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Caring for the whole person -- using systems medicine

At a time when medicine tends to focus on patients as a "collection of visceral organs and a nervous system," systems medicine provides a new approach to medical practice that is "anticipated to result in more comprehensive ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Other
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How meningitis bacteria attack the brain

( -- A specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the brain, initiating the deadly infection known as meningitis. The new finding, which ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Medical research
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Teasing apart T helper cells

The cytokine IL-9 promotes a multiple sclerosis-like disease in mice, according to a new study by Nowak et al. published online on July 13th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. In a related Commentary, Richard Locksley ...

dateJul 27, 2009 in Medical research
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