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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology, Rheumatologist, Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Researchers Redefine Remission

The American College of Rheumatology today announced the release of two new provisional definitions of rheumatoid arthritis remission, which are to be applied to future RA clinical trials.

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Dendrochronology, Droughts, Mesoamerica, Paleoclimatology, Paleoclimate Record, Mexico, Aztec, Mayan Civilization

Trees Tell Tales of Mesoamerican Megadroughts

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A new, detailed record of rainfall fluctuations in ancient Mexico that spans more than 12 centuries promises to improve understanding of the role drought played in the rise and fall of pre-Hispanic civilizations.

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Sustainability Research, Engineering, Renewable Energy, University Research, Academics

Villanova Launches New Center of Research to Promote, Advance Sustainability in Engineering

Villanova’s College of Engineering has launched a new center of research that brings concepts of sustainability within the study and practice of engineering to life. The new Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering (VCASE) houses multi-disciplinary research and teaching in a number of emerging areas and seeks to protect and restore the environment through the systems-based integration of sustainability principles into engineering solutions.

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Ovarian Cancer, Tumor, Mesenchymal, Ovarian Cancer Institute, Georgia Tech

Discovery May Lead to Turning Back the Clock on Ovarian Cancer

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Cancer researchers have discovered that a type of regulatory RNA may be effective in fighting ovarian cancer. This new discovery may allow physicians to turn back the clock of the tumor's life cycle to a phase where traditional chemotherapy can better do its job.

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In Fight Against Heart Disease, Cholesterol Efflux Capacity May Be the Key Measurement

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A study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine shows that a different metric, a measure of HDL function called cholesterol efflux capacity, is more closely associated with protection against heart disease than HDL cholesterol levels themselves.

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Dr. Joseph Fins, Medical Ethics, FDA, Humanitarian Device Exemption, Deep Brain Stimulation

Misuse of FDA Exemption Law May Harm Vulnerable Psychiatric Patients

Warning that patients could be at risk, an interdisciplinary group of multinational investigators is calling on the U.S. Congress and federal regulators to tighten a law that permits use of brain devices to treat rare neuropsychiatric disorders without supporting clinical trials or stringent patient oversight.

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Researchers Find Dental Coverage Pays Off in Long Run for Older Americans

Dental School finds preventative care limits costs in study of Medicare beneficiaries.

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Pierre Robin Sequence, Subglottic Stenosis, Pediatric Airway Problems, Computer Modeling, Medical Imaging, Pulmonary Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, Otolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery

UNC Researchers Developing Computer Models for Pediatric Airway Problems

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers has been awarded a $3.6 million grant to develop computer models that will allow physicians to predict which treatments will work best in children with upper airway problems.

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Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, Teens, drug, Painkillers, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Xanax

Experts See Increasing Numbers of Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs

Illicit drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin have always been a parent’s nightmare. But perfectly legal and easily accessible prescription medications are now the recreational drugs of choice for many teenagers, prompting physicians at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to urge pediatricians to screen specifically for their abuse during routine visits.

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WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is now accepting applications for its annual Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program, which will be held from September 11-16, 2011.







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