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Eliminating useless information important to learning, making new memories

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Joe Z. Tsien, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and Co-Director of the GRU Brain & Behavior Discovery Institute.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – As we age, it just may be the ability to filter and eliminate old information – rather than take in the new stuff – that makes it harder to learn, scientists report.

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Virtual patient may help future doctors prevent suicide

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Adriana Foster, psychiatrist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, is principal investigator on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded study in which 40 sophomore medical students watch a video of a physician interviewing a patient with a mood disorder.

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – A virtual patient named Denise may help future physicians feel more comfortable and capable assessing suicide risk. Denise, a mother and wife, is seeking psychiatric care for insomnia and a mood disorder.

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GHSU researcher’s products target cold sores, fever blisters

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Stephen Hsu, Professor of Oral Biology in the College of Dental Medicine, created the AverTeaX® topical ointment that targets cold sores and fever blisters.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – A Georgia Health Sciences University researcher has developed a topical ointment and a daily lip protector with natural ingredients to combat herpes simplex virus type 1, commonly known as cold sores and fever blisters.

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Protein could be key for drugs that promote bone growth

By   /  October 15, 2012  /  Health, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Health Sciences University researchers have developed a mouse that errs on the side of making bone rather than fat, which could eventually lead to better drugs to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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