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November 28, 2012
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  • Study provides insight into Gulf War illness
    Researchers who spent 15 years investigating the cause of Gulf War illness have concluded that the condition is caused by autonomic nervous system damage. Researchers conducted 25 different tests on 97 veterans and said the illness has three categories, including chronic body pain and problems with cognition and depression. The results were published in the Archives of Neurology. USA Today (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Dartmouth, IHS partner to improve Native American health care
    Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are joining forces with the Indian Health Service to improve health care for Native Americans. The joint effort will seek to recruit Native American health professionals from within Dartmouth, provide education for IHS health care providers and help undergraduates become more familiar with health issues facing Native Americans. The Boston Globe/The Associated Press(tiered subscription model) (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Muscle regeneration therapy might prevent amputations
    Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working on an oxygen gel that can be injected into wounded muscles to sustain tissue and limbs, and perhaps lives. Eventually, the technique could be used with bone, skin, ligaments and tendons in complex regenerative treatments. The research is part of a larger program to treat battlefield injuries. WFMY-TV (Greensboro, N.C.) (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Low-calorie diet may reduce the risk of age-related diseases
    Calorie restriction was associated with a slower aging process in the mitochondria of cells, resulting in a lower risk of age-related diseases including diabetes and heart disease, researchers wrote in the journal Nature. A low-calorie diet appeared to retain the cell membrane's acidity levels, which reduced the degradation of the mitochondria, researchers reported. Yahoo/Asian News International (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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