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Scientists Identify Gene Mutations in Smoking-related Cancers

African-Americans typically have worse outcomes from smoking-related cancers than Caucasians, but the reasons for this remain elusive. However, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical...
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Large Multi-ethnic Study Identifies Many New Genetic Markers for Lupus

Scientists from an international consortium have identified a large number of new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus. The study is published in the...
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A Big Step? Trial Will Test Improvisational Dance as Dementia Therapy

Depending on what generation you belong to, the term “improvisational dance” may conjure up images of beatniks grooving to the beat of bongos in...
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Head Impact Exposure Increases as Youth Football Players Get Older, Bigger

Youth football teams are more frequently exposed to more forceful head impacts as they move up in age- and weight-based levels of play, according...
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Intensive Blood Pressure Can Reduce Risk of Harm to Heart Muscle

A new study by researchers atWake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the...
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Reduction of Post -Traumatic Stress Symptoms Associated with Non-invasive Neurotechnology

A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study conducted at Wake Forest...
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Wake Forest Baptist Researchers Find Novel Way to Induce Pancreatic Cancer...

Pancreatic cancer, most frequently pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), is the most lethal and aggressive of all cancers. Unfortunately, there are not many effective therapies...
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A Little Vigorous Exercise May Help Boost Kids’ Cardiometabolic Health

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic...
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Kidney Function in Stroke Patients Associated with Short-term Outcomes

A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led...
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Molecular Benefits of Exercise

Two Duke Health research teams will participate in a new, $170 million national initiative to delve into the intricacies of how exercise improves health...
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Scientists Identify Protein Involved in Restoring Effectiveness of Common Treatment for...

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women, with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) being the most common type. Drugs used to treat this cancer,...
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Alcohol Shown to Act in Same Way as Rapid Antidepressants

Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry. In a study published in the current...
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New Drug Shows Capability to Help People with Severe Asthma

A clinical trial involving more than 1,200 participants at 374 sites in 17 countries has found that a new drug called benralizumab has the...
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Study Shows Combination Drug Therapy for Asthma Patients Is Safe

A post-marketing safety study mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has shown that a combination drug therapy for the treatment of asthma...
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Study Using Animal Model Provides Clues to Why Cocaine Is so...

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are one step closer to understanding what causes cocaine to be so addictive. The research findings are...
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Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults...

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according...
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Nearly half of all heart attacks may be ‘silent’

Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent and like those that cause chest pain or other warning signs, silent heart attacks increase...
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Mobility Assessment Tool May Help Predict Early Postoperative Outcomes for Older...

A quick, reliable and cost-effective mobility assessment tool may help to identify elderly patients at risk for adverse post-surgery outcomes, according to Wake Forest Baptist...
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Model of Tumor Spreading May Help Doctors Pinpoint Best Treatment 

Advances in personalized medicine allow doctors to select the most promising drugs for certain types of malignant tumors. But what if before initiating treatment,...
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Scientists Prove Feasibility of “Printing” Replacement Tissue 

Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures...