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Comparing different forms of transcranial magnetic stimulation

Comparing different forms of transcranial magnetic stimulation


Gene therapy could prevent learning and memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease


Cannabis use disorder linked to aggression


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Nicholas Bartolomeo, who served three tours with the Marines in Iraq and now works at VA's Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in Gainesville, Fla., demonstrates a driving simulator used in research at the center.

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Media Reports

VA studies show how effective COVID-19 vaccines are in preventing infection (05/12/2021)

VA studies show how effective COVID-19 vaccines are in preventing infection The VA has been looking at this since the very first vaccine went in to the arms of its nursing home veterans.... Read more


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Overview of VA Research

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Rural Health

Rural Health
Many Veterans who rely on VA for their health care live in remote areas—in some cases, hundreds of miles from the nearest VA facility. Providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to these Veterans is a challenge... Learn more

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VA and the LUKE/DEKA advanced prosthetic arm - Listen (01:00)

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