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OUHSC receives $20 million grant to advance research, patient care

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:00
(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announced the nationally competitive renewal of a $20 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a part of the National Institutes of Health.
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BU professor receives Presidential Award from the American Psychological Association

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:00
(Boston University School of Medicine) Terence M. Keane, PhD, professor of psychiatry and clinical psychology and assistant dean for research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received the Presidential Award from the Division of Trauma Psychology at the American Psychological Association (APA).
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Study: The eyes may have it, an early sign of Parkinson's disease

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:00
(American Academy of Neurology) The eyes may be a window to the brain for people with early Parkinson's disease. People with the disease gradually lose brain cells that produce dopamine, a substance that helps control movement. Now a new study has found that the thinning of the retina, the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye, is linked to the loss of such brain cells.
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UMD researcher helps to crack the genetic code for wheat for the first time

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:00
(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland as part of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium published findings in Science detailing the full wheat genome, the world's most widely cultivated crop. A companion paper is available in the same issue with UMD and the John Innes Centre, using this sequence to examine gene expression in wheat, specifically relating to heat, drought, and disease. This paves the way for wheat varieties adapted to climate, enhancing yields, nutrition, and sustainability.
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Patients with healthcare-associated infections suffer social, emotional pain

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:00
(Elsevier) The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reach well beyond patients' physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some healthcare providers (HCP) to distance themselves from affected patients, according to a qualitative, systematic review published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
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