By the Numbers: Vaccines Are Safe

Billions of doses of vaccines have been given to Americans in the 30 years of the injury program’s existence. During that time, about 21,000 people filed claims. Of 18,000 claims that have been evaluated so far, roughly two-thirds have been dismissed because the program determined that the evidence showed vaccines were not at fault. About…

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New evidence supports the presence of microbes in the placenta

IMAGE: Dr. Kjersti Aagaard view more  Credit: Baylor College of Medicine Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine previously found evidence that the placenta harbors a sparse but still present community of microorganisms, which they and other researchers speculate may contribute to key functions in pregnancy, including immunity. “There has been some debate about our and others’…

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Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible counterpunch to the drug resistance of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis, are important because in the United States alone, almost 100,000 new melanoma cases will…

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Pushing the bounds of memory

IMAGE: University of Houston Moores Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Chemistry, Margaret Cheung, predicts that understanding the molecular structure of the moment a memory is seared in the mind will… view more  Credit: University of Houston A University of Houston researcher is examining the reaction in the brain at the precise moment when certain memories…

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Boston Bruins and Forsyth Institute partner to provide mouthguards for high school athletes

IMAGE: ‘We are proud to partner with ForsythKids to help keep student athletes safe,’ said Charlie Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer and Alternate Governor for the Boston Bruins. ‘Hockey players know first-hand… view more  Credit: Boston Bruins The Boston Bruins Hockey team has partnered with the Forsyth Institute to provide custom mouthguards to student athletes at Lynn…

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New clues on tissue damage identified in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

IMAGE: This is a horizontal X-ray image depicting joint damage from rheumatoid arthritis. view more  Credit: Camazine Scott Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights into tissue damage for these autoimmune conditions. Findings include the identification of novel molecular signatures related to immune system…

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Marshall University occupational medicine expert pens new book to guide start-up practices

IMAGE: Mohammed Ranavaya, M.D., J.D., a board-certified specialist in occupational medicine and professor in the department of family and community health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine,… view more  Credit: American Medical Association Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights…

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