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Questionnaire Reveals Brain Trauma
A new screening tool has been developed to help diagnose traumatic brain injury and is already being used on veterans returning from war in the Middle East.
New Biomarker Found for Hepatitis C
Scientists find new ways to predict the efficiency of Hepatitis C treatments by singling out a particular protein that, in its abnormal form, impedes immune response instead of helping it.
IDSA Targets Skin-Infecting Superbug
A potentially deadly skin infection commonly linked to hospital stays is the subject of new guidelines submitted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
MS Gene is More Common in Women
In search of the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers are currently examining the genetic environment in which the disease arises.
Buckle Up!
Of all the ways to die, motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common in the United States. For those between the ages of 5 and 34, car crashes are the leading cause of death.
That Ringing in Your Ears
It's a familiar scene: a teenager on the bus pulls out an mp3 player, throws on a pair of headphones, and cranks the volume.
Focusing on Strabismus
A team of researchers detail in a new report how they wrapped the extraocular muscles of the eye with a specialized placental tissue called lyophilized amniotic membrane in a patient undergoing a third attempt at strabismus surgery on both medial rectus muscles.
Cancer Therapy May Also Benefit MS Patients
Rochester drug company Vaccinex, Inc., a spinoff from the University of Rochester, has seen some success with its antibody therapy for combatting cancer.
Epilepsy Data Dearth
A team of researchers from the St. Louis University School of Public Health found that epilepsy surveillance and an ongoing data collection for newly diagnosed epilepsy is "almost nonexistent."
Drug Shows Promise for Thyroid Cancer
Pazopanib, a drug that halts blood-vessel growth in tumors, has been shown to be effective in a large number of patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancers.