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Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

April 21, 2014

Scientists have long been trying to understand how the Andes and other broad, high-elevation mountain ranges were formed. New research by Carmala Garzione, professor of earth and environmental sciences, provides an explanation.

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Football off-season not long enough for brain to heal

Football off-season not long enough for brain to heal

April 16, 2014

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season, according to a new study from Jeffrey J. Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine.

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Hormonal link between depression, memory loss explored

Hormonal link between depression, memory loss explored

April 14, 2014

Clinical trials are underway to determine whether IGF-1, an insulin-like hormone, could be an effective therapeutic agent to slow or prevent cognitive decline in people at risk.

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Video gamers’ aggression linked to frustration, not violent content

Video gamers’ aggression linked to frustration, not violent content

April 7, 2014

The disturbing imagery of videos games are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players. But a new study shows hostile behavior is linked to gamers’ experiences of failure and frustration during play—not to a game’s violent content.

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Blood transfusions linked to infections

Blood transfusions linked to infections

April 1, 2014

Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Device saves lives in heart failure patients

Device saves lives in heart failure patients

April 1, 2014

Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D therapy) provides a 40 percent reduction in the risk of long-term death among affected patients.

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Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s risk

Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s risk

March 10, 2014

Once commercialized, a blood test required to detect the lipids in question would likely cost less than $200.

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Post-surgery complications predict costly readmissions

Post-surgery complications predict costly readmissions

March 6, 2014

Predicting patients most likely to experience problems using a simple online tool may allow healthcare professionals to flag patients at high risk of readmission in real time.

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First 3-D image of structure below Sierra Negra volcano created

First 3-D image of structure below Sierra Negra volcano created

March 5, 2014

Home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, researchers now have a better picture of the subterranean plumbing system that feeds the Galápagos volcanoes.

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Researchers clinch cancer diagnosis via genomics

Researchers clinch cancer diagnosis via genomics

March 4, 2014

Scientists are uniquely applying specialized tests to suspected cases of myelodysplastic syndrome, also known as pre-leukemia.

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