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AHA/ACC urge shared decisions in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Updated clinical practice guidelines from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology, published online Nov. 20 in Circulation, emphasize shared decision-making in the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Steve R.

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Rimegepant bests placebo for preventing migraine

Taken every other day, rimegepant demonstrates efficacy for the preventive treatment of migraine, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in The Lancet. Robert Croop, M.D., from Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

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Researchers track and analyze smallpox epidemics over three centuries

Researchers from McMaster University have studied and analyzed thousands of weekly records documenting the deaths of smallpox victims in London, England over the span of nearly 300 years. The analysis

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Enhanced scorpion venom molecules can be used to treat Chagas disease

Animal toxins are research targets owing to their therapeutic and biotechnological potential. Researchers at the Federal University of the ABC (UFABC), Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Federal University

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Scientists discover a new type of brain cell that could help detect distance

The existence of GPS-like brain cells, which can store maps of the places we’ve been, like our kitchen or holiday destination, was already widely known, but this discovery shows there

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Software tool improves your doctor’s vaccination advice

Behind the scenes at your doctor’s office, there’s a complicated set of information that your providers have to absorb before telling you which vaccinations to get and when. A software

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Digging deep for differences in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A UT Southwestern research team has cataloged gene activity in the skeletal muscle of mice, comparing healthy animals to those carrying a genetic mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)

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