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FSMB Survey: Opioid Prescribing, Telemedicine among Most Important Regulatory Topics for State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced that resources related to opioid prescribing and telemedicine are currently the most important regulatory issues to state medical boards. The announcement comes after analyzing responses from 51 state medical boards as part of the FSMB’s 2017 annual survey to its member boards.

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Researchers Demonstrate RAS Dimers Are Essential for Cancer

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Researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown that RAS molecules act in pairs, known as dimers, to cause cancer, findings that could help guide them to a treatment.

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Ut Southwestern, Exercise, Cardiology

Proper Exercise Can Reverse Damage From Heart Aging

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Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure – if it’s enough exercise, and if it’s begun in time, according to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources.

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Study: Sleeping Sickness Not Just a Sleeping Disorder

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An international study from the O’Donnell Brain Institute shows one of Africa’s most lethal diseases is actually a circadian rhythm disorder caused by the acceleration of biological clocks controlling a range of vital functions besides sleep.

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Precision Editing of Gut Bacteria: Potential Way to Treat Colitis

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have used precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut to prevent or reduce the severity of inflammation in a mouse model of colitis.

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Kidney, Cancer, Biopsy Methods, Urology, MRI, technology development

State-of-the-Art MRI Technology Bypasses Need for Biopsy

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The most common type of tumor found in the kidney is generally quite small (less than 1.5 in). These tumors are usually found by accident when CAT scans are performed for other reasons and the serendipitous finding poses a problem for doctors.

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FDA-Approved High Blood Pressure Drug Extends Life Span in Roundworms

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An FDA-approved drug to treat high blood pressure seems to extend life span in worms via a cell signaling pathway that may mimic caloric restriction.

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Ut Southwestern, Cancer, Kidney Cancer

New Class of Anti-Cancer Drug Effective Against Kidney Cancer

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports initial findings with a novel drug belonging to a new class of medicines called HIF-2a inhibitors that show promise in treating metastatic kidney cancer.

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Moncrief, allergy and immunology, Wellness Tips, allergy treatment

Annual Mountain Cedar Allergy Season About to Hit

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Allergy specialists like Dr. Shelly Harvey are again readying themselves for mountain cedar, the annual irritant that makes noses run and eyes itch – potentially transforming the merriest of holiday well-wishers into miserable Ebenezer Scrooges.

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Ut Southwestern, Autism, Brain Stimulation

Autism Therapy: Social Behavior Restored via Brain Stimulation

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Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.







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