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Many medical residents appear to lack biostatistics knowledge needed to interpret clinical research
Internal medicine residents had low scores in a test of biostatistics knowledge, and about three-fourths of the residents surveyed indicated they have low confidence in understanding the statistics they encounter in medical literature. View News Article (2007-09-05)

MCW researchers find link between sleep deprivation and cell damage
Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.  View News Article (2014-12-09)

MUHC study reveals Vioxx related heart attacks can occur within the first two weeks of use
A quarter of patients who suffered a heart attack while taking Vioxx did so within the first two weeks of taking the drug, a new study published by MUHC investigators reveals. View News Article (2006-05-03)

National study examines health risks of coarse particle pollution
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have conducted the largest nationwide study on the acute health effects of coarse particle pollution. View News Article (2008-05-14)

Vanderbilt study finds nationwide decline in one type of serious heart attack
The most emergent form of heart attacks is decreasing nationwide, but this declining incidence could affect emergency departments' quality and timeliness of care. View News Article (2014-11-19)

'Stroke Belt' Deaths Tied to Non-Traditional Risk Factors
Southerners die from stroke more than in any other U.S. region, but exactly why that happens is unknown. A new report by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the University of Vermont underscores that geographic and racial differences are not the sole reasons behind the South's higher stroke death rate. View News Article (2009-01-12)

UTHealth research: Both maternal and paternal age linked to autism
Older maternal and paternal age are jointly associated with having a child with autism, according to a recently published study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). View News Article (2012-02-13)

Babies' interest in human faces linked to callous and unemotional traits
Scientists at King's College London, the University of Manchester, and the University of Liverpool have found that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, is associated with lower levels of callous and unemotional behaviours in toddlerhood.  View News Article (2014-10-24)

Cloud Computing Method Greatly Increases Gene Analysis
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed new software that greatly improves the speed at which scientists can analyze RNA sequencing data. View News Article (2010-09-08)

Despite Countless Changes, Original HIV Infection Lurks Within
Scientists have been surprised to learn that, despite thousands of changes that viruses like HIV undergo in rapid fashion to evade the body's immune system, the original version that caused the infection is still present in the body months later. View News Article (2010-06-30)

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