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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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Afghanistan/Iraq Veterans

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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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