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Article ID: 689897

GW Researcher Awarded More Than $1.5 Million to Study PTSD and Cardiovascular Disease

George Washington University

Paul Marvar, PhD, at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a large grant from the NIH to study a possible link between post-traumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease.

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21-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689828

Sinai Hospital’s Brain & Spine Institute Introduces New Procedure for Irritated Nerves in Neck

LifeBridge Health

The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore recently became the first health care facility in Maryland to offer a new, minimally invasive surgical procedure for treating irritated nerves in the neck.

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21-Feb-2018 9:15 AM EST
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Blood Test Does Not Detect Concussions, UB Expert Warns

University at Buffalo

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21-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Latest Palliative Care Findings on Caregiver Depression, LGBT Partners, Moral Distress

Loyola University Health System

Caregivers of patients with long critical illnesses experience high and persistent rates of depression. Losing a partner can be especially stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Resident physicians experience moral distress when they administer futile treatments at the end of life.

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20-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689852

TSRI Stroke Drug Demonstrates Safety in Clinical Trial

Scripps Research Institute

“These results lay the groundwork for the next steps toward FDA approval,” says John Griffin, PhD, professor at TSRI, whose team invented 3K3A-APC.

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20-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689831

Brain’s Immune System is Key to Recovery from Motor Neuron Degeneration in ALS Animal Model

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers engineered mice in which the damage caused by a mutant human TDP-43 protein could be reversed by one type of brain immune cell. TDP-43 is a protein that misfolds and accumulates in the motor areas of the brains of ALS patients. They found that microglia, the first and primary immune response cells in the brain and spinal cord, are essential for dealing with TDP-43-associated neuron death.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689813

Survivors of Blood or Marrow Transplantation Are Likely to Experience Cognitive Impairment

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Published by Noha Sharafeldin, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., instructor in UAB’s Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship and Division of Hematology and Oncology, this study helps add a missing piece to a long-unsolved puzzle about post-transplant effects on recipients, specifically that vulnerable subpopulations of similar transplants can benefit from targeted interventions in the years after they receive their lifesaving treatment.

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20-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Neurons Fight Back Early in Brain Disease

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A therapeutic target to preserve vision in glaucoma patients could have treatment ramifications for age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to findings released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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19-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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‘No Meaningful Call to Action’ — Northwestern Experts Available on School Shooting

Northwestern University

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19-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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U.S. Government Personnel Exposed to Noise in Cuba Show Signs of Brain Injury Normally Seen With Head Trauma

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

At least 21 government employees who were exposed to unusual noises while serving at the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, show effects similar to traumatic brain injury, according to preliminary study results published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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16-Feb-2018 7:30 PM EST
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