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Europeans Brought New Strains of Ulcer-Causing Bacterium to Pre-Columbian Americas

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Genome study shows mixing of European and African H. pylori strains in modern American populations.

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Media Advisory: GW and FDA to Hold Workshop on Computational Standards for High-Throughput Sequencing for Regulatory Sciences

The George Washington University and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a workshop, “High-Throughput Sequencing Computational Standards for Regulatory Sciences,” March 16-17, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Consequences of Destroying NAFTA

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The Medical Minute: Spotting the Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

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Millions of people across the United States struggle with eating disorders. With so much public discussion about obesity and healthy eating, conversations about weight and BMI – or body mass index – can even make the problem worse.

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Educating Parents on Talking to Children About Sex Promotes Communication About Sexual Health Among Them

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Based in Puerto Rico, The Cuídalos project proved the usefulness of a web-based educational module, which aimed to promote communication between parents and their adolescent children on topics related to their sexuality so that they can make good decisions.

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Infectious Disease, Insect Management, Agricultural pest control, Mosquito Borne Disease, mosquito control, Wolbachia, cytoplasmic incompatibility

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SARS and MERS: What’s Next?

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It may be difficult to remember now, but when SARS was first recognized in February 2003, people were scared. This heretofore unknown disease was killing people—nearly 10 percent of those infected with what came to be recognized as the SARS-associated coronavirus. Before the end of the year, cases were reported in 29 countries.

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The Differences Between a Sprain, Strain and Tear

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For many, the start of a new year means the start of a new workout regimen. It is difficult enough to make the time commitment, but nothing throws off a resolution like an injury.

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Cholesterol 101

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Cardiologist Alex Garton, MD discusses knowing your cholesterol numbers and the new American Heart Association guidelines.

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Study Reveals PGK1 Enzyme as Therapeutic Target for Deadliest Brain Cancer

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Discovery of a dual role played by the enzyme phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) may indicate a new therapeutic target for glioblastoma, an often fatal form of brain cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Many Patients Receive Prescription Opioids During Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

More than two in five people receiving buprenorphine, a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, are also given prescriptions for other opioid painkillers – and two-thirds are prescribed opioids after their treatment is complete, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study suggests.

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Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Over the Other’s

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It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same. A new study from scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to preferentially activate one copy over the other. The finding breaks basic tenants of classic genetics and suggests new ways in which genetic mutations might cause brain disorders.

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'Super Bugs' Study Author Sharon Meropol, MD, PhD, Says a Seven-Fold Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Results in 20 Percent Longer Hospital Stays for Children

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22 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award From the ACS Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its year-end 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 22 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States.

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Donors Who Consider Overhead Costs Hurt Charities

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Donors often rely on a charity’s overhead costs to decide whether or not to give. But according to Texas A&M University Professor of Economics Jonathan Meer, relying on this metric creates disincentives for charities to hire skilled workers, thereby damaging the charity’s effectiveness.

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UVA Targets Deadly Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Why Do Promising Treatments Fail?

If we know what causes Duchenne, why do promising treatments consistently fail? UVA launches innovative new effort to find out.

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Prototypes of Real-Life Star Trek Tricorders to Be Presented at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Since 2012, research teams in the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize competition have vied to create a mobile diagnostic device modeled after the fictional medical tricorder from Star Trek. For the first time, competition finalist Chung-Kang Peng, PhD, will present data on his team’s tricorder prototype in a special session at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego.







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