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Study probes impact of stress on Coast Guardsmen’s mental health

Study probes impact of stress on Coast Guardsmen’s mental health

Older women especially susceptible to blood pressure spikes during exercise 

Expanding VA home-based primary care to American Indian communities


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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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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) hurt the brain’s ability to send messages to the rest of the body. These injuries can result in paralysis, loss of feeling, chronic pain, and other serious medical problems. .. Learn more

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Fire ants may hold key to psoriasis treatment

Fire ants may hold key to psoriasis treatment

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Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News covered a study led by a researcher with VA and Emory University that points to a potential treatment for psoriasis—a potentially debilitating condition that affects up to 6 million U.S. patients—in the venom of fire ants. The researchers successfully tested compounds in mice that they developed from solenopsin, the toxic chemical in fire ant venom. The study appeared in Scientific Reports.

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