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July 1, 2018
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‘Wonder at scale’: How Johns Hopkins Medicine plans to change the face of disease

The data is big. Its potential to find cures: even bigger. At Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, scientists and physicians are collecting and tapping vast amounts of data from clinical care, genomics – even wearable devices – to better predict … Continue reading

December 10, 2015
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A doctor’s love affair with medicine and literature

For Anna Reisman, M.D., it was a summer novel that pointed her to a career in medicine.  As a rising Yale senior and English major with no thought of becoming a doctor, she read Thomas Mann’s classic 1924 novelThe Magic Mountain, … Continue reading

October 9, 2014
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Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV

Soon, protection from HIV infection could be as simple as inserting a medicated, disappearing fabric minutes before having sex. University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. … Continue reading

January 29, 2014
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Helping adolescents understand the consequences of risky sexual behavior

Both parents and health care providers wonder: What is the best way to get through to adolescents about the dangers of risky sexual behavior? Research by investigators from Yale School of Medicine and the Yale play2PREVENT Lab finds that both … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
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Scandalous bodies and our relationship with food

Attitudes toward over-indulgence, obesity and body shape were being hotly debated and used for political purposes as early as the 19th century, a new book claims. ‘Pathological Bodies’, by Dr Corinna Wagner from the University of Exeter, shows that body … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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IBM Research and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Convert Recycled Plastics into Disease Fighting Nanofibers

Opens new applications for the nearly 5.5 billion pounds of PET bottles and jars available annually for recycling SAN JOSE, Calif – 09 Dec 2013: Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough … Continue reading

December 8, 2013
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Nobels explained

UD faculty members discuss 2013 prize-winners at annual symposium Today’s chemists might work at a computer as often as in a laboratory, medical researchers studying conditions such as diabetes rely on understanding how cells carry and deposit materials within the … Continue reading

October 28, 2013
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Grandson of first chemotherapy doctor now teaches at Yale School of Medicine

When Dr. Dieter Lindskog first began walking the halls of Yale School of Medicine a decade ago, people would stop him often to ask, “Are you by any chance related to …?” Now they stop him rarely, either because they … Continue reading