake Forest University School of Medicine has received a five-year, $30 million grant to test a novel rehabilitation program designed for older patients hospitalized for acute heart failure.
6-Oct-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Awards $9 Million to Wake Forest University School of Medicine to Study ‘Love Hormone’ as Treatment for Pain

Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been awarded approximately $9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the use of oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone, as a treatment for pain...
24-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Temperature Monitoring Patch Can Help Better Catch Fevers in Seniors

The use of continuous temperature monitoring in staff and older residents of independent- and assisted-living facilities may be an effective intervention for early detection and containment of infectious disease outbreaks, and provide better...
9-May-2022 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tips from Wilderness Medicine Expert on Staying Safe Outdoors

As many people are making plans to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Wilderness Medicine experts are sharing some important information to help make it a safe and enjoyable time for the whole...
18-May-2021 2:10 PM EDT

Allergies or COVID-19?

How do you know if the nasal congestion and sneezing you’re experiencing is spring allergies or COVID-19?
23-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT

Slumber disruptions caused by obstructive sleep apnea can take a toll on health

A study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that while approximately 30 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea only about 6 million, or 20%, have been properly diagnosed and treated.
27-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST

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How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do

Clinical pastoral education is an interfaith professional program that helps theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified laypersons develop the interpersonal skills needed to work as chaplains or spiritual care...
28-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST

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It’s a natural fact: There’s still no substitute for human blood

While the donation and transfusion of blood are very common, and relatively simple as far as medical procedures go, the path from donor to recipient is more complex than most people may realize.
19-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST

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Concussion is more than just a headache, so it’s good to know the symptoms

Concussion is the most common and mildest type of traumatic brain injury, but it should never be taken lightly. Any concussion, however slight, temporarily disturbs vital brain activity and can cause a range of physical, mental and emotional...
6-Nov-2019 6:00 AM EST

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