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Grant supports game software for virtual disease outbreak

February 14, 2016

Computer scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have received a $2.04 million Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate grant to design a computer software program that will virtually represent the effects of disease outbreak, according to a recent press release.

“When a disease breaks out, you need to know — how severe is it? How long will it last? How many field personnel do you need? What are the economic consequences? How will commodity prices be affected? What will happen if you start vaccinating,” researcher Shrideep Pallickara, PhD, associate professor of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State, said in the release.

Winship Cancer Institute appoints deputy director

February 14, 2016
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, has been named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.In this role, he will oversee the integration of research…
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VIDEO: New prevention research buoys field in fight against CHD

February 14, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Sameer Bansilal, MD, MS, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses the tasks looming ahead for cardiologists in the arena of CHD…

Publication Exclusive: Monovision LASIK in nondominant eye provides good vision at all distances

February 14, 2016
Brock Magruder underwent a LASIK monovision procedure in just his nondominant eye at age 50.I have found with many latent hyperopic presbyopes that they will benefit…
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Anticipated pain leads to higher preprocedure anxiety for needle biopsy patients

February 14, 2016
Patients who anticipated pain during image-guided needle biopsy of a possible bone or soft tissue tumor experienced higher anxiety preprocedure, according to…
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Optimizing the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: Clinical Insights for Selecting First-line Therapy

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

The incidence of melanoma is continuing to increase worldwide. In recent years, the treatment landscape for this…
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Experimental Science

A Biological Tissue Adhesive and Dissolvent System for Intraocular Tumor Plaque Brachytherapy

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2016, Volume 47 Issue 2
To examine a novel technique for simplified placement and removal of plaque brachytherapy by fibrin glue and urokinase…
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VIDEO: Promising results from 3-year data on microshunt for glaucoma treatment

February 8, 2016
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