Ties: Great Eggspectations

Perhaps it started with the fortuneteller. Though I’d spent my 32 years steering clear of all tarot card readers and psychics — aware that whatever they prophesied would indelibly burrow itself into my mind — one happened to be holding court at an event I attended. I maintained my usual skepticism, until my co-worker returned…

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Anti-inflammatory drugs ineffective for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have known for decades that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain lesions. Several early studies suggested that “super-aspirins” or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could help avoid the disease. However, after clinical trials showed that NSAIDs don’t help patients who already have AD symptoms, doctors wondered whether these drugs could still be helpful to people…

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We need all health providers proficient in geriatrics; new online curriculum brings us closer

IMAGE: Aquifer Geriatrics, the AGS national online curriculum in geriatrics, is leveraging e-learning and geriatrics’ thought-leadership to advance much-needed training to care for older adults. view more  Among many breakthroughs that have made living longer possible, better health care–and more experts to make that care possible–loom large. Given that all of us are aging, we need…

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Moffitt researchers develop tool to estimate genetic diversity and ancestry of cell lines

TAMPA, Fla. – Cancer is a highly varied disease, with genetic differences among different tumor types, individuals and ancestral populations. These genetic differences can impact disease aggressiveness, the type of disease, and the response to therapy. It is important that scientists have proper tools and model systems to study how these variations affect cancer development…

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