Archive: 12/21/2010

Smarter systems help busy doctors remember

Busy doctors can miss important details about a patient's care during an office examination. To prevent that, Northwestern Medicine researchers have created a whip-smart assistant for physicians – a new system using ...

Dec 21, 2010
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Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories

Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories, a team of neuroscientists has found in a study of laboratory rats. Their results, which appear in the journal PLoS Biology, may bolster our understanding of post-traumatic stress ...

Dec 21, 2010
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Searching for the perfect Christmas tree

At the Allen Hill Farm 50 miles east of Hartford, Conn., co-owner Charles Langevin sells hundreds of trees during the holiday season. The Fraser fir is one of the most popular species on the market and is ...

Dec 21, 2010
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New evidence of stem cells' pivotal role in cancer shown

Leukemia patients whose cancers express higher levels of genes associated with cancer stem cells have a significantly poorer prognosis than patients with lower levels of the genes, say researchers at the Stanford University ...

Dec 21, 2010
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Exercise and vitamin D help to prevent falls in seniors

(PhysOrg.com) -- A systematic review of over 50 clinical trials finds that exercise and Vitamin D supplements are the best ways to reduce the risk of falling in people aged 65 and over. The review is published in the December ...

Dec 21, 2010
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