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Revolutionary scalpel-free surgery

Revolutionary scalpel-free surgery

For Tony Lightfoot, just trying to enjoy a muffin and coffee is a major challenge. He’s had essential tremor disorder for more than ten years. Quality of life has really taken a nosedive. And eating, my wife often has to feed me with a spoon, especially the last bit on the plate. But that could […]

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Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Every single one of are faced with challenges in our lives and today, I am ready to tell My Story. My journey began when I was 19 years old. I had great health I was athletic, outdoorsy, energetic and very driven. I went to school at ASU full-time and I was on the Dean’s List […]

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Why We Can’t Deliver Drugs to the Brain

This is Elise. She suffers from a brain tumor, which causes blurred vision and confusion. But when doctors try and treat brain cancers and other disorders, the brain blocks roughly 95% of medicine taken orally or intravenously. That’s a problem! So what is going on inside your brain? And why is it just ignoring medicine? […]

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Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha So let’s start with some good news, and the good news has to do with what do we know based on biomedical research that actually has changed the outcomes for many very serious diseases? Let’s start with leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, the most common cancer of children. When […]

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Why People Fake Illness Online

Why People Fake Illness Online

So Dana Dirr was a pretty amazing woman. Mother of eleven children, Dana was also a trauma surgeon at a Canadian hospital. But, the night before Mother’s Day, tragedy struck. She was hit by a drunk driver. And worse – she was pregnant at the time. Dana was rushed to hospital, and gave birth, but […]

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2016 Research Highlights from Johns Hopkins Medicine

2016 Research Highlights from Johns Hopkins Medicine

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, scientific discovery is the engine that drives patient care and cures. Here are five new science highlights from 2016. These tiny lab grown brain structures could help us defeat the Zika virus. Researchers grew the sophisticated mini-brains out of human stem cells so that they could study Zika’s effect on a […]

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