Researchers identify specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury

IMAGE: Dr. Chiaravalloti is director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, and director of the federally funded Northern New Jersey TBI Model System. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ. January 18, 2019. A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).…

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Liver cancer patients can be treated for Hep C infection

DALLAS — Jan. 18, 2019 — A large, multi-center study refutes earlier suggestions that antiviral drugs for treating hepatitis C may lead to a higher recurrence of liver cancer. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center studied the records of patients who had been successfully treated for liver cancer at 31 medical centers in North America,…

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Researcher gets $2.85 million grant to discover ways to enhance bone strength

IMAGE: An example of bone sections used to study responses to mechanical loading. view more  Credit: School of Health and Human Sciences INDIANAPOLIS — A $2.85 million National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases-funded study at IUPUI will advance understanding of how bone cells sense and respond to mechanical force, one of the cues…

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Targeting ‘hidden pocket’ for treatment of stroke and seizure

IMAGE: A 93-series chemical compound joins with a neuron’s NMDA receptor. Compounds like this have a high affinity for the receptor due to a unique motif that is drawn into a… view more  Credit: Furukawa Lab/CSHL Cold Spring Harbor, NY — The ideal drug is one that only affects the exact cells and neurons it is…

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Modern Love: My Relationship Guru Is a 14-Year-Old Girl

“I don’t know, Garrett,” my sister said over the phone. “I just really like him. I freak out every time I see him, you know?” “Oh yeah, I know girl,” I said. “Been there.” But had I? My sister is 14 and just started her freshman year of high school. I’m 28 and in the…

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Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South

IMAGE: Lakendrea gave birth at a CHAMPS hospital view more  Credit: Baptist Memorial Hospital A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women. Between 2014 and 2017, 33 hospitals enrolled into the…

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Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth

ANN ARBOR, Mich.- Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests. Researchers analyzed online surveys involving 153 women who had experienced a late stillbirth (on or after 28 weeks of pregnancy) within the previous month and 480 women with an ongoing…

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