UA-Led School Asthma Program Receives National Recognition

Tucson, Arizona - A school-based asthma program led by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson is receiving national attention.

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More than glitter

Cambridge, Massachusetts - A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.

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Schizophrenia’s genetic skyline rising

Washington, DC - The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the “skyline” of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available schizophrenia genetic samples, researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health powered the search for clues to the molecular basis of the disorder to a new level.

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Telemedicine and the Future of Health Care

Scottsdale, Arizona - The future of health care is moving towards providing safe, quality care via telemedicine; however, the patchwork of state-by-state medical licensing rules inhibit the delivery of medical services through telemedicine. Patients should not have to take a road trip to access Mayo Clinic’s medical expertise and knowledge. “Cross-border licensure is a strategic imperative as we move forward in this brave new world,” said Kathleen Harrington, chair of government relations at Mayo.

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Pediatric white blood cell disorders

Scottsdale, Arizona - Your body produces white blood cells (leukocytes), which help fight bacterial infections, viruses and fungi. If your child has too few or too many white blood cells, in general, here's what it means:

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Stopping blood loss: From the battlefield to the cornfield

Morgan, Minnesota - Lifesaving hemostatic agents will share space with soybean seeds and wind turbines at this year's Farmfest in Morgan, Minnesota.

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